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150 years of feminism, Music journalist Sylvia Patterson, Scented rose grower Rosebie Morton

June 7th, 2016

Episode 599 of 722 episodes

It's 150 years since Millicent Fawcett and other campaigners handed over their first petition for women's suffrage to Parliament. Jane Garvey and guests consider the impact a century and a half of feminism has had on women's lives. Music journalist Sylvia Patterson shares highlights of her last 30 years writing about pop music - her days in the heyday of Smash Hits and NME, and interviewing some of the biggest names in the industry along the way. Frustrated with the dull and scentless flowers on the market, Rosebie Morton started growing old-fashioned scented roses. Now she has a thriving business and looks after 30,000 roses and 1 million sweet peas.

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