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Weekend Woman's Hour: Oscar-winning costume designer Jenny Beavan talks about her career

March 26th, 2016

Episode 535 of 725 episodes

Oscar winner Jenny Beavan talks about her career designing costumes for films such as Mad Max: Fury Road, A Room with a View, The King's Speech and Lolita. The acclaimed writer Jackie Kay has just been announced as the next Scots Makar - Scotland's national poet. She tells Jenni about the plans she has for her new role. From 1999 Jayne Senior managed a youth project in Rotherham called Risky Business - working with girls at risk of and experiencing sexual abuse. She befriended the girls, and fought to expose the scandal of child sexual exploitation. Yet still the authorities failed to act. Jenni talks to her about her memoir, Broken and Betrayed, and her long and committed struggle to help the girls being abused. Betty Jackson CBE is a British fashion designer with an extraordinary CV and joined Jane to talk about the inaugural Anne Tyrrell Student Design Award The National Theatre's play People, Place and Things takes an unflinching look at addiction. Denise Gough stars as its recovering addict and talked to Jane about the demands of the role. On Tuesday we devoted a whole programme to the issue of Teeth. Rachel Bairsto, curator at the British Dental Association Museum told us why a lovely pair of pink vulcanite dentures were a good investment for young women in the past, and we hear from Nicole Mowbray who had cosmetic work done on her teeth and urges those who don't really need it to steer well clear. And as the in and out camps argue over what a vote to remain or leave the EU would mean for women's rights, we hear from key figures on each side of the referendum debate. Remain campaigner Yvette Cooper MP joins Leave campaigner Suzanne Evans of UKIP, together with Catherine Barnard, professor of European Union law, University of Cambridge.

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