Woman's Hour

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Emma Bridgewater, New female politicians in Iran, Are you turning into your mother?

March 2nd, 2016

Episode 511 of 722 episodes

Pottery designer Emma Bridgewater talks about creating modern day classic kitchenware. Described as "quintessentially British", her most recognisable designs range from simple polka dots to greyhounds chasing rabbits and they're all still made in Stoke-on-Trent. She'll tell us how it feels to be a designer turned industrialist. Is turning into your mother inevitable and is it something to be welcomed or resisted? Alex Manson-Smith and Sarah Thompson blog about modern motherhood and counsellor Myira Khan works with clients on their relationships with their mothers. Dirty Pakistani Lingerie is Aizzah Fatima's comic one woman show examining what it is to be a US Pakistani woman. Currently on tour around the UK, Aizzah and director Erica Gould join Jane tomorrow from Birmingham. A record number of women have been elected to the Iranian parliament; their numbers will increase from 9 to 20 of 290 seats following Friday's elections. We ask BBC Persian reporter Rana Rahimpour who these women are, where they stand politically and what challenges they face. Presenter: Jane Garvey Producer: Laura Northedge.