Woman's Hour

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Noma Dumezweni, Helen Sharman, pain relief, Women and Swearing, Marital Rape in India, Neko Case

December 15th, 2015

Episode 441 of 726 episodes

On the day that UK astronaut Tim Peake makes his landmark flight to the International Space Station a chance to hear again part of Jenni's interview with Dr. Helen Sharman who blasted off for a seven day mission to the Mir space station in 1991 becoming the first Briton in Space. Is there a specific kind of pain relief for women? With Dr. Sarah Jarvis Women and Swearing with the stand-up comedian Ava Vidal and Alice Vincent Arts and Entertainment writer at The Telegraph. US singer songwriter Neko Case talks to Jane about her career and performs in the Woman's Hour Studio. Her new vinyl box set Truckdriver, Gladiator, Mule has just been released. The Indian government have recently announced plans for legal reforms to outlaw rape in marriage. This is the same government that earlier this year said India wasn't ready for a law against marital rape, saying marriage must remain sacred. So is their "comprehensive review" of current laws likely to change anything? With Namita Bhandare Gender Editor at the Indian newspaper Mint. Noma Dumezweni describes standing in for Kim Cattrall with only two weeks notice as she takes on the role of Linda Wilde in Penelope Skinner's new play "Linda" at the Royal Court in London. Presented by Jane Garvey Produced by Caroline Donne.

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