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Friendship

January 1st, 2015

Episode 104 of 759 episodes

Baroness Shirley Williams and Helge Rubinstein talk about their friendship that's spanned over 60 years. How does society value female friendship? When Baroness Williams's mother Vera Brittain wrote Testament of Friendship about her close relationship with the author Winifred Holtby, she felt that female friendship had been "mocked, belittled and falsely interpreted." Dawn O'Porter and Baroness Williams discuss whether that's still the case today. Losing a friend. Jane Plume on her best friend Gina and what it's been like since her death.

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