House Of Ladies

A celebration of women in the House of Lords.

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Episodes

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01The Trailblazers2005080720050810

Political journalist Julia Langdon celebrates the contribution of women members of the House of Lords.

She hears about their battles with protocol, their maiden speeches and the long search for ladies loos.

02Breaking The Mould2005081420050817

Interviews with lady peers who are not from the usual political backgrounds - Baroness May Blood for example is a redoubtable working class woman from Northern Ireland who has been an inspiring presence in the Lords.

Also, Baroness Uddin, another determined campaigner, came to Britain from Bangladesh.

03 LASTMoving House2005082120050824

Julia Langdon celebrates the contribution of women members of the House of Lords, and talks to peeresses who started their careers as MPs in the 'other place' - Betty Boothroyd, Shirley Williams and Helene Hayman.

How do they like the decorum of the Lords after the bear garden of the Commons?