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Cara Delevingne, Women in construction, Lisa Jewell

Actress Cara Delevingne on being a role model. The rise and fall of the movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. Women in construction. Rachel Ama cooks vegan Caribbean jackfruit fritters.

Cara Delevingne is one of the most recognisable faces in the world with over 43 million followers on Instagram alone. She’s spoken openly about her sexuality and issues with severe depression. She began modelling when she left school but is now is concentrating on her acting career and plays the lead role in a new Victorian fantasy drama series Carnival Row. She talks about her role as Irish ‘faery’ Vignette Stonemoss opposite human detective Rycroft Philostrate played by Orlando Bloom.

This week Harvey Weinstein pleaded not guilty to two additional charges of predatory sexual assault and has denied all allegations of non-consensual sex. A new documentary looks at the rise and fall of the film mogul. We speak to the director of the documentary, Ursula Macfarlane, and to Hope D’Amore who says she was a victim of his alleged abuse.

What is it like to be a woman in the construction industry? Currently women make up 16% of the total UK workforce of two million people. How can the industry attract more girls to the trades and what’s the reality of working in such a male-dominated environment? Tina Daheley speaks to Roma Agrawal, a structural engineer who worked on the Shard, Katie Kelleher, a former crane operator who now works as an Appointed Person at Select Plant Hire, Hattie Hasan, founder of Stopcocks Women Plumbers, Cristina Lanz Azcarate, Chair of London South East NAWIC (National Association of Women in Construction), Sarah Fenton, Partnerships Director Midlands and North, CITB, (Construction Industry Training Board) and Lynsey Davies, a plasterer who is now training to be a quantity surveyor.

Lisa Jewell is celebrating twenty years as a bestselling author. She tells us about her latest psychological thriller The Family Upstairs.

Vegan vlogger Rachel Ama Cook the Perfect… Caribbean Jackfruit Fritters. She explains how she takes inspiration from her Caribbean, West African and Welsh roots and shows how you can take your favourite dishes and adapt them into quick, easy vegan recipes from her book Rachel Ama’s Vegan Eats.

Plus, is the jobs market working for women? We ask if policies on part time or flexible working actually work in practice? We hear from Lucy Adams, CEO of Disruptive HR, Kirsty Holden, blogger and founder of TheMoneySavingMum.com and Anna Codrea-Rado, journalist and presenter of the podcast “is this working?” about the modern workplace.

Presented by Jenni Murray
Produced by Sophie Powling
Edited by Jane Thurlow

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  • Sat 31 Aug 2019 16:00

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