Sonequa Martin-Green, Life-saving solar-powered suitcase, Women and alcohol
American actress Sonequa Martin-Green on her lead role in Star Trek, why more older women are dying from alcohol-related illness, and the solar-powered suitcase that saves lives.
American actress Sonequa Martin-Green is probably best known for her role as Sasha Williams in the TV series The Walking Dead. She now stars as the first black female lead in the Star Trek series, 50 years after the original franchise was first broadcast. As a woman of colour, what's been her experience in Hollywood?
Why are more older women dying from alcohol related illness? Since 2001 there's been a 35% increase in the number of deaths of women aged between 60-64 from conditions like liver disease or heart failure. Professor Ilana Crome who co-chairs a Royal College of Psychiatrists' working group on older substance abusers and London GP Dr Philippa Kaye discuss.
We talk to Dr Laura Stachel about why she invented a solar-powered midwifery suitcase and winning an award at the UN Climate Change conference.
15 year-old actor Sydney Wade on her role as Skye, the lead character in the new series of the Children In Need drama D For Dexter. It's part she's played since she was 11 so what's it been like to grow up with the role?
Presenter: Jane Garvey
Producer: Anne Peacock.
Sonequa Martin Green
Women and Alcohol
Charities and Lack of Diversity
D For Dexter
D For Dexter
Support On Alcoholism
BBC Children In Need
Role Contributor Presenter Jane Garvey Interviewed Guest Sonequa Martin-Green Interviewed Guest Ilana Crome Interviewed Guest Philippa Kaye Interviewed Guest Laura Stachel Interviewed Guest Sydney Wade Producer Anne Peacock
- Mon 13 Nov 2017 10:00
Late Night Woman's Hour