Woman's Hour

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Jenna Coleman as young Queen Victoria

August 27th, 2016

Episode 672 of 985 episodes

The former Doctor Who star Jenna Coleman talks about her new leading role as young Queen Victoria. Fashion historian Amber Butchart and journalist and author Yasmin Alibhai Brown discuss the ban on the burkini in operation in some coastal towns in France . Period tracker apps are helping women monitor their dates, bleeding length and fertile window but at what cost? We take a look at them with the technology journalist Cara McGoogan and the CEO of the app Clue Ida Tin. A new film " Bad Moms " depicts a mother reaching breaking point and rebelling against the 'perfect' mums of the school PTA - but what makes a bad mum? . Helen Thorn and Ellie Gibson from the 'Scummy Mummies' podcast discuss. More needs to be done to support young gay, lesbian and bisexual people when they come out. So says Matthew Todd, the Editor of Attitude Magazine and author of a new book Straight Jacket : How to be Gay and Happy. So how can parents and the wider community support them. Plus women and their relationships are often at the heart of Spanish director Pedro Almodovar's films. Film critics Karen Krizanovich and Maria Delgado discuss if Almodovar can be described as a 'feminist director'? And the Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero performs an improvised piece just for Woman's Hour. Presented by Jane Garvey Producer; Rabeka Nurmahomed Editor: Beverley Purcell.

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