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14/05/2010

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45 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 14 May 2010

Presented by Jenni Murray.

Toulouse-Lautrec is familiar to most of us for his decadent posters of skirt twirling girls dancing the Can Can at The Moulin Rouge. Now a new exhibition 'High Kicks and Low Life: Toulouse-Lautrec Prints', on loan from the British Museum, is reintroducing British audiences to his lesser known works.

The F-Plan, Cabbage Soup, Scarsdale, Atkins and Maple Syrup - all diets we've tried over the years. Now we have The Dukan Diet. Why are we always swept along by the latest craze?

And Compromise - it's the word for of the week after events at Westminster! But what is compromise? How is it acquired? And women are often said to be better at it than men but are they really - where were the women during negotiations at Westminster?

Exam Hell! School exams are now under way until the end of June and it's not only pupils, but parents too who'll be eagerly ticking off the days until that last paper is handed in. How do you avoid the Great Revision Battle?

Chapters

4 items
  • Compromise

    It's the word of the week after events at Westminster, but isn't compromise usually a female trait?

  • The Dukan Diet

    French nutritionist Dr Pierre Dukan claims French women swear by his diet - but will it catch on here?

  • Exam Hell

    How families can avoid the Great Revision Battle.

  • Toulouse Lautrec

    A new exhibition at Liverpool's Walker Art Gallery showcases his lesser known works.

  • Toulouse Lautrec

    Toulouse Lautrec

    Toulouse Lautrec is probably best known to most of us for his decadent posters of skirt twirling girls dancing the Can Can at The Moulin Rouge. But now a new exhibition 'High Kicks and Low Life:Toulouse-Lautrec Prints', on loan from the British Museum, is reintroducing British audiences to lesser known work including 'the Elles Portfolio' , a series of intimate sketches created by Lautrec whilst he was living among the prostitutes of Montmartre. To discuss the contrasts provided in the exhibition and Lautrec's love of women Jenni talks to Pat Hardy, curator at the Walker Art Gallery and Richard Thomson, Watson Gordon Professor of Fine Art at University of Edinburgh.

    (All images by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec © The Trustees of the British Museum)
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    The Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool is the first destination for High Kicks and Low Life: Toulouse-Lautrec Prints, A British Museum tour. The exhibition will travel to four venues across the UK : Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool: 14 May – 8 August 2010,Mima, Middlesbrough: 3 September – 21 November 2010,Bedford Museum: 15 January – 10 April 2011, National Museum Wales, Cardiff: 23 April – 17 July 2011

    Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
  • Exam Hell

    Exam Hell! School exams are now under way until the end of June and it's not only pupils, but parents too who'll be eagerly ticking off the days until that last paper is handed in. Arguments over revision can fill the most relaxed home with domestic acrimony if parents and teenagers disagree on how best to prepare. Jenni is joined by Liz Quinn, Secondary Headteacher of the Year and by novelist and mother of three, Emma Burstall. How do you avoid the Great Revision Battle?

  • Compromise

    Compromise has been the buzz word of the week with all the events at Westminster. Women are often said to be better at compromising than men – despite this they were noticeably absent from the negotiations earlier this week – why if they really are so much better at it? What is compromise? How do you do it without just rolling over and getting walked on? What makes a workable compromise agreement? And are women really any more skilled at it than men? Jenni is joined by Sir Christopher Meyer, Britain’s Ambassador to the US (1997-2003) and Chairman of the Press Complaints Commission (2003-2009)along with Bronwen McKenna, Director of Organising and Membership, UNISON to discuss the issues.

    Unison
  • The Dukan Diet

    The F-Plan, Cabbage Soup, Scarsdale, Atkins and Maple Syrup – all diets we’ve tried but abandoned. Now we have The Dukan Diet and nutritionist, Dr Pierre Dukan, is in the UK this week for the launch of his book. He claims that for the last 10 years French women have been staying slim using the Dukan Diet – and that 1.5 million French women swear by it – on his book it says “5 million French people can’t be wrong”. So is this the definitive diet? Is it the one that works? Or is weight loss simply a matter of calories in and calories out? Jenni is joined by Dr Pierre Dukan and by Jacqui Lowdon of the British Dietetic Association to discuss why we get swept along by the latest craze?




    The Dukan Diet by Dr Pierre Dukan is published in the UK on 13th May by Hodder & Stoughton, price £12.99 ISBN-10: 144471032X

    The Dukan Diet

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