Woman's Hour

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Mary Decker and Zola Budd, Miriam Gonzalez Durantez, Inside the Queen's wardrobe, Joan Ruddock

July 27th, 2016

Episode 642 of 985 episodes

At the 1984 Olympics, Mary Decker fell during the 3000 metres final after colliding with the 18 year-old barefoot runner Zola Budd. The incident sparked headlines around the world and remains a much debated incident. Thirty-two years later the pair have been reunited for Sky's documentary 'The Fall'. They join Jenni to talk about the impact the event had on their lives. Miriam Gonzalez Durantez, the international lawyer, campaigner, and wife of former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg - looks back to her childhood in Spain for her debut cookbook, 'Made in Spain'. Woman's Hour glimpses inside the Queen's wardrobe. To mark the Queen's 90th birthday Emma Barnett visited Buckingham palace - today she explores military dress with the critic Dr Shahidha Bari, and Senior Curator at the Royal Collection Caroline de Guitaut. Joan Ruddock served as Labour MP for Lewisham and Deptford for 28 years. A passionate campaigner on the environment and former Chair of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, she served as a minister in both the Blair and Brown governments. She was also the first Minister for Women. She's written her memoir 'Going Nowhere' and joins Jenni to discuss her life in politics. Presenter: Jenni Murray Producer: Dianne McGregor.

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