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Tuesday 08 June 2010

Presented by Jane Garvey. Former model Gail Porter talks about her hair growing back after five years of baldness. Presenter and former band member Lauren Laverne has written a novel for teenagers - Louise Wener's new memoir talks about her teenage passion for music. They are joined by Krissi Murison the Editor of music magazine NME to discuss how you begin a career in music.
Lying and why we do it. Novelists Mavis Cheek and Joanna Briscoe debate what happens if you try to be truthful in all situations.
And photographer Leah Gordon on the carnival tradition of Haiti and the impact of the earthquake.


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  • Gail Porter and Alopecia

    The former model discusses the condition with Jane and the Medical Director of the Institute of Trichologists, Dr Bessam Farjo.

  • Girls in Bands

    Former band members Louise Wener and Lauren Laverne are joined by Krissi Murrison, the Editor of NME.

  • Lying

    Novelists Mavis Cheek and Joanna Briscoe discuss lying.

  • Leah Gordon

    The photographer talks about her images of Haitan Kanaval.

  • Gail Porter on Alopecia

    The TV presenter and patron of Alopecia UK, Gail Porter, talks to Jane about having hair again after 5 years of baldness. They discuss the condition with Doctor Bessam Farjo, Medical Director of the Institute of Trichologists.

  • Lying

    In Mavis Cheek’s latest novel, the central character decides to tell the truth all the time – with devastating consequences. In Joanna Briscoe’s last novel, the characters get caught in a web of deception. Together these two novelists discuss lying and why we do it.

    Mavis Cheek is author of 'Truth to Tell' ISBN 978-0-09-193167-4
    Joanna Briscoe is author of 'Sleep with Me'.

  • Jacmel Kanaval in Haiti

    Jacmel Kanaval in Haiti

    The British photographer, Leah Gordon, has been documenting the Kanaval in the Haitian town of Jacmel. She calls it a ‘whorish theatre of the absurd’. The town of Jacmel was decimated in the recent earthquake. Leah talks about the place she's come to love.

    'KANAVAL: vodou, politics and revolution on the streets of Haiti'.
    Photography and Oral Histories by Leah Gordon ISBN 978-0-955-48173-4


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