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Weekend Woman's Hour: Nadiya Hussain, Laurie Anderson, Getting children to sleep, Followership, Intimate Hygiene

October 17th, 2015

Episode 392 of 722 episodes

The winner of the Great British Bake Off, Nadiya Hussain, on baking and why she wants to be seen as a role model for the stay at home mum. Followership: Birgit Schyns of Durham University's Business School and Peninah Thomson the Chief Executive of the Mentoring Foundation on the qualities needed in good followers. Laurie Anderson discusses her new film Heart of a Dog, which deals with the death, loss and language. The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep is the first self-published book to top Amazon's bestseller list. We hear from its Swedish author Carl-Yohan Forssen Ehrlin who tells us why he thinks the book works and Vicki Dawson, the founder of the Children's Sleep Charity, on what she believes are the best tips to ensure our children get a good night's sleep. A year ago David Cameron promised to modernise an outdated law that doesn't allow the mother of the bride or groom to be recorded on marriage certificates in England and Wales. The Green Party MP Caroline Lucas tells us why this change still hasn't happened and what she's doing about it. Do women really need special 'intimate hygiene' products? Carrie Osman who has founded her own intimate skincare range and the feminist journalist Jade Moulds discuss. Presented by Jane Garvey Produced by Rabeka Nurmahomed.