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Sari fashion, Conservative Party Conference, The mental pressures of starting university

October 5th, 2015

Episode 380 of 722 episodes

We hear from Allegra Stratton, Newsnight's political editor, at the Conservative Party Conference. As students across the country begin to settle in to their first year at university, we take a look at the psychological pressures of making this big transition. Two students join us to share their own experience of struggling in those first few months. BBC Two programme 'Special Forces: Ultimate Hell Week' has been testing the mettle of some of the UK's fittest men and women, pushing beyond them beyond their mental and physical limits by battle-hardened veterans from the world's toughest special forces. Winner Clare Miller joins Jane to speak about this challenge and is joined by the ex-forces programme adviser Lee Andrew who followed the participants throughout and has his own view on whether women should be on the frontline. The V&A's new exhibition, the Fabric of India, explores the rich history of the sari. We consider the sari in its contemporary form. Presenter: Jane Garvey Producer: Lucinda Montefiore.