Skin Deep

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01Monica Duddy2014100820141009 (RS)

Clare English talks to Monica Duddy, who was born with a large birthmark on her face.

Clare English explores how we feel about beauty and why, as women, we have such a complicated relationship with our appearance. Monica Duddy was born with a large birthmark on her face and lives with constant stares and negative comments from strangers. Young, beautiful and confident, Monica refuses to let insecurities about her image ruin her life. Her refreshing attitude is proof that beauty really is only 'Skin Deep'.

02Juliette Burton2014101520141016 (RS)

Comedian Juliette Burton shares her feelings about beauty and body image.

02Juliette Burton2014101520141016 (RS)

Comedian Juliette Burton shares her feelings about beauty and body image.

02Juliette Burton20141015

In Skin Deep, Clare English explores how we feel about beauty and why, as women, we have such a complicated relationship with our appearance. This week, we hear from Comedienne Juliette Burton about her stage show 'Look at Me' which questions 'Can changing our outsides change who we are on the inside? Juliette used prosthetics to change her appearance to see how she was received by others and also how it changed her own behaviour. Juliette also talks about her personal battle with Body Dysmorphia and how that impacts on her own feelings about beauty and body image.

03Larry Sullivan and Roma English2014102220141023 (RS)

Roma English and Larry Sullivan ask if there is now more pressure on women to look good.

03Larry Sullivan and Roma English2014102220141023 (RS)

Roma English and Larry Sullivan ask if there is now more pressure on women to look good.

03Larry Sullivan and Roma English20141022

In Skin Deep, Clare English explores how we feel about beauty and why, as women, we have such a complicated relationship with our appearance. This week we hear from Clare's daughter Roma and lifelong friend Larry Sullivan who discuss their own relationship with beauty and body image, and question whether there is more pressure on women now to look good as well as how they feel about the ageing process.

04Jill Daley2014110520141106 (RS)

lost her sight at 19, but despite not being able to see herself, she still takes great pride and expense in her appearance. Regularly getting Botox, hair extensions, manicures and applying makeup every day. In Skin Deep, Clare English explores how Jill feels about beauty and body image when she cannot see herself. Does she have the same hang ups and insecurities as a sighted person and if so, where do those perceptions come from when you don't have the same bombardment of images from magazines, TV and celebrities?

Jill Daley, who lost her sight at 19, talks about how she takes pride in her appearance.

05Rankin2014111220141113 (RS)

Photographer Rankin explains what he sees as real beauty through and away from the lens.

In Skin Deep, Clare English explores how we feel about beauty and why, as women, we have such a complicated relationship with our appearance. This week, Clare speaks to top Photographer Rankin about what real beauty is in the eyes of a photographer and how it translates through the lens. Clare challenges him on the use of photo editing to create the 'perfect' look and how he decides what is deemed as 'perfect' and the impact of that image on the audience.

06Liz Jones2014111920141120 (RS)

Journalist Liz Jones talks about how airbrushed images have affected her view of herself.

06Liz Jones20141119

In Skin Deep, Clare English explores how we feel about beauty and why, as women, we have such a complicated relationship with our appearance. This week, Liz Jones, award winning columnist and a former editor of Marie Claire magazine talks about her 30 year career in the world of fashion. Surrounded daily by images of beauty and the 'perfect bikini' body Clare finds out how much this visual bombardment of idealised images has shaped how Liz views her own body and the impact of airbrushed perfection on the rest of us.