Woman's Hour

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Kim Cattrall On Insomnia

April 29th, 2016

Episode 566 of 726 episodes

Kim Cattrall is well-known for roles in Sex and the City, Sensitive Skin, and in recent years her work in theatre. What's not been public until now is a private struggle with insomnia - something that came to dominate her life, and her work. She speaks exclusively on Woman's Hour in a narrative, based on diaries she wrote at the time that convey her state of mind when suffering sleep deprivation. Her personal battle with sleeplessness would eventually lead to her being forced to pull out of a London stage production. The process of coming to terms with insomnia involved re-examining her own life, the impact of her father's death and her own mortality. It ultimately proved life-changing. With readings by Dame Janet Suzman. Presenter: Kim Cattrall Producer: Anne Peacock.

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