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Woman's Hour

Weekend Woman's Hour: Christine McVie, Adwoa Aboah, Babies and Sleep, Children and Antidepressants, Selin Kiazim

Duration: 58 minutes

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

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Christine McVie from Fleetwood Mac played keyboards and wrote some of the band's most recognisable songs. Now in her seventies, she's just brought out a new album with another member of Fleetwood Mac, Lindsey Buckingham. She talks about returning to the studio after such a long break.

Model and activist Adwoa Aboah is a favourite on for big catwalk shows, but behind her successful career, she has suffered from years of depression and drug abuse. She speaks about her battles with addiction and explains why she created her own foundation, Gurls Talk to help other young women navigate their turbulent teenage years.

The image that we have of Jane Austen and her work is frequently one of cosy domesticity, country houses, English restraint and propriety - despite the fact that Austen's novels are usually set against the backdrop of war, money problems and broken morals. Keen to explode the cosiness myth are Professor Emma Clery and Professor Kathryn Sutherland.

What's the cause of a 12% rise in the number of young people being prescribed drugs to treat depression and anxiety? Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard who chairs the Royal College of General Practitioners discusses the figures from NHS England.

We announced the 12 finalists of the Woman's Hour Craft Prize in May and now it's time to meet the makers. First up is Laura Ellen Bacon, who weaves willow into huge, sometimes nest-like, installations that emerge from buildings or inhabit public spaces.

London born chef, Selin Kiazim combines the flavours of her Turkish-Cypriot heritage with her modern style of cooking. She showed us how to Cook The Perfect...Buttered Freekeh with Chickpeas, Green Olives, Currants & Pistachios.

The weather's hot and the evenings bright, so how do you cope with babies and children who can't sleep? We hear from Emily-Jane Clark who has written a blog and a book about the problem and Andrea Grace who gives advice to parents.

Presented by Jenni Murray
Produced by Sophie Powling
Edited by Jane Thurlow. Show less


Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Christine McVie
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Adwoa Aboah
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Emma Clery
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Kathryn Sutherland
Interviewed Guest:
Helen Stokes-Lampard
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Laura Ellen Bacon
Interviewed Guest:
Selin Kiazim
Interviewed Guest:
Emily-Jane Clark
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Andrea Grace

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