Woman's Hour

Evita, Operation Sanctuary, Woman's Hour archive, Women and radicalisation, Unworn wedding dresses

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Emma Hatton on taking on the role of Eva Peron in Evita.

Emma Hatton on taking on the role of Eva Peron in Evita. Operation Sanctuary in Newcastle - we speak to the two women at the forefront of the investigation into sexual grooming.

The musical Evita has returned to London's West End. The production marks the 65th anniversary of the death of Eva Perón. The actor and singer Emma Hatton talks to Jenni about what it's like to take on such an iconic role, and she performs one of the shows best known numbers live in the studio.

Eighteen people have been convicted of abusing young women and girls in Newcastle as a result of a two year investigation by Northumbria Police. Operation Sanctuary began with just one complaint, but revealed an extensive grooming network- similar to those found in Rochdale and Rotherham. We speak to two women at the forefront of the investigation: Detective Chief Inspector Claire Wheatley and Director of the Changing Lives charity Laura Seebohm.

We delve in to the Woman's Hour archive. In 1955 Monica Sims interviews Muriel Easter about her visual impairment.

New research conducted in the UK, Canada, France, the Netherlands and Germany challenges the 'simplistic' notion that women and girls become 'Jihadi brides' after being brainwashed and manipulated. Emily Winterbotham and Elizabeth Pearson, both academics based at RUSI, the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies, unpick what they say is a misleading narrative.

Continuing our series on unworn wedding dresses, Emily Thomas talks to Jessica from Larbet in Scotland.

Presenter: Jenni Murray

Producer: Dianne McGregor

Emma Hatton picture credit: Pamela Raith.


Jenni Murray
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Emma Hatton
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Claire Wheatley
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Laura Seebohm
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Monica Sims
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Muriel Easter
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Emily Winterbotham
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Elizabeth Pearson
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Emily Thomas
Dianne McGregor



Woman's Hour

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