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Angel Olsen, Long-term UTIs, Virago Press

American folk and indie singer Angel Olsen; treating long-term UTIs; how women's publishing house Virago shook up the literary world; make-up staples with Sali Hughes - lipstick.

Half of all women will experience a urinary tract infection with many having repeated bouts. Jane talks to Professor James Malone-Lee about why he thinks a much more radical approach is needed to treat the condition and to Kate Middleton who suffered with a chronic condition and is now part of a campaign group to try and change the way GPs diagnose it.

Acclaimed US folk and indie rock singer and guitarist Angel Olsen talks about her music and her new album, My Woman, and performs a unique solo performance, live in the Woman's Hour studio.

Tonight BBC Four will broadcast an hour-long documentary about the founding of Virago, the women-only publisher. We hear from Harriet Spicer, one of the founders in 1973, and later it's managing director. And also from Lennie Goodings, currently at the helm, who joined in the late 70s. They'll discuss Virago's place in the Women's Liberation Movement of the 70s - and how it's kept its identity in a publishing industry dominated by big business.

In our new series we are looking at five beauty, lipstick, eyeliner, nail varnish, and mascara. Today, lipstick: originally we used berries to stain our lips but now we have numerous colours and styles to choose from. Beauty journalist, Sali Hughes and MDM Flow Founder, Florence Adepoju explain why lipstick is a beauty must have.

Presenter: Jane Garvey
Producer: Kirsty Starkey.

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45 minutes


  • UTI's

    Professor James Malone-Lee and long term sufferer Kate Middleton on the condition

    Duration: 08:35

  • Angel Olsen

    US folk and indie rock singer performs live

    Duration: 09:15

  • Virago

    Jane is joined by one of the founders and managing director of the women-only publisher

    Duration: 14:42

  • Lipstick

    Is it the most important item in your make-up bag?

    Duration: 08:29

Long-term UTIs

You can find more info at Chronic Urinary Tract Infection Campaign   and at the Cob Foundation


Role Contributor
Presenter Jane Garvey
Producer Kirsty Starkey
Interviewed Guest James Malone-Lee
Interviewed Guest Kate Middleton
Interviewed Guest Angel Olsen
Interviewed Guest Lennie Goodings
Interviewed Guest Harriet Spicer
Interviewed Guest Sali Hughes
Interviewed Guest Florence Adepoju


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