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Actor Anne Marie Duff, Chinese feminism, the story of Henrietta Howard

Actor Anne Marie Duff on her latest role. What it's like to be a feminist in China. The story of Henrietta Howard, Countess of Suffolk.

Actor Anne Marie Duff talks to Emma Barnett playing a working class matriarch in a new play that spans five decades of the lives, and deaths, of the Webster family.

Last September 19, 2021, Sophia Huang Xueqin, the Chinese journalist who kick-started China’s #MeToo movement, disappeared. We find out what has happened to her from BBC Eye journalist Jessie Lau who's been investigating her disappearance,. Plus writer and journalist Lijia Zhang explains what it's like to be a feminist in China.

Plus Anna Eavis the Curatorial director at English Heritage tells us the the story of Henrietta Howard, Countess of Suffolk, and mistress of King George II, as Marble Hill, a Palladian villa built in the 1720s for her, prepares to open to the public following its restoration

Presenter Emma Barnett
Producer Beverley Purcell
Photo credit; Helen Murray

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  • Thu 19 May 2022 10:00

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