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Garden designer Jo Thompson; England Women’s Football World Cup hopes

May 15th, 2015

Episode 231 of 725 episodes

With this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show only days away, we talk to designer Jo Thompson about her all women team and her creation for this year's show. "Vivaldi's Women" is an all-female ensemble of singers and players which aims to recreate the sound of Vivaldi's Figlie di Choro. We discuss the history and the choir's unique vocal range. A new BBC TV series features the work of detectives from the Greater Manchester Police’s Serious Sexual Offences Unit. What's it like to tackle crimes that carry the toughest sentences but have the lowest conviction rates? Plus how will England fare at the football World Cup in Canada this summer and what do we need or want from a Minister for Women?

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