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Woman's Hour

Valerie June, the WI opens a branch in prison and are sex robots a danger to human intimacy?

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Valerie June with Got Soul, and sex robots - a danger to human intimacy?

Highlights from the Woman's Hour week. Presented by Jenni Murray. Valerie June with Got Soul, and sex robots - a danger to human intimacy?

The Tennessee singer-songwriter Valerie June performs a track from her latest album The Order of Time.

Are sex robots a danger to human intimacy? The race is on to develop the first commercial sex robot for the mass market, the journalist Jenny Kleeman describes what they look like and how they work. And, Dr Kathleen Richardson, Senior Research Fellow in the Ethics of Robotics and Dr Kate Devlin senior lecturer in computing discuss if they are the ultimate in sexual objectification or an opportunity to improve of experience of sex.

The Women's Institute has opened a branch in a women's prison. Countess Bathurst, the former High Sheriff of Gloucestershire, is one of the founders of the group at HMP Eastwood Park. Jenny Earle, is the Programme Director for reducing women's imprisonment at the Prison Reform Trust, they explain the benefits of such a group in prison.

A 'Please Offer Me a Seat' badge for those less able to stand on public transport is launched. We hear from Amanda, a cervical cancer survivor who still experiences pain following radical surgery and Amy, who suffers from lupus, on the challenges they face on public transport with a hidden illness.

We hear from Rachel Malik on her debut novel Miss Boston and Miss Hargreaves. It tells the story of Rachel's grandmother who abandoned her children, lived as a lesbian and was tried for murder.

What's the impact on grandparents when adult children decide to take their young family and move abroad? We hear from Mary a listener whose son and daughter-in-law are taking their three young children to the other side of the globe and Helen Russell a British mum who now lives in Denmark. Clinical psychologist Dr Angharad Rudkin offers advice on maintaining relationships.

Lady Macbeth is a film about a women in a loveless marriage set in 19th century rural Northumberland. It stars BAFTA breakthrough Brit actress Florence Pugh who tells us about the role and Alice Birch the screenwriter discusses the appeal of such a dark story.

Presented by Jenni Murray

Producer: Rabeka Nurmahomed

Editor: Erin Riley.

Credits

Presenter
Jenni Murray
Producer
Rabeka Nurmahomed
Editor
Jane Thurlow
Interviewed Guest
Valerie June
Interviewed Guest
Jenny Kleeman
Interviewed Guest
Kathleen Richardson
Interviewed Guest
Kate Devlin
Interviewed Guest
Sara Bathurst
Interviewed Guest
Jenny Earle
Interviewed Guest
Rachel Malik
Interviewed Guest
Helen Russell
Interviewed Guest
Angharad Rudkin
Interviewed Guest
Florence Pugh
Interviewed Guest
Alice Birch

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Woman's Hour

Woman's Hour

Artist blacksmith Agnes Jones; Author Rachel Malik and the WI in prisons

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Artist blacksmith Agnes Jones; author Rachel Malik; and the WI prison branch.

The Woman's Hour Craft Prize: a focus on working with metal with artist blacksmith Agnes Jones. The Women's Institute in a Gloucestershire prison. And debut novelist Rachel Malik.

A focus on working with metal with Agnes Jones an artist blacksmith and Corinne Julius, critic and curator - as we continue to explore the seven disciplines included in the Woman's Hour Craft Prize.

The appointment of Saudi Arabia to serve a four year term on The Commission on the Status of Women has been widely condemned because of its record on promoting gender equality. Jenni talks to Hanan Razek, BBC Reporter from the Arabic Service.

The Women's Institute better known for jam making and flower arranging, has has just opened a new branch in a women's prison. Countess Bathurst one of the founders of the Group and Jenny Earle from the Prison Reform Trust talk about how it's helping women on the inside.

Presenter Jenni Murray

Producer Beverley Purcell.

Credits

Interviewed Guest
Corinne Julius
Interviewed Guest
Agnes Jones
Interviewed Guest
Sara Bathurst
Interviewed Guest
Jenny Earle
Interviewed Guest
Rachel Malik
Interviewed Guest
Hanan Razek
Presenter
Jenni Murray
Producer
Beverley Purcell

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Woman's Hour
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