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Stefanie Martini plays Jane Tennison

Stefanie Martini as the younger Prime Suspect police officer. Next in the Carer's Series: Naomi & Dylan. Women's Strikes. Mary Beard on Lysistrata: a feminist or a comedic figure?

We talk to the actress Stefanie Martini, who plays the young Jane Tennison in a 1970s version of Prime Suspect. Starting tonight, it's set in 1973 and shows Jane as an officer learning the ropes and dealing with her first murder investigation. It gives some clues about how the older Detective Superintendent Tennison, famously played by Helen Mirren, came to be.

Another interview from our carer series: Naomi and her husband Mark live near Stafford with their 3 children, one of whom, Dylan, has cerebral palsy. Caz Graham went to meet Naomi and her family.

As we approach A Day Without Women on 8 March, we take a look at the history and impact of women's strikes in the UK and globally.

And in the next of our series of threatening women from ancient Greek plays, Mary Beard and Beaty Rubens continue to examine key women from ancient Greek drama and explore the ways in which they continue to inform debate about women in power. Today we hear about Lysistrata, a woman who attempts to end the Peloponnesian War by organising the women of Greece to stage a sex strike.

Presenter: Jenni Murray
Producer: Kirsty Starkey.

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58 minutes


  • Stefanie Martini plays Jane Tennison

    Duration: 09:17

  • Naomi's story - carers series

    Duration: 15:12

  • The history of women's strikes

    Duration: 09:40

  • Threatening women - Lysistrata

    Duration: 08:14

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Role Contributor
Presenter Jenni Murray
Producer Kirsty Starkey
Interviewed Guest Stefanie Martini
Interviewed Guest Naomi
Interviewed Guest Mary Beard
Interviewed Guest Beaty Rubens
Interviewed Guest Selma James
Interviewed Guest Maria Bjarnadottir
Interviewed Guest Hannah Reed


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