Woman's Hour

BBC Radio 4

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Weekend WH: Blondie & Marian Keyes

November 8th, 2014

Episode 49 of 727 episodes

Chris Stein and Debbie Harry from Blondie talk about music, their relationship and their new book celebrating the New York punk scene. We hear from a woman suffering from the debilitating effects of osteoporosis. It’s estimated that half of all women and 1 in 5 men over 50 will break a bone due to poor bone health. The UK is home to up to 90 thousand au pairs at any one time. But they currently have no protection in terms of working hours, pay and living conditions. We hear from a young woman who experienced first hand life as an au pair. A survivor of Jimmy Savile’s abuse tells us her story and the author of a book which investigates Savile’s crimes explains why he thinks he got away with his depraved abuse for so many years. The Queen of Page Turners, Marian Keyes, talks all things sparkly, strictly and her new book about losing your old life and finding a new one. And at 82 years old the author Shirley Conran discusses sexual pleasure for older women.

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