Woman's Hour

BBC Radio 4

Health, Kids & Family, News & Politics

The programme that offers a female perspective on the world


Tina Fey

December 14th, 2015

Episode 440 of 985 episodes

Local council elections in Saudi Arabia this weekend are the third in the nation's modern history, but the first in which women will be allowed to both vote and stand. Jane is joined by Rothna Begum Woman's Rights Researcher at Human Rights Watch for the Middle East and North Africa to discuss what the results of the elections mean for Saudi women. Tina Fey, the American writer, actress, comedian and producer is described by many as a comic genius. Best known for the teen classic 'Mean Girls', Saturday Night Live and the Emmy award winning television series 30 Rock she joins Emma Barnett to discuss her latest film 'Sisters', which stars her friend and frequent collaborator Amy Poehler. Sophia Gore is the author of a new book, The Rustle of a Wing: Finding Hope Beyond Anorexia. Sophia has been living with severe anorexia for more than fifteen years. She is now twenty-nine. She has been sectioned and force fed several times. After many years of mostly unsuccessful and very costly treatment it was finally agreed in the autumn of 2013 that Sophia would be offered palliative care. In a powerful and upsetting interview, she talks to Jane about her treatment over the years. Dasha Nicholls, Chair of the Eating Disorders Faculty at the Royal College of Psychiatrists, talks to Jane about care for the most extreme cases of anorexia. Presenter: Jane Garvey Producer: Kirsty Starkey.

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