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Weekend Woman's Hour: Jess Gillam - saxophonist and BBC Young Musician finalist, 70th birthday highlights.

October 15th, 2016

Episode 716 of 985 episodes

Jess Gillam made history as the first ever saxophonist to win the Woodwind Final of BBC Young Musician of the Year 2016. She'll be part of of WHYdentity the BBC Concert Orchestra Young Programmers Takeover at the Royal Festival Hall next weekend. She performs live in the studio. As it's announced that 21 of the 250 girls abducted more than two years ago in Northern Nigeria have been released, Theresa Ikoko discusses her play 'Girls' telling the story of a friendship between three young women who are abducted by a militant group. Highlights from our 70th Anniversary Programme and the results of a poll specially commissioned to find out about UK women's lives in 2016. The Bad Sex Award has been running since 1983. Founded by the Literary Review, it honours the author who's written the worst sex scenes of the year. Alice Leveen and Lisa Moylett discuss if we need a Good Sex Award. French cook Eugenie Brazier gave her name to La Mère Brazier - once the most famous restaurant in France. Food writer Drew Smithk tells us why he thinks her food started modern French gastronomy.Plus should you be allowed longer maternity leave if your baby is premature. And Author Professor Emma Tarlo talks about the trade in human hair that's become a billion dollar industry. Presented by Jenni Murray Producer: Sophie Powling Editor: Beverley Purcell.

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