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Weekend WH: Sophia Loren & the digestive tract

November 15th, 2014

Episode 57 of 763 episodes

Sophia Loren, Italy’s most renowned and honoured actress, talks about her life and career spanning seven decades. In 1971 Erin Pizzey was one of the women who set up the first refuge for women escaping domestic violence. She is joined by Jenny Smith who escaped a violent marriage with her two children in 1973. They talk about what life was like at the refuge some 40 years ago. The Australian author Monica McInerney’s latest book looks at what can go wrong when you send a more truthful round robin letter at Christmas. Keir Starmer the Director of Public Prosecutions until 2013 talks about historical sex abuse cases and changing people’s assumptions about how victims should behave. Joanna Scanlon and Vicki Pepperdine - The creators of the BAFTA and RTS award winning series ‘Getting On’ discuss their new series Puppy Love. And the popular science author Mary Roach talks about her new book ‘Gulp’ about the wonders of the digestive tract.

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