Woman's Hour

BBC Radio 4

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The programme that offers a female perspective on the world


Nandi Bhebhe, Julie Burchill, Knife crime, Innovation, Lake District

August 12th, 2016

Episode 658 of 728 episodes

Actor Nandi Bhebhe on the American servicemen who lost their lives in a botched D-Day rehearsal in 1944. She is appearing in the Globe's 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips, adapted by Michael Morpurgo and Emma Rice. Julie Burchill made her name as a fearless and controversial newspaper columnist. We asked her to write a series on the subject of overrated virtues and vices. This week she explains why life is too short to be modest. We look at how cities outside London tackle the issue of knife crime. Jenni is joined by Karyn McCluskey, director of the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit, Nicky Hill, programme director of the Youth Crime Commission and gang expert, Tanayah Sam. Asha Peta Thompson, the woman who turned her passion for knitting into an innovative, high tech military business and Ruth McKernan from government agency Innovate UK discuss how to encourage more women to develop science and technology innovation business ideas. More from Women in One, a collection of audio snapshots in which Abigail Hollick talks to women of all ages and backgrounds about their lives. Abigail accosts a woman in a Lake District clothes boutique. Picture credit: Steve Tanner (RSC)

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