Tue, 22 Jul 14
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.
Tue, 15 Jul 14
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.
Mon, 14 Jul 14
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.
Fri, 27 Jun 14
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.
Fri, 27 Jun 14
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.
Tue, 17 Jun 14
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.
Wed, 11 Jun 14
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.
Tue, 10 Jun 14
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.
Mon, 9 Jun 14
In a moving call to Victoria Derbyshire on the anniversary of the D-Day landings, 88 year old Gordon, a D-Day veteran and 5 Live listener, explained that he wanted to remember "all his comrades"
Wed, 4 Jun 14
Victoria Derbyshire talks to EU vice president Viviane Reding about the “right to be forgotten” ruling which grants citizen the power to ask search engines to remove material about them that is no longer relevant or accurate. Critics have said it is a form of censorsip – but the commissioner insists the law will not “erase history”. Victoria also hears from Bradley, who has asked Google to remove all information about his drink driving conviction.
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