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25/04/2011

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45 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 25 April 2011

Presented by Jane Garvey. Taking kids out of school to go on holiday - is it ever okay? With a record number of unauthorised holidays being taken by school children and their families, we look at what's likely to happen over the extended Easter Break. In our "Cook the Perfect" season you can learn how to whip up a delicious Shepherd's Pie with Lindsey Bareham. And continuing our Women in Business initiative we listen in to the advice Nikki King from Isuzu Trucks UK gives to her mentee Jo Pateman who runs Women With Waders, a company which specialises in cleaning and maintaining ponds and lakes. And Diana Beresford-Kroeger shares her passion for trees.

Chapters

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  • Term-time Holidays

    Is it ever ok to take your children out of school in school time? With journalist Joanna Moorhead and co-founder of Mumsnet, Justine Roberts.

  • Cook the Perfect… Shepherd’s Pie

    Lindsey Bareham shows Jane how to cook the perfect shepherd’s pie.

  • Women in Business - Jo Pateman

    Jo Pateman, who runs Women With Waders, a company that specialises in cleaning and maintaining ponds and lakes, discusses future plans with her mentor Nikki King, who runs Isuzu Trucks.

  • Trees and our environment

    Diana Beresford-Kroeger, the botanist, medical biochemist and self-defined "renegade scientist”, on how trees chemically affect our environment.

  • Term-time Holidays

    The latest statistics from the Department for Families and Education show that last year was the highest rate of unauthorised term-time holidays since records began. Schools are increasingly reluctant to grant authorised absences but parents appear to be continuing to take their children out of school during term time anyway. So is it ever ok to take your children out of school in school time? Jane is joined by journalist Joanna Moorhead and co-founder of Mumsnet, Justine Roberts.

    Mumsnet's school holidays survey
  • Cook the Perfect… Shepherd’s Pie

    Traditionally shepherd’s pie was always made with the remains of a roast lamb joint – the ideal and economical way to get a second hot meal out of one piece of meat. In the latest of our Cook the Perfect series, writer and cook, Lindsey Bareham shows Jane how to cook the perfect shepherd’s pie, as well as suggesting some innovative and delicious twists.

    Cook The Perfect...Shepherd’s Pie
  • Women in Business - Jo Pateman

    The third businesswoman in our special series is Jo Pateman from Hertfordshire. Jo runs Women With Waders, a company which specialises in cleaning and maintaining ponds and lakes. Her mentor is Nikki King, who runs Isuzu Trucks [UK], a company with an annual turnover of £36 million. Reporter Judy Merry joined Jo and her team working in the garden of a large detached house.

  • Trees and our environment

    Diana Beresford-Kroeger is a botanist, medical biochemist and self-defined "renegade scientist”. She’s also a world expert on how trees chemically affect our environment. In her new book, 'The Global Forest, 40 Ways Trees Can Save Us', Diana has mixed traditional science with elements of ancient myth, alternative medicine and spirituality to reveal the invisible connections between trees and the world around them. Jane will speak to Diana about her book, her 160-acre garden and her mission to create a living archive of ancient trees.

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