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Woman's Hour

Call the Midwife, MM McCabe, Women's Rights in Saudi Arabia

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Call the Midwife returns to our screens for the sixth series and its creator Heidi Thomas joins Jane to discuss the many themes in this cosy but hard-hitting social drama.

Another series of 'The Chain' - where a guest gets to choose the woman who has inspired them most. Yesterday the classicist Mary Beard nominated her old tutor at Cambridge, the philosopher MM MCabe. MM taught at Cambridge and King's College where she is Emeritus Professor of Ancient Philosophy.

In Saudi Arabia a controversial new pop music video in support of women's rights has gone viral. It shows women going wild - skateboarding, playing basketball, driving bumper cars and piling into the back of an SUV while a young boy takes the wheel. We discuss its content, why it was made and what it tells us about women's rights.

Continuing our series 'My name is my Brand' we talk to Annie Sloan, creator of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. Annie trained as a fine artist in the 1970s, was a singer in an all girl band and then went on to create her own successful brand of decorative paint.

Presenter: Jane Garvey
Producer: Lucinda Montefiore. Show less

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Heidi Thomas
Interviewed Guest:
MM McCabe
Interviewed Guest:
Najah Al Osaimi
Interviewed Guest:
Hanan Razek
Interviewed Guest:
Annie Sloan

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