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18/05/2011

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45 minutes
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Wednesday 18 May 2011

Presented by Jenni Murray. Jeffrey Archer on his latest novel 'Only Time Will Tell'. We look at the long history of politics, power and sex scandals and consider whether some countries like France and Italy have been more accepting of extra marital affairs and sex scandals. To discuss Jenni is joined by Adam Raphael, Former Political Editor of the Observer and writer and broadcaster Cristina Odone. We how girls in Tanzania risk being attacked and raped for an education and Jane looks at the difficulties of readjusting to family life after working away.

Chapters

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  • Jeffrey Archer

    Jeffrey Archer talks about his latest novel - Only Time Will Tell. The book is semi-autobiographical, with his own mother, Lola Archer, providing the inspiration for the character of Maisie Clifton

  • Womanising Politicians

    Politics, power and sex scandals. Jenni discusses with Adam Raphael, Former Editor of the Observer and writer and broadcaster Cristina Odone.

  • Vulnerable Schoolgirls in Tanzania

    Girls’ schools are far from home so they stay in huts nearby, with no security. Lizz Pearson went to Mbulu district, where it’s believed many girls are being harassed or in extreme cases even raped.

  • When Partners Work Away

    Phillida Eves talks about her experience with a husband in the merchant navy. Polar explorer Ann Daniels & Relate counsellor Lin Griffiths discuss how best to manage the re-entry into family life.

  • Womanising Politicians

    Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the powerful head of the International Monetary Fund and French presidential hopeful was this week charged with the attempted rape of a hotel maid in New York He denies the charges. Dominique was apparently known for his womanising ways. Politics, power and sex scandals have a long history and some countries like France and Italy have been more accepting of extra marital affairs and sex scandals. To discuss Jenni is joined by Adam Raphael, a former political editor of the Observer and writer and broadcaster Cristina Odone.

  • Vulnerable Schoolgirls in Tanzania

    Vulnerable Schoolgirls in Tanzania

    Girls in Tanzania risk being attacked and raped for an education. Their school buildings are located far from their villages.There are no school buses, so rather than walk up to 30 kilometres a day, the girls move from the safety of their families to stay in huts near the schools. This accommodation is called the "ghettos" by locals. There is no electricity, no water, and no security for the girls. The areas have become known as places where they are alone - and vulnerable. Lizz Pearson went to Mbulu district, more than 150km (100 miles) west of Arusha, where it is believed there are hundreds of girls living in dangerous accommodation, who are being harassed and - in more extreme cases - raped.

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  • Jeffrey Archer

    Jeffrey Archer has sold more than 250 million books, with novels including Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less and Kane and Abel. He joins Jenni to talk about his latest novel - Only Time Will Tell - the first of The Clifton Chronicles – spanning a century. The book is semi-autobiographical, with his own mother, Lola Archer, providing the inspiration for the character of Maisie Clifton. He talks about his writing, his mother and his work as an auctioneer to raise money for charity.

    Only Time Will Tell, published by MacMillan. ISBN:978-0-230-74822-4

  • When Partners Work Away

    Military families have always had to cope with not only the long absences of their loved ones, but also adjusting to suddenly having them home. And in today's tough job market, it’s not just servicemen and women who choose to take a job that might take them away from their family for long periods. The record-breaking polar explorer Ann Daniels has experienced it from both sides: she left triplets behind to become the first woman in history to reach the South and North Poles as part of all-women teams, and she’s also been at home pregnant while her partner served with the army in Iraq. Listener Phillida Eves talks about her experience with a husband in the merchant navy, and Ann and Relate counsellor Lin Griffiths join Jenni
    to discuss how best to manage the re-entry into family life.

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