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Betty Jackson, Justice Nasira Iqbal, Denise Gough, Domestic violence statistics

March 21st, 2016

Episode 528 of 985 episodes

Presenter: Jane Garvey Producer: Kirsty Starkey Betty Jackson CBE is a British fashion designer with an extraordinary CV. She found success working with Ossie Clark in the 1970s before setting up her own label in the 1980s. In 2000 she launched the Autograph Collection for Marks and Spencer and now works on the Betty Jackson Black label for Debenhams. Betty tells Jane about presenting the inaugural Anne Tyrrell Student Design Award and introduces us to the winner and runner-up. Justice Nasira Iqbal was one of the first five women to be appointed to the Lahore High Court and served from 1994 until 2002. She was a full time mother until she decided to retrain after seeing an advert for a local law examination. Married to Justice Javid Iqbal, the Former Chief Justice of Lahore High Court and a judge of the Supreme Court, she decided to wait until he had retired before embarking on her own judicial career to avoid complaints of nepotism. Jane speaks to her about her remarkable career and her hopes for the future of Pakistan. The National Theatre's play People, Place and Things takes an unflinching look at addiction. Now transferred to London's West End, Denise Gough stars as its recovering addict. She joins Jane to discuss a gripping, demanding but award-winning role. After a number of recent items on the programme looking at domestic violence there was some debate as to the accuracy of statistics around this issue. Charlotte McDonald from the World Service programme, More or Less, has investigated further and reveals her findings.

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