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Carrie Gracie, Parental leave, Clothes as activism

Carrie Gracie talks about her decision to quit as the BBC's China editor over equal pay. Plus the parents of premature babies calling for extended parental leave.

Carrie Gracie has resigned as the BBC's China editor citing pay inequality with male colleagues. She said the support she has received has been "very moving". The BBC has said there is "no systemic discrimination against women". She speaks to Jane Martinson about her decision.

A council in London has become one of the first employers in the UK to introduce extended maternity and paternity leave for all staff whose babies are born prematurely. Councillor Clyde Loakes from Waltham Forest Council joins Jane to discuss, as well as Sarah Miles, from the charity The Smallest Things, who has been campaigning for change.

Powerful speeches and statements of unity have dominated the 75th Golden Globe awards. It was the first major Hollywood awards ceremony since the film industry was hit by sexual harassment scandals, with stars wearing black to honour victims. Professor Frances Corner is the Head of London College of Fashion, she talks to Jane about the history of protest fashion.

John Worboys, thought to be one of the UK's most prolific rapists, is to be freed from jail. The black-cab driver is believed to have carried out more than 100 rapes and sexual assaults on women. We speak to a woman who said he attacked her and to a charity worker about the support available to women who are victims of sexual assault.

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58 minutes


  • John Worboys

    Duration: 11:37

  • Carrie Gracie

    Duration: 11:26

  • Clothes as activism

    Duration: 05:29

  • Parental leave

    Duration: 07:44

  • Pale Waves

    Duration: 04:26

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Role Contributor
Presenter Jane Garvey
Reporter Jane Martinson
Interviewed Guest Carrie Gracie
Interviewed Guest Clyde Loakes
Interviewed Guest Sarah Miles
Interviewed Guest Frances Corner


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