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28/10/2010

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Thursday 28 October 2010

Presented by Jenni Murray. Kirstie Allsopp made her name presenting Location Location Location. She's now turned her attention to interiors and joins Jenni to talk about home crafts. Agnes Gereb is a Hungarian midwife who was arrested earlier this month for delivering a baby away from a hospital. We discuss the situation in Hungary where it is illegal to have an assisted home birth. The Countess Beatriz de Dia was one of a group of women troubadours who lived in the South of France in the twelfth century. We'll be imagining her life through readings and song. And, should primary school children be given homework? George Muirhead, the head of a primary school in Plymouth says definitely yes, Kirstie Allsopp says emphatically no. Hear the debate.

Chapters

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  • The Hungarian midwife Agnes Gereb

    The Hungarian midwife Agnes Gereb is currently being held in custody for delivering a child outside of hospital.

  • The art of home making

    Kirstie joins Jenni to talk about her career so far, how second hand doesn’t have to be second best and her tips for sewing lavender bags and making teacup candles.

  • Homework in primary schools

    There's an increasing trend towards homework in primary schools. Those who support it say the more involved parents are in their children's school work the better, others disagree.

  • The imagined history of the troubadour Beatriz de Dia

    The all-woman ensemble The Telling join Jenni to perform readings and music from the concert about The Countess Beatriz de Dia.

  • The art of home making

    Property expert Kirstie Allsopp is best known for co-presenting Channel 4's 'Location, Location, Location' and 'Relocation, Relocation' with Phil Spencer. This autumn she presents a second series of “Kirstie’s Homemade Home,” showing us how to furnish our houses using crafts, reclaimed furniture and good old fashioned hard graft. Kirstie joins Jenni to talk about her career so far, how second hand doesn’t have to be second best and her tips for sewing lavender bags and making teacup candles.

    'Kirstie's Homemade Home' by Kirstie Allsopp

  • Homework in primary schools

    There is an increasing trend towards homework in primary schools. Those who support it say the more involved parents are in their children's school work the more developed their children become, others violently disagree and feel there are more important things to do with children at home after school to help them develop. To discuss Jenni is joined by George Muirhead, Headteacher at Woodfield Primary School, Plymouth and Chair of the National Primary Headteachers Association, and Kirstie Allsopp who sparked a debate on twitter about her personal feelings towards homework for younger children

  • The Hungarian midwife Agnes Gereb

    The Hungarian midwife Agnes Gereb is currently being held in custody for delivering a child outside of hospital. To discuss the case and why there is such opposition to home births Jenni is joined by Nick Thorpe, BBC Hungary correspondent and Home birth advocate, and Tamas Fazekas, one of Agnes’ lawyers.

  • The imagined history of the troubadour Beatriz de Dia

    The Countess Beatriz de Dia was one of a group of 20 women troubadours who lived in the South of France in the 12th century. On Saturday 6 November, the all-woman ensemble The Telling will perform a concert about her: Unsung Heroine the imagined history of troubadour Countess Beatriz de Dia at the Brighton Early Music Festival. They join Jenni to perform readings and music from the concert, and the writer and Soprano, Clare Norburn, discusses the life of Beatriz and other women troubadours of the period.

    The Telling

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