April (12 posts)
Thursday 28 April 2011, 17:00
As one of my daughters was married last year, I know what it's like to walk down the aisle, witness the vows and keep smiling for the cameras all day long.
Wedding days are always memorable. Royal weddings become moments in history. We will always remember where we were on Friday, 29 April 2011.
Wednesday 27 April 2011, 13:01
When I was a young medical student, it was felt that the best way to get a really good understanding of the workings of the human body was by dissecting a corpse.
Altruistic individuals would leave their bodies for students, like me, to tremblingly dissect.
These days you can get a more intimate and...
Sunday 24 April 2011, 11:00
"We've found the penalty spot," is the cry I hear from one of the art department as he manfully digs at the vast white blanket of snow, under which is a football pitch - apparently.
Saturday 23 April 2011, 11:30
You can read more about her decision to leave the show in an interview in today's Guardian.
The Weakest Link has been a hugely...
Tuesday 19 April 2011, 12:24
When the BBC suggested that I temporarily leave my usual rather grand surroundings at Britain's Historic Royal Palaces, where I work as a curator, in order to present If Walls Could Talk: The History Of The Home, I was thrilled.
This BBC Four series explores the history of British homes at all levels...
Monday 18 April 2011, 12:36
I was working as their assistant script editor, and was also shadowing an experienced script editor to follow a week's worth of scripts from commissioning through to filming.
Thursday 14 April 2011, 21:00
Last year, the BBC Lab UK team left MoneySaving Towers (my offices) with their hands bitten off.
Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes - was my understated...
Tuesday 12 April 2011, 14:15
I hadn't realised quite how contentious the subject of breastfeeding is.
After I had my daughter I tried to breastfeed and ended up with mastitis - a breast infection - and was admitted into hospital.
I was quite defensive...
Monday 11 April 2011, 12:30
My husband Jim and I have always enjoyed a challenge.
Having adopted eight children over 18 years, all placed with us as older children and each with differing needs, we were already reasonably challenged.
Tuesday 5 April 2011, 16:14
When the BBC got in touch with me and suggested a series about the history of filth I was suitably nervous.
In Filthy Cities, they wanted a series which explored the idea that we humans create a huge amount of waste that, if left untreated, can destroy us.
By looking at how human societies have overcome...