January 27th, 2016
Episode 479 of 798 episodes
The FA's new Head of Women's Football, Baroness Sue Campbell, joins us to talk about her expectations for grassroots and elite women's football as she gets ready to start her new role. Chronic fatigue and teenage girls. According to a new study, one in forty teenage girls has ME, or myalgic encephalomyelitis, also known as chronic fatigue syndrome. Dr Esther Crawley explains the condition, and a sufferer shares her experiences. Plus children and swearing. Psychologist Laverne Antrobus and journalist Hazel Davis discuss the impact of swearing in front of children. And women in Homer's Iliad. Classics scholar Emily Hauser talks about her new novel inspired by Homer's 2,500 year old poem, The Iliad, in which she takes the two peripheral female characters and places them at the very centre of the plot. Presenter: Jenni Murray Producer: Emma Wallace.