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Anne-Sophie Pic, Cannabis, Tracy Borman, Purna Sen, Extra mothers

Anne-Sophie Pic, the French chef with three Michelin stars, treating cannabis addiction, Tracy Borman on The King's Witch, tackling sexual harassment and Sue Elliott-Nicholls.

There has been a 95% increase in the number of women entering treatment for cannabis addiction, although the number of people using cannabis in England and Wales has gone down, according to new research from the University of York. We hear from women in recovery at a centre in Suffolk and Jenni speaks to Ian Hamilton, lecturer in mental health who carried out the research.

Dr Purna Sen, spokesperson for sexual harassment at UN Women has been in front of the House of Commons, Women and Equalities Select Committee. She explains why tackling sexual harassment should be a priority for the UK government and what the UN is doing about it.

Women may do the lion's share of cooking all over the world, but when it comes to haute cuisine, they are still almost invisible. We hear from one woman at the top of her game Anne-Sophie Pic, who holds the maximum three Michelin stars in France and 11 Stars overall for her other restaurants including one in London.

Sue Elliott-Nicholls has a lot of mothers. Some are hers and some she has deliberately found for herself for a little extra maternal back up. She thought it was just her but it turns out that spare mother-figures are more common than you might think. Sue describes her experiences.

Historian Tracy Borman is well-versed in exploring the women of Tudor and Jacobean court, but never before through fiction. She joins Jenni to discuss her new novel, The King's Witch, and the vulnerability and danger that came with being a young woman in the rule of James I.

Presenter: Jenni Murray.

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58 minutes


  • Women and Cannabis

    Duration: 11:28

  • Anne-Sophie Pic

    Duration: 06:14

  • Purna Sen

    Duration: 07:27

  • Second Mums

    Duration: 09:51

  • Tracy Borman

    Duration: 07:40


Role Contributor
Presenter Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest Ian Hamilton
Interviewed Guest Purna Sen
Interviewed Guest Anne-Sophie Pic
Interviewed Guest Sue Elliott-Nicholls
Interviewed Guest Tracy Borman


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