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17/05/2010

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45 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 17 May 2010

How do we view women who leave their children? We talk to two authors who've written about it. Jane Ashley, one of Laura Ashley's daughters, worked for Laura Ashley for twelve years from the age of 18, helping to create their iconic image through her photographs. She talks about her new exhibition, the early days with Laura Ashley, and her current work for the Laura Ashley Foundation. British jails are failing to investigate serious allegations of male rape according to Stephen Shaw, the prisons' ombudsman - we discuss the issue with two experts and hear from the mum of a man who claims he was raped whilst in jail. And you can hear the music of the jazz harpist Lucinda Belle.

Chapters

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  • Women who leave their children

    How do we view women who leave their children? Jane talks to Jane Rusbridge and Sarah Hart - two authors who've written about it

  • Lucinda Belle

    The jazz harpist performs live

  • Male rape in prison

    Frances Crook of the Howard League, and Phil Wheatley of the National Offender Management Service discuss what more needs to be done to protect inmates.

  • Jane Ashley

    Laura Ashley's daughter discusses creating the clothing brand's image through her iconic photographs

  • Mothers who leave

    Jane Rusbridge's novel is The Devil's Music - ISBN 978-1-4088-0101-7

    Sarah Hart's book is A Mother Apart - How to let go of guilt and find happiness living apart from your child - ISBN 978-184590094-6. Sarah is also co-chair of the charity MATCH (Mothers Apart from Their Children)

    MATCH - Mothers Apart from Their Children
  • Lucinda Belle Jazz Harpist

    Lucinda Belle Jazz Harpist

    Lucinda's debut album 'My Voice and 45 Strings', will be released 28 June 2010.

    The Lucinda Belle Orchestra
  • Male Rape in Prisons

    Frances Crook, Director of the Howard League and Phil Wheatley, Director General of the National Offender Management Service join Jane to discuss what can be done to improve the reporting and investigation of incidents for victims and their families.

  • Jane Ashley

    Jane worked for her mother Laura Ashley for twelve years from the age of eighteen creating their iconic image through her photographs. A collection of these photographs is currently on show at the Arden and Anstruther photographic gallery in West Sussex.

    Jane Ashley for Laura Ashley, Photographs 1973-1984

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