September 2nd, 2016
Episode 677 of 920 episodes
After winning Gold with Great Britain's Women's Hockey team, Kate and Helen Richardson-Walsh join Jenni to discuss their careers in sports and what it means to them to be the first same sex married couple at the Olympics. Ena Miller visited the 8th Black Dolls expo in Tottenham Green. She spoke to Ama Gueye, founder of Operation Sankofa who says she's trying to fill the gap in the British market to promote black dolls. Atiha Sen Gupta, writer in residence at The Theatre Royal Stratford East, on her latest play Counting Stars. Set in a fictional nightclub it tells the story of two Nigerian immigrants who work in the club's toilets. And Helen Sedgwick, a former physicist tells Jenni about how she swapped science for fiction writing and about her first novel The Comet Seekers. Presenter: Jenni Murray Producer: Caroline Donne.
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