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Stella Rimington; Young Teetotallers; Fighting Fibroids

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45 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 28 July 2011

Drinking trends amongst young people: why do they drink, what can be done to help young alcoholics and why are some choosing to turn teetotal? The author and former Director General of MI5 Dame Stella Rimington joins Jenni to talk about Rip Tide, the latest novel in her spy series. Female taxi drivers in India. And, we discuss whether women are getting the most appropriate treatment for fibroids. Presented by Jenni Murray.

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  • Teetotal in your Twenties

    To look at drinking trends amongst young people Jenni is joined by Helen Tirbutt, author of Help Them Beat The Booze and by Tom Smith, Youth Policy Coordinator for Alcohol Concern.

  • Stella Rimington

    Dame Stella Rimmington, who was the first female Director General of MI5, joins Jenni to discuss her latest spy novel Rip Tide.

  • Norwich History Walk

    Anna MacNamee joins Claire Jones, editor of women's history magazine Herstoria, for a history walk around Norwich.

  • Fibroids

    Jenni is joined by Nigel Hacking, radiologist at Southampton University Hospital, Ginette Camps-Walsh, founder member of FeMisa and by Andrew Kent, gynaecologist at Royal Surry County Hospital.

  • Teetotal in your twenties

    Daniel Radcliffe, the Harry Potter actor has become the latest young star to renounce alcohol after he revealed that he was unable to enjoy himself without drinking to excess. And a NHS survey shows that there has been another rise in the number of young teenagers who are turning their back on alcohol. So what can be done to help young alcoholics and why are some choosing to turn teetotal? Jenni speaks to Helen Tirbutt, author of Help Them Beat The Booze and Tom Smith, Youth Policy Coordinator for Alcohol Concern.

    Help Them Beat The Booze by Edmund and Helen Tirbutt is published by Pan Macmillan on 22 July.

    Alcohol Concern
  • Stella Rimington

    Dame Stella Rimington was the first female Director General of MI5 and the first to be named and photographed. She was also the inspiration for Judi Dench’s character M in the James Bond films - although Stella recently admitted that her personal preference would have been to play the bond girl Octopussy. Since retiring from the service in 1996 she’s turned her attention to creating a fictional heroine of her own, the MI5 Intelligence Office Liz Carlyle, who stars in Stella’s series of spy novels. Stella joins Jenni to discuss Rip Tide, the latest novel in the series, and also explains her concerns that twitter and mobile phones are stopping today’s children from developing a love of reading.

    Rip Tide by Dame Stella Rimington is published this month by Bloomsbury.

  • Fibroids

    A campaign has just been launched to find out from women how their fibroids have been treated. The aim is to improve the range of options available on the NHS. Ginette Camps-Walsh of FEmISA, who lobbies to improve fibroid information to women, and surgeons Nigel Hacking and Andrew Kent join Jenni to discuss.

    FEmISA
  • Hardy Walks – Tess of the D’Urbervilles

    We’re going to be discussing some of Hardy’s most memorable female characters and visiting the countryside which they inhabited in a series of walks, and we begin with Tess. Fiona Clampin met guide Marilyn Leah and Dr Angelique Richardson from Exeter University to do a circular walk, starting at Hardy’s former home on the outskirts of Dorchester.

    National Trust Hardy Country

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