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Woman's Hour Power List 2018: Women in Music

Woman's Hour Power List 2018: women in music, MI6 recruiting, a profile of suffragette Kitty Marion, morality in Young Adult Fiction, sourdough baking and Vanessa Kimbell.

Kitty Marion was a German born actress and suffragette. A prolific bomber and arsonist she was imprisoned and force-fed over two hundred times. As well as campaigning for the vote she campaigned for birth control and for the right for a safe working environment. Jenni is joined by the historian Dr Fern Riddell, who has written her story in a new book 'Death in Ten Minutes'.

Today we launch the Woman's Hour Power List 2018. We're focusing on Women in Music and will be celebrating the achievements of women in front of the mic and behind the scenes who've made it to the very top.

The foreign Intelligence Service, MI6 want to recruit more women, parents and employees from ethnic minorities. In the hope of attracting a more diverse workforce, for the first time in their 110-year history, they are using a TV advert. Despite having had a surge in applications since the Skripals' poisoning in Salisbury the secret intelligence agency say they want to broaden their reach, looking for people who "challenge the status quo". We hear from Annie Machon, a former MI5 intelligence officer.

Kitty Marion was a German born actress and suffragette. A prolific bomber and arsonist she was imprisoned and force-fed over two hundred times. As well as campaigning for the vote she campaigned for birth control and for the right for a safe working envirnoment. Jenni is joined by the historian Dr Fern Riddell, who has written her story in a new book 'Death in Ten Minutes'.

How much responsibility do young adult fiction authors have when it comes to subject matter? Given the age range, is there anything that should be off limits? Bare Lit, a literary festival in London this weekend, will discuss the issue at a seminar. Candy Gourlay, an author on the panel, and Liz Kessler, another YA fiction writer discuss.

Food writer and sourdough baker, Vanessa Kimbell teaches students about gut-friendly bread at her popular Sourdough School. In her new book 'The Sourdough School' she shares her knowledge with home bakers. Vanessa joins Jenni in the studio to discuss the craft of artisan baking from creating your own starter to basic bread making techniques.

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58 minutes

Chapters

  • Woman's Hour Power List 2018: Women in Music

    Duration: 07:25

  • MI6 Recruitment

    Duration: 06:38

  • Kitty Marion

    Duration: 09:02

  • Young Adult Fiction

    Duration: 09:40

  • Cook the Perfect - Sourdough

    Duration: 06:09

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Jenni Murray
Producer Kirsty Starkey
Interviewed Guest Annie Machon
Interviewed Guest Fern Riddell
Interviewed Guest Candy Gourlay
Interviewed Guest Liz Kessler
Interviewed Guest Vanessa Kimbell

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