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Women in combat, Sam Bailey, Learning hygge with the Danes

December 22nd, 2015

Episode 447 of 722 episodes

Next year women will no longer be barred from close combat roles in the Armed Forces. Former Brigadier Nicky Moffat, who was the most senior female officer in the army, on what it will mean for recruits and how front line roles have changed. Backstage with 2013 X Factor winner Sam Bailey as she prepares for her pantomime debut. Snuggling up in a duvet, sitting by a roaring fire and lighting candles are what the Danes would describe as 'hygge'. Could the concept help us get through the dark days of winter? Helen Russell, author of 'The Year of Living Danishly', and teacher Susanne Nilsson discuss. Christmas can be a time of joy, but for many it can be a time of stress, tension and anxiety. So can the skills of CBT, or cognitive behavioural therapy, help people cope with the emotional strains of the festive season? Clinical psychologist Christine Padesky on why she thinks the principles of CBT can help us all have a better Christmas. Wine or beer? Wine sommelier Dominique Kate Hopgood versus beer sommelier Jane Peyton on the best accompaniment for the Christmas Turkey or veggie roast. Presenter: Emma Barnett Producer: Anne Peacock.

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