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Jacqueline Gold, The women are coming, Colleagues crying

Programme that offers a female perspective on the world. The rise of women in politics, Jacqueline Gold, CEO of Ann Summers, poet Helen Mort; and is crying at work still taboo?

Theresa May is the favourite to be the Conservative leader, Angela Eagle has put name forward to take over Labour, and we already have a female First Minister in Scotland with Nicola Sturgeon. In Europe Angela Merkel is still the one in control and let's not forget that Hillary Clinton could be US President by the end of the year. So, is this time finally the time for women politicians?

Award winning poet, Helen Mort has just published her highly anticipated second collection of poetry, No Map Could Show Them which explores the lives of pioneering female mountaineers, campaigners and runners. She reads two poems from her new collection.

Jacqueline Gold, the CEO of Ann Summers, talking about the changing landscape of the adult entertainment industry and why she's a big fan of the new ITV drama, Brief Encounters, based on the Ann Summers party reps of the 1980s.

Is crying at work still taboo? And how can we best support our work colleagues when they become tearful?

Rachel Tunnard's new film, Adult Life Skills, pulls off the almost-impossible. It's a comedy about grief. Set in the Peak District it's about Anna whose twin brother has died.

Presenter: Jane Garvey
Producer: Lucinda Montefiore.

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58 minutes


  • The Women Are Coming

    Quentin Letts and Laurie Penny discuss the rise of women in politics

    Duration: 08:20

  • Poetry from Helen Mort

    Multi-award winning poet Helen Mort reads from her new collection

    Duration: 09:15

  • Crying In The Workplace

    Dr Emily Grossman and Nell Frizzell on the politics of crying at work

    Duration: 08:00

  • Jacqueline Gold

    The CEO of Ann Summers talks about new TV drama Brief Encounters

    Duration: 08:05

  • Rachel Tunnard

    The writer and director on female friendships and her new film Adult Life Skills.

    Duration: 08:04


Role Contributor
Presenter Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest Quentin Letts
Interviewed Guest Laurie Penny
Interviewed Guest Helen Mort
Interviewed Guest Jacqueline Gold
Interviewed Guest Emily Grossman
Interviewed Guest Nell Frizzell
Interviewed Guest Rachel Tunnard
Producer Lucinda Montefiore


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