May 24th, 2016
Episode 586 of 721 episodes
Lord of the Flies is a text often chosen by teachers for pupils to study at GCSE. It has an all male cast. Woman's Hour explores the book's appropriateness for girls and boys alike and how boys would fare with a novel comprised exclusively of female characters. In a recent poll 70 per cent of women in America had an unfavourable image of the Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. So who are the women who are voting for Trump? Chef, food writer and supper club host Sabrina Ghayour specialises in Persian and Middle Eastern food. For Cook the Perfect, she prepares Stir Fried Tangy Prawns from her new book, Sirocco. Yesterday we heard from the lawyer at the top of the tree at HSBC, Sandie Okoro and Sandie nominated her heroine, actress, writer and stand-up comedian Angie Le Mar. A Radio 4 documentary, Life Under Glass, tells the extraordinary story of how a sideshow doctor changed the course of medical science and saved the lives of 6,500 babies. Presenter: Jane Garvey Producer: Lucinda Montefiore.