Extreme Wives With Kate Humble
9pm, BBC Two
Or, more accurately, extreme patriarchy. Episode one of a new series, which examines communities where the role of women confounds outsiders, takes Humble to Kenya’s Kuria district.
Its culture includes marriage between women – nonsexual relationships often parentally imposed. There she meets Paulina’s wives, Lillian and Faith, who reveal how limiting their lives are, and encounters the shocking practice of illegal female genital mutilation.