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Weekend Woman's Hour: Fashions pinks, Caring at home, Fearne Cotton

Highlights from the Woman's Hour week. Why pink is back in fashion, Fearne Cotton opens up about her depression, and the experience of caring for elderly and ill relatives at home.

In the week Cressida Dick is named the first woman Metropolitan Police Commissioner, we've been hearing from women who have worked in the force at different levels. On today's programme: Carol Price, interviewed when she was a village bobby in 1985 and catch up with her today for her memories of that time.

As part of our carer's series we hear from Sue, who for the last 6 years has been looking after her 88 year old mother who suffers from dementia. And we discuss sharing the care of an elderly parent with siblings. Helen looked after her mother for four years while Elayne and her sister splits the care of their mother between them, six weeks at a time.

The presenter and broadcaster Fearne Cotton opens up about her episodes of depression and talks about her book Happy, a practical guide to finding happiness.

We get a taste of Late Night Woman's Hour's discussion on instinct with neuroscientist Sophie Scott, former detective Mo Dowdy, anthropologist Kit Davies and businesswoman Hilary Devey.

We discuss the mental health benefits of crafting with Dr Jayne Wallace a researcher in craft futures and the glass artist Pinkie Maclure.

The latest Sport England 'This Girl Can' campaign features 67 year old Catherine. She tells us why she got involved in British Military Fitness.

The colour pink has been creeping back into fashion over recent years. Why will be seeing more of the pale pink dubbed millennial pink? Jane Monnington Boddy the Colour Director at the global fashion trend forecaster WGSN and Kassia St Clair the author of The secret Lives of Colour discuss.

Presented by Nikki Bedi
Producer: Rabeka Nurmahomed
Editor:Jane Thurlow.

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58 minutes


Role Contributor
Presenter Nikki Bedi
Interviewed Guest Fearne Cotton
Interviewed Guest Sophie Scott
Interviewed Guest Mo Dowdy
Interviewed Guest Kit Davies
Interviewed Guest Hilary Devey
Interviewed Guest Jayne Wallace
Interviewed Guest Pinkie Maclure
Interviewed Guest Jane Monnington Boddy
Interviewed Guest Kassia St Clair
Producer Rabeka Nurmahomed
Editor Jane Thurlow


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