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04/11/2010

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Thursday 04 November 2010

Presented by Jane Garvey. Star of stage and screen Lesley Manville is currently receiving rave reviews in Mike Leigh's latest film 'Another Year'. She discusses playing Mary - a single, lonely and needy middle aged woman who likes a drink.
Children's Minister Tim Loughton on why he wants the so-called 'barriers' to white couples adopting children of another ethnic background to be removed. With Black and Asian children over-represented in the care system they can wait longer for adoption, so is it time to return to a practice once common in the seventies?
The life of Iranian woman, Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, remains at risk after one report this week that her execution may be imminent. What's been the impact in Iran of the international outcry against her sentence?
How can you stop people misusing personal photos posted on the internet? We hear about one young woman who successfully sued an American company for using her teenage photo in a porn movie.

Chapters

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  • Trans-Racial Adoption

    We hear from Children's Minister Tim Loughton, Hugh Thornberry, Director of Children's Services for the charity Action for Children and Cecilia Love, social worker who was transracially adopted.

  • Update on Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani

    Jane is joined by Ann Harrison of Amnesty International and Ziba Mir Hosseini from the Centre for Islamic & Middle Eastern Law at SOAS.

  • Online Photo Theft

    What can you do if images of yourself are published online? Jane is joined by Kate Day, Communities Editor at the Daily Telegraph and Rupert Gray, Media Lawyer at Swan Turton.

  • Lesley Manville

    Stage and screen actress Lesley Manville speaks about her role in the Mike Leigh film Another Year.

  • Transracial adoption - time for a rethink?

    On Tuesday this week the Children’s Minister, Tim Loughton, announced that the so called ‘barriers’ to white couples adopting children of another ethnic background should be removed. Black and Asian children are over-represented in the care system and can often wait up to three times as long as their white peers to be adopted. Although common in the 1970s, transracial adoption in the UK is now rare. So how important is being part of a family that looks like you compared to living in a family situation or remaining in the care system for extended periods of time? Jane speaks to Tim Loughton, and then to Cecilia Love, a social worker who is a trainer for the British Association of Adoption and Fostering, and was herself transracially adopted, and Hugh Thornberry, Director of Children’s Services for Action for Children.

    Action for Children
  • Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani – Iranian woman facing execution

    There has been increasing concern this week over the fate of the Iranian woman, Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, after reports that her execution may be imminent. Her case has sparked international controversy. Iran suspended her stoning sentence for adultery, but has said she could still be hanged for her part in her husband's murder. To discuss the case, Jane is joined by Ann Harrison of Amnesty International and Ziba Mir Hosseini from the Centre for Islamic & Middle Eastern Law at SOAS.

    Amnesty International
  • Online photo theft

    If you’ve been embarrassed by photos of you tipsy at a party or not at your best in a bikini – what do you do when your friends put them on the internet? Photographer Lara Jade Coton successfully sued an American company for using a self-protrait she took as a 14-year-old on the front of a porn DVD – but what can you do if your photos are used by someone else?
    Jane discusses the issues around online privacy with Kate Day, Communities Editor at The Daily Telegraph, and media lawyer Rupert Grey from Swan Turton

  • Lesley Manville

    The stage and screen actor Lesley Manville has starred in more Mike Leigh films than any other performer. She has received rave reviews for her role in his latest film, ‘Another Year’, in which she plays a lonely, needy, middle-aged woman who tests her few friends to the limit. She joins Jane to talk about the film and improvisation.

    'Another Year' is released in cinemas on 5th November 2010

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