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Andrea Riseborough, Maternity leave and premature babies, The secret lives of hair

Andrea Riseborough talks about the life of a female actor. Why the mother of two premature babies is campaigning for maternity leave to be extended for mothers of premature babies.

Why the mother of two premature babies is campaigning for maternity leave to be extended for mothers of premature babies.

Andrea Riseborough has played a wide variety of roles in her relatively short career. She co-starred in Birdman, joined the cast for the second season of Netflix's Bloodline and for the last three weeks has been on live TV playing Dee, the fragile daughter of comedian Paul Finchley (played by Robbie Coltrane) in Channel 4's disturbing drama, National Treasure.

The collection and trade of human hair is a billion-dollar industry. Emma Tarlo, author of Entanglement: The Secret Lives of Hair, describes how she travelled the globe to find women whose livelihoods depend on hair.

Sady Doyle's book, Trainwreck, examines the phenomenon of the woman who has been shamed for being emotionally and sexually out of control. Sady Doyle and journalist Sophie Heawood, a self-confessed former trainwreck, discuss whether and why the term is reserved exclusively for women.

To mark Ada Lovelace day, we investigate the secret history of pioneering physiologist, chemist and engineer, Dr Phyllis Kerridge, who set up the first hearing clinic in this country. Her work in audiology is still hugely influential but few have heard of her.

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58 minutes

Chapters

  • Premature Babies and Maternity Care

    Why the mother of two premature babies is campaigning for maternity leave to be extended.

    Duration: 09:58

  • Andrea Riseborough

    Actress of Birdman, Netflix's Bloodline and Channel 4's National Treasure.

    Duration: 08:23

  • Dr Phyllis Kerridge

    We discuss the pioneering physiologist, chemist and engineer from the interwar years.

    Duration: 04:46

  • Trainwreck

    American author Sady Doyle's book examines the cultural phenomenon.

    Duration: 10:27

  • The Secret Lives of Hair

    The collection and trade of human hair is a billion-dollar industry. Why?

    Duration: 07:59

Catriona Ogilvy

Bliss - Support for babies born premature or sick
The Smallest Things - Campaigning for premature babies and beyond

The Secret Lives of Hair

Little Princess Trust - Providing real wigs for children suffering with hair loss

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Role Contributor
Presenter Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest Catriona Ogilvy
Interviewed Guest Caroline Davey
Interviewed Guest Andrea Riseborough
Interviewed Guest Emma Tarlo
Interviewed Guest Sady Doyle
Interviewed Guest Sophie Heawood
Interviewed Guest Coreen McGuire
Producer Lucinda Montefiore

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