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Woman's Hour

Weekend Woman's Hour: Jessica Chastain and Molly Bloom, Lingerie, Recovery from eating disorders

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

New film 'Molly's Game' is inspired by the story of Molly Bloom who ran one of the world's most exclusive secretive high-stakes underground poker games until she was arrested by the FBI. Jenni talks to Molly Bloom, and the actor Jessica Chastain who plays her.

Hope Virgo and Jayne Nisbet are passionate about speaking out about their own recovery from an eating disorder. They discuss how it is possible with the right help and support to move on with your life.

Festive pot plants- what pot plants make good Christmas gifts? Alys Fowler and Emma Sibley discuss.

Actor Romola Garai talks about her role as Marin Brandt in the BBC1's television adaptation of the bestselling book, The Miniaturist.

How do you manage a child's expectations when it comes to the Christmas list? Freelance journalist Clare Johnson and Prittie Billimoria from the charity Turn to Us discuss.

The Victoria's Secret model, Adriana Lima, declared she would no longer strip down to her underwear for an empty cause. Model Emily Ratajkowski, a self-declared feminist, has defended her decision to writhe around on a table of spaghetti in her underwear for the Love Magazine's 2017 advent calendar. Can sexy lingerie be feminist? Jenni speaks to Hayat Rachi, founder of feminist lingerie brand Neon Moon, and Helen Thorn, half of the comedy duo Scummy Mummies and Instagram blogger 'Helen Wears a Size 18'. Who buys lingerie? And is there anything wrong with wearing big, cotton pants?

Sarah Long, a self-proclaimed 'martyred mum', has three grown up children, and 32 year old writer Daisy Buchanan has 5 grown-up sisters. Both share their experiences of 'kidulting' at Christmas.

Presenter: Jenni Murray
Producer: Dianne McGregor. Show less


Jenni Murray
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Molly Bloom
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Jessica Chastain
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Hope Virgo
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Jayne Nisbet
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Alys Fowler
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Emma Sibley
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Romola Garai
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Clare Johnson
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Pritie Billimoria
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Hayat Rachi
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Helen Thorn
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Sarah Long
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Daisy Buchanan

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