Woman's Hour

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Hiroshima atomic bomb 70th anniversary

August 6th, 2015

Episode 321 of 985 episodes

On the 70th Anniversary of the atomic bomb being dropped on Hiroshima, we hear the story of one survivor Setsuko Thurlow. Queens of Crime; Dorothy L Sayers, best known for her amateur sleuth character Lord Peter Wimsey. We discuss her life and legacy with the writer Jill Paton Walsh and Seona Ford, Chairman of the Dorothy L Sayers Society. Three weeks ago Iran agreed to reduce its nuclear capability for the next 10 years in exchange for the gradual lifting of sanctions by the US and other world powers (EU and UN). The historic agreement was brokered by a particularly high number of female diplomats. Suzanne Kianpour, a BBC reporter in Washington, spoke to America's under-secretary of state for political affairs Wendy Sherman, who lead the negotiating team over many rounds of talks since 2011. And in the studio, Jenni speaks to former Diplomat and Ambassador Julie Chappell about what it's like to be a woman working in the predominantly male diplomatic world. We continue our series looking at the male experience of family, fatherhood and relationships across the generations with Suzi Godsonis the relationship columnist for The Times. Today we're looking at men in their twenties and hear from 24 year old Amil from Birmingham, and Ryan from Bedford who is 22. Presented by Jenni Murray Producer Beverley Purcell.

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