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20/05/2010

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45 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 20 May 2010

Presented by Jenni Murray. One of the cool looks of this summer is the humble pigtail. Sienna Miller, Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway have all been spotted with a plait - but can it shake off its associations with Heidi or Pippi Longstocking to be something for grown-ups?
Opera singer Catherine Malfitano on making her UK directing debut with a new production of Tosca at the English National Opera, a role she made memorable in a live broadcast with Placido Domingo with location performances from across Rome.
With the first advertisement on how to access abortion services about to be shown on TV, we discuss one charity's campaign to encourage people to talk openly about the choices when facing an unplanned pregnancy.
The new President of the Ramblers Association is on a mission to put the passion back into walking but how do you get children to go out in the first place?

Chapters

5 items
  • First Abortion Advert on TV

    Jenni discusses the first tv abortion advert with Anne Quesney, Policy Advisor for Marie Stopes International, and Josephine Quintavalle a member of the Pro-Life Alliance.

  • Catherine Malfitano

    American soprano Catherine Malfitano talks to Jenni about her move from centre stage to the director’s chair as she directs Tosca with the English National Opera.

  • Making Walking Fun For Children

    Jenni is joined by Julia Bradbury, President of the Ramblers, and the writer Lucy Cavendish

  • Feedback - Mothers Who Leave Their Children

    Listener views and comments about the item that was broadcast earlier this week

  • Plaits - Fashion Trend for Hair

    Are plaits really just for children? With the hair stylist Luke Hersheson and the fashion historian Caroline Cox.

  • Catherine Malfitano directs Tosca

    Catherine Malfitano directs Tosca

    American soprano Catherine Malfitano talks to Jenni about her move from centre stage to the director’s chair. The English National Opera’s new production of Tosca is on at the London Coliseum until Sat 10 Jul 2010 (photo by Robert Workman)

  • First TV advert for unplanned pregnancy advice

    Marie Stopes International are launching their ‘Are you late?’ campaign to encourage people to talk about their choices, including abortion, more openly and honestly. Jenni discusses their first television advert with Anne Quesney, Policy Advisor for Marie Stopes International, and Josephine Quintavalle a member of the Pro-Life Alliance.

  • Making walking fun for children

    Jenni is joined by Julia Bradbury, President of the Ramblers, and the writer Lucy Cavendish.

    Ramblers
  • Plaits

    Are they really just for children? With the hair stylist Luke Hersheson and the fashion historian Caroline Cox.

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