February 14th, 2015
Episode 144 of 985 episodes
Novelist, screenwriter and essayist, Fay Weldon on her life and new Novella – a science fiction type ghost story. Is Labour’s pink battle bus patronising and sexist or a good idea? Cultural appropriation is the concept of mainstream fashion and music labels taking inspiration from ethnic minority cultures. But when does this become dangerous, offensive and even patronising? Ten years ago Mary Hamilton cut herself deliberately for the last time after almost a decade of self injury. She explains how she managed to stop. Dementia is being portrayed in films, plays and fiction. But can it ever really capture the reality of the condition and help us deal with it? Janet and Graham Walton describe what life was like for them as parents of the world’s only all female sextuplets. And we speak to the American singer-songwriter and gay activist Melissa Etheridge.