Woman's Hour

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Weekend WH: Chore Wars & Jane Horrocks

October 11th, 2014

Episode 22 of 985 episodes

Who does most of the chores in your home? And do the statistics back up what you think you already know that women do the lion share of housework and that men have more time to themselves? The team at Mumsnet break down those stats. The Great British Bake Off winner Nancy Birtwhistle talks about her Moulin Rouge cake. We ask whether childcare should be considered a chore? And if British women do twice as much work at home as men, how much does the unpaid work that a person does at home impact on the UK’s economy, your personal finances and your relationship? The actress Lynda Bellingham talks to us about living with colon cancer. We discuss how chores are divided in non-traditional households in Britain and hear how it works in house shares and same sex relationships. And the actress Jane Horrocks is back on the stage in East is East. She tells us why she took the part and why the theatre remains an anchor for her.

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