Woman's Hour

BBC Radio 4

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Mhairi Black, Safe drinking, Amy Jackson, Shepherdess

January 8th, 2016

Episode 462 of 985 episodes

When the new flat rate state pension starts in April 2016, thousands of women born in the 1950s won't be able to access the full amount. Mhairi Black, the youngest MP in 350 years has led a House of Commons backbench debate on the issue and joins Jenni to discuss her concerns. There's no safe level of alcohol if you're pregnant according to new guidelines on drinking from Chief Medical Officer Dame Sally Davies. Dr Sally Marlow, researcher in Addictions at King's College London and Linda Geddes, freelance science and medical journalist discuss the evidence and whether women will follow the advice. Amy Jackson is Bollywood's unlikely superstar. Spotted aged sixteen, she's starred in a number of Indian films - but Amy is white and from Liverpool. She joins Jenni to discuss her remarkable career. At the age of 23, Emma Gray broke up with her fiance and set off with her three dogs to become a sheep farmer in Northumberland. Reporter Sarah Falkingham went to meet her. Presenter: Jenni Murray.

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