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Anna Watkins Olympic Rower, Jack The Ripper, Gay marriage, Women's Vote myths

August 21st, 2015

Episode 338 of 985 episodes

Sport and Motherhood: Olympic Gold Medal Rower Anna Watkins about her return to training for Rio 2016 with Eleanor Oldroyd BBC Sports presenter. What are the challenges faced by high profile female sports women who continue to compete after pregnancy. Is it time to call "time" on Jack The Ripper? What is our fascination with this Victorian serial killer of women? With Alyson Brown, Professor of History at Edge Hill University and Katherine Connelly historian and biographer of Sylvia Pankhurst. Men and Relationships: Gay Marriage, with Harvey B Brown a gay married man who describes the importance of his parents long and happy marriage. Laura Green, a young entrepreneur from Runcorn with Down's Syndrome who set up her own fashion business. Women's Vote Myths: as Labour party members began to cast their leadership votes this week, many a commentator highlighted Jeremy Corbyn's popularity with female voters because of the appeal of his "principles". But how important are "principles" to women voters? Katharine Peacock, Managing Director of research consultancy ComRes analyses women's voting behaviour.

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