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12/04/2011

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Tuesday 12 April 2011

With Jenni Murray. The actor Celia Imrie has just published her autobiography, 'The Happy Hoofer'. She talks to Jenni about friendships, single parenthood - and Alan Bates. Tomorrow, Domestic Violence Homicide Reviews will become law. Jenni is joined by Frank Mullane whose sister and nephew were murdered in 2003. Frank has campaigned tirelessly to bring about this change in the law. Catherine Hardwicke became a household name when she directed the film 'Twilight'. Her latest film is 'Red Riding Hood' - so what attracts her to the fantasy thriller? And, as part of our Women in Business series, Jenni discusses how to make the best of a business disaster.

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  • Domestic Violence Homicide Multi Agency Reviews

    Domestic Violence Homicide Multi Agency Reviews become law this week. Jenni is joined by Frank Mullane whose sister and nephew were murdered in 2003 and who has lobbied hard for these reviews.

  • Catherine Hardwicke - Red Riding Hood

    Catherine Hardwicke became a household name when she directed the film 'Twilight'. Her latest film is 'Red Riding Hood'. So what attracts her to the fantasy thriller?

  • Business disasters

    Jenni discusses how to make the best of a business disaster with Green Shoes’ Alison Hastie, the Chartered Management Institute’s Louise Brooker-Carey and Business Change Consultant Jennifer Parratt.

  • Celia Imrie

    The actor Celia Imrie has just published her autobiography, 'The Happy Hoofer'. She talks to Jenni about friendships, single parenthood - and Alan Bates.

  • Celia Imrie

    From her infamous role as Miss Babs in Victoria Wood's spoof soap opera Acorn Antiques' to films such as 'Calander Girls' and countless West End theatre performances, Celia Imrie is regarded as one of Britain’s best-loved actresses. Celia joins Jenni to talk about her autobiography and explains why she should would rather have been a ballet dancer and married to Rudolph Nureyev.

    The Happy Hoofer by Celia Imrie is published by Hodder and Stoughton.

  • Business disasters

    As a part of our Women in Business Series today it’s all about business disasters – how to prepare for the unexpected, what to do once the unthinkable has happened, and how to manage change. Twenty-five years ago, Alison Hastie’s fledgling company was ravaged by a fire. Only partially insured, it looked like the end. She’ll tell Jenni how her company bounced back and is still in business today. They will be joined by Louise Brooker-Carey, Director of Policy at the Chartered Management Institute and Business Change and Consultant Jennifer Parratt.

  • Domestic Violence Homicide multi agency reviews

    Every week two women die as a result of domestic violence in the UK. From today all agencies that could have been involved with the victim of a domestic violence killing will be expected to meet together to discover what lessons might have been learnt. It will also be the expectation that friends, families and colleagues of the victim will be asked to contribute. One of the people who has lobbied hard for these multi-agency reviews is Frank Mullane. His sister Julia Pemberton was shot dead by her estranged husband who also murdered their 17 year old son. Jenni talks to Frank about the reviews.

  • Catherine Hardwicke - Red Riding Hood

    Catherine Hardwicke - Red Riding Hood

    Catherine Hardwicke started her career as a production designer on films including Vanilla Sky. She made her directorial debut on the acclaimed Thirteen, for which she won the Directing Award from the 2003 Sundance Film Festival. But it is for Twilight she is best known. The film launched Robert Pattinson to international fame and earned nearly $70 million in its opening weekend, the highest ever opening for a female director. In keeping with the fantasy thriller theme is her latest film - Red Riding Hood – a modern day spin on the fairytale, with a werewolf and a teenage love triangle.

    Red Riding Hood opens on Friday 15th April.

    Picture : Still of Amanda Seyfried in Red Riding Hood

    Red Riding Hood - Warner Bros

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