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Cherylee Houston, Julie Burchill, Refuges, Horror Films

The star of Radio 4's 15-minute drama on life with hypermobility. Jenni Murray presents.

Cherylee Houston, who stars in this week's 15 minute drama on Radio 4, and Ruth Baker who both have Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, which results in hypermobility and a variety of other symptoms, talk about living with EDS.

Author and journalist Julie Burchill starts a series of columns on over-rated virtues with her views on loyalty and her motto 'no loyalty given or expected'.

On the eve of the Olympics in Rio, campaigner Ani Hao talks about why Brazil is one of the most dangerous countries in which to be a woman.

Campaigners say new changes to housing benefit will force the closure of refuges for women fleeing domestic violence. Jess Phillips MP and Charlotte Kneed, the manager of a refuge in Surrey, want the government to re-think the policy and make women's refuges exempt.

The Final Girls is a screening series focused on exploring feminist themes in horror cinema, organiser Anna Bogutskaya and Dr Alison Peirse, from the University of York discuss reclaiming the horror genre.

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45 minutes


  • Dangers For Women In Brazil

    Campaigner Ani Hao and Silvia Salek, Head of BBC Brazil, discuss the dangers women face.

    Duration: 09:23

  • Women In Horror

    Dr Alison Peirse and The Final Girl founder, Anna Bogutskaya, discuss women in horror.

    Duration: 09:59

  • Closure Of Refuges For Women

    Jess Phillips MP and refuge manager Charlotte Kneed, discuss current government policy.

    Duration: 08:29

  • Julie Burchill’s Overrated Virtues: Loyalty

    Writer Julie Burchill discusses her views on loyalty in the first in a series of columns.

    Duration: 04:37

  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome

    Ruth Baker and actress Cherylee Houston discuss living with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.

    Duration: 09:02


Role Contributor
Presenter Jenni Murray
Producer Eleanor Garland
Interviewed Guest Cherylee Houston
Interviewed Guest Ruth Baker
Interviewed Guest Ani Hao
Interviewed Guest Jess Phillips
Interviewed Guest Charlotte Kneed
Interviewed Guest Anna Bogutskaya
Interviewed Guest Alison Peirse
Interviewed Guest Julie Burchill


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