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Unpicking the relationship between power and sex during Elizabeth I’s reign.

Unpicking the relationship between power and sex during Elizabeth I's reign. Talking to teenagers about losing their virginity. And we visit a Babybank helping families cope.

To many Elizabeth I was only ever a kingless Queen, an unmarried woman and a childless virgin. To others she was a political mastermind, a monarchic powerhouse and a resolute survivor. Playwright, Ella Hickson's talks about her new take on the Queen in her play Swive, now on stage at the Sam Wannamaker theatre in London. How do women in power negotiate patriarchal pressure in order to get their way?

How do you as a parent talk to your teenagers about losing their virginity? Flo Perry author of 'How To Have Feminist Sex' and Rachel Fitzsimmons, sex educator and lecturer in sexual health at the University of Central Lancashire with advice and tips on how to navigate the conversation.

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Thousands of parents are turning to so called "BabyBanks" to feed and clothe their children. They work in exactly the same way as a food bank. You're referred by your midwife or social worker and you can pick up donated items, essentials equipment like cots and prams and more everyday things like wipes and nappies. Henrietta Harrison went to meet some families using a bank in South London.

Presenter Jenni Murray
Producer Beverley Purcell

Guest; Flo Perry
Guest; Rachel Fitzsimmons
Guest; Ella Hickson
Reporter; Henrietta Harrison

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