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21/12/2010

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Tuesday 21 December 2010

Presented by Jane Garvey. Kim Longinotto has been making documentary films for more than thirty years and her latest tells the story of Sampat Pal, the leader of a movement which champions the rights of abused women in India. Kim talks to Jane about the award winning 'Pink Saris'. Tonight, the violinist Viktoria Mullova is performing Beethoven with the London Symphony Orchestra. She joins Jane to talk of how her life has changed since she defected from the Soviet Union in 1983. And, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of women murdered by violent partners. Lynne Featherstone, the Equalities Minister and Jane Keeper from the charity Refuge discuss the issues.

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  • Rise in number of women killed by violent partners

    Jane Keeper from Refuge, the national domestic violence charity and Lynne Featherstone, Equalities Minister discuss.

  • Viktoria Mullova

    The Soviet-born violionist talks about her life and music.

  • Sherry

    Alvaro Marcos Garcia, the Head Sommelier of Home House Private Club, and Master of Wine, Sarah Abbott, talk about the sweet sherry Pedro Ximenez.

  • Kim Longinotto

    The film maker talks about 'Pink Saris'.

  • Rise in number of women killed by violent partners.

    The number of women killed by violent partners has risen dramatically in a year. Home Office statistics show that at least one hundred and one women died in 2009 at the hands of a partner or ex-partner, an increase from seventy two the year before.
    But, one in three local authorities provides no refuge or specialist support to victims. Katie Summers
    was stabbed to death by her ex-partner Brian Taylor after suffering years of abuse at his hands – we hear from Katie’s sister, Sarah Summers. Jane Keeper from Refuge, the national domestic violence charity and Lynne Featherstone, Equalities Minister, also join the programme to discuss why the number is rising and how far women's services can be safeguarded.

  • Viktoria Mullova - Violininst

    Born in the Soviet Union, Viktoria Mullova famously defected to the West in 1983 at the age of 23, leaving her family behind to face the consequences. She’s lived in London for the last twenty years, has played with many of the world's greatest orchestras and is currently the London Symphony Orchestra’s Artist In Focus. So how does she see her younger self, especially now that her son is almost the age she was when she left the Soviet Union and what fuels her wide musical interest?

  • Sherry for Christmas

    Sherry is increasingly the tipple of choice for the fashionable. Jane Garvey talks to Alvaro Marcos Garcia, the Head Sommelier and wine buyer for Home House Private Club in London, and to Master of Wine, Sarah Abbott, about how to match sherry to our Christmas Fayre. Today, the sweet sherry Pedro Ximenez.

  • Kim Longinotto and 'Pink Saris'

    The acclaimed documentary maker, Kim Longinotto has been making films for over thirty years. Her latest film, the award winning ‘Pink Saris', follows Sampat Pal, the leader of a movement which champions the rights of abused women from the so-called ‘untouchable’ caste in the Uttar Pradesh province, India. Kim joins Jane to discuss.

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