Woman's Hour - 11/11/2010

Presented by Jenni Murray. A new biography of Catherine of Aragon paints a woman who battled with eating disorders while teetering on the brink of religious martyrdom. We look at historical evidence about the life of Henry VIII's first wife whose steadfast refusal to grant him a divorce changed the course of European history. Two writers from the all female theatre company Clean Break discuss its new production, Charged, which deals with crime, women and justice. Founded by two women serving prison sentences, the company works with people whose lives have been affected by the criminal justice system. It's a perceived wisdom that we need to drink three litres of water a day to stay healthy, but is this really the case? New thinking sugests we need a tailored approach to hydration, based on age and lifestyle. A dietician and nutritionist discuss the best ways to get fluid into our diet. Performance poet Hollie McNish started writing poetry aged five with the lines 'my dad is fat and hates cats, my mum is thin like a pin.' She joins Jenni to talk about her poetry which is inspired by hiphop music and grime and sixties' protest lyrics.


  • 2010-11-11 10:00:00 - 2010-11-11 10:45:00 on Radio 4 FM, Radio 4 LW,

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