Victoria Derbyshire's Interviews of the Week

Victoria Derbyshire's Interviews of the Week

The best moments from Victoria Derbyshire's morning programme, Monday - Friday on BBC Radio 5 live. Exclusive, news-making interviews, and powerful human interest stories.

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Recent episodes (10)

  • SamW: Sarah's Story 2 Oct

    Thu, 2 Oct 14

    24 mins

    Sarah was raped by her father. She was taken into care - but then returned to her father, who raped her again. She's now had his child - and Bradford council are paying £160000 in compensation.

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  • 'I was an honour attack victim' 03 Sep 14

    Wed, 3 Sep 14

    29 mins

    WARNING: CONTAINS GRAPHIC DESCRIPTIONS. Victoria speaks to 'honour' attack victim Jageer Kaur, who was beaten and partially blinded by her father-in-law, whilst her children watched.

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  • Prisoners' Children 22 July 2014

    Tue, 22 Jul 14

    24 mins

    Prisoners' children share their stories. 'Bethany' was eight when her mother went to prison, while 15 year old 'Jack' has spent his teens with both parents in jail. The charity Person Shaped Support, that helps children whose parents are in prison, says that if the Government doesn't start funding support, even more young people will end up offending and suffering with mental health problems. Around 230 thousand children in the UK have a parent in jail, a recent study showed that over two thirds of boys with a father in prison go on to offend themselves.

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  • Jack Collison 15 Jul 14

    Tue, 15 Jul 14

    26 mins

    West Ham midfielder Jack Collison wrote fans a 2,800-word farewell letter to tell them how much his time at the club meant to him. The player, who wrote the letter after learning his contract would not be renewed after 9 years, says he "feels blessed" for his time at the club. Hammers fans told Collison that they didn't want him to leave.

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  • David Robb: anorexia killed my wife, 14 Jul 14

    Mon, 14 Jul 14

    21 mins

    Downton Abbey actor David Robb talks to Victoria about his wife’s suicide. Briony McRoberts threw herself in front of a train a year ago, she was 56. David Robb talks about his wife’s battle with anorexia and says the condition was responsible for her death.

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  • New BBC Trust chair 27 June 14

    Fri, 27 Jun 14

    15 mins

    How many days a week do you need to chair the BBC Trust? Victoria discusses the sudden change of advert for the top job at the corporation with Labour's deputy leader, Harriet Harman, and former BBC chairman, Sir Christopher Bland.

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  • False rape accusation 27 June 14

    Fri, 27 Jun 14

    23 mins

    A man who was jailed after his girlfriend falsely accused him of rape says it's left him emotionally scarred. Paul Fensome's accuser, Rhiannon Brooker, has now been sentenced to three and a half years in jail. Victoria speaks to Mr Fensome and to his wife Diane.

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  • Sarah's Diary 17 Jun 14

    Tue, 17 Jun 14

    37 mins

    A first hand account from listener Sarah Butters of how victims of crime can be treated by the criminal justice system. Her brother Paul was killed in a hit and run. Sarah recorded a diary of her experience of endless delays, barristers calling her “irrelevant” and her wheelchair bound mother being told off for having a sip of water in court.

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  • Large Families 11 Jun 14

    Wed, 11 Jun 14

    15 mins

    This programme can reveal that the 209 children in care in the London borough of Hackney come from just 49 mothers. This comes as senior judges says some parents whose children keep on being taken into care should be told to use contraception. Vicotria Derbyshire discusses the problem of multiple siblings going into care with a judge, a social worker and a director of children’s services.

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  • Victoria Derbyshire pays tribute to Rachel

    Tue, 10 Jun 14

    50 mins

    In a special programme, Victoria Derbyshire pays tribute to Rachel, the alcoholic doctor who called into the programme about her addiction and inspired many others to get treatment. She died in April. Listeners tell Victoria how Rachel’s example helped them on the road to recovery.

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