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Thinking Allowed - Sleep rituals and women who kill

Updated Wednesday, 22nd June 2011

Laurie and guests explore the rituals around bedtime, and look at how society reacts to women who kill.

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Laurie Taylor and guests explore the social sciences through research and conversation. This week, Simon J Williams shares what he's discovered about the way we sleep; and why does society treat female killers in a different way to men who kill?

This edition of Thinking Allowed is a co-production between the BBC and The Open University. You can hear it on BBC Radio 4 at 4pm on Wednesday 22nd June, 2011 and again at a quarter past midnight on Monday morning, 27th June. Further broadcast details, podcast and listen again links are at

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