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27/07/2010

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45 minutes
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Tuesday 27 July 2010

With Jenni Murray. Victoria Wood talks about her recent trip to Laos to learn about mine clearance and her new film celebrating the untold story of Morcambe and Wise. The rise of the hip and trendy jumble sale. The Asian theatre company Tamasha is celebrating its twenty first year. And death by stoning - what is the current world situation?

Chapters

5 items
  • Death by Stoning

    Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani was due to be stoned to death after being found guilty of adultery by an Iranian court. Anne Harrison from Amnesty International & Ziba Mir Hosseini from SOAS discuss.

  • Victoria Wood

    Victoria Wood talks to Jenni about her trip to Laos, one of south east Asia’s poorest countries, on behalf of MAG - The Mines Advisory Group.

  • Listener Feedback - Phonics

    Your responses to last week's item on illiteracy in primary school children.

  • Jumble Sales

    Self styled ‘jumblers’ are organising sales in venues such as cafes, bars and pubs. Reporter Judi Herman talks to Alice Watson and Rachel Bevis, who call themselves ‘Team Jumble’.

  • 21st Anniversary of Tamasha

    Tamasha, the theatre company has been bringing British Asian talent to the theatre for 21 years. Jenni talks to the two women at the helm of Tamasha - Kristine Landon-Smith and Sudha Buchar.

  • Victoria Wood

    Victoria Wood travelled to Laos one of south east Asia’s poorest countries on behalf of MAG [the Mines Advisory Group]. It was subject to extensive aerial bombardment by the United States attempting to destroy North Vietnamese sanctuaries and rupture the supply lines known as the Ho Chi Minh trail. The consequences of this intense period of bombing remain today and Victoria Wood spent a week in the north of Lao where thousands of Unexploded Ordnances [UXOs] remain buried. She watched an all women mine clearance team carrying out their work. And made a film for the BBC’s Lifeline appeal [broadcast on 29th July]. Victoria joins Jenni to talk about her time in Laos and about her next drama project.

  • Judicial Stoning

    Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani was found guilty of adultery by an Iranian court and was due to be stoned to death. Following a concerted campaign by her family and lawyers, it now seems that that sentence has been lifted, and campaigners are waiting to hear what will happen next. Stoning is very controversial within Islamic jurisprudence, and the Iranian legal system. How is it used & how often? Jenni discusses the issues with Anne Harrison from Amnesty International & Ziba Mir Hosseini from the Centre for Islamic & Middle Eastern Law at SOAS

    Amnesty
  • Jumble Sales

    Self styled ‘jumblers’ are organising sales in venues such as cafes, bars and pubs. Some organisers are providing add ons to make their sales into a day out – live music or DJs, food, even classic film shows. Judi Herman reports from 'Team Jumble' run by Alice Watson and Rachel Bevis.

    'Team Jumble’, take place on the first Sunday in the month at Bar Music Hall near London’s trendy Brick Lane.

    Sixty Million Postcards
  • The 21st Anniversary of Tamasha

    Tamasha, the theatre company behind such productions as ‘East is East’ and ‘Balti Kings’, has been bringing British Asian talent to the theatre for 21 years. They’re celebrating with a production of ‘The House of Bilquis Bibi’, at Hampstead Theatre, before moving on to a UK tour. Jenni talks to the two women at the helm of Tamasha, Kristine Landon-Smith and Sudha Buchar.

    'The House of Bilquis Bibi' is on at the Hampstead Theatre until 14th August 2010

  • Listener Feedback - Illiteracy in Primary School Children

    Your responses to the discussion about synthetic phonics with the journalist Miriam Gross and John Bangs, Head of Education at the NUT. Miriam argued that illiteracy in primary schools could be because sythnetic phonics are being neglected, and that's there is a refusal to correct or criticise children.

    Synthetic Phonics - Thursday

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