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Faberge Eggs, Mother and Daughter Olympians, Cook the Perfect Scone

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First broadcast:
Friday 29 July 2011

Presented by Jenni Murray. At the turn of the 20th century they represented the ultimate luxury item. Now Fabergé eggs are being made again for the first time since the Russian Revolution. Toby Faber, author of 'Fabergé's Eggs' tells Jenni the romantic but turbulent story behind the most famous eggs in art and why Russia now wants them back.

This week marks one year to go until London 2012. The Olympics were last held in London in 1948, the post-war 'Austerity Olympics'. Muriel Hearnshaw (née Pletts) ran in the 1948 Games in the women's relay, in a race which was won by the Dutch team including Fanny Blankers-Koen who was later voted Female Athlete of the Twentieth Century. Muriel's daughter Sue won bronze in the long jump at the 1984 Games in Los Angeles. Jenni is joined by mother and daughter Olympians Muriel and Sue.

And the cooking the perfect series continues with cooking the perfect scone.

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    Radio France International's Molly Guinness and journalist Daniel Bacquelaine, the MP who proposed the legislation, discuss the ban.

  • Mother and Daughter Olympians

    Muriel Hearnshaw (née Pletts) ran in the Austerity Olympics in 1948 and her daughter Sue competed in the 1984 Games. They talk to Jenni about their different experiences.

  • Faberge Eggs

    Author Toby Faber discusses the renaissance of the ultimate luxury item.

  • Cook The Perfect... Scone

    Cook Hannah Miles delivers the latest in our Cook the Perfect... series.

  • Cook The Perfect Scone

    In the latest in our Cook the Perfect series cook Hannah Miles joins Jenni to discuss all-things scone related, whether they be fruit, plain or cheese.

    "Mini cakes & other bite-size treats" by Hannah Miles is published in September. ISBN 978-1-84975-146-9.
    "The gluten-free baker" by Hannah Miles is published in August. ISBN 978-1-84975-137-7.

    Cook the Perfect Scone Recipe
  • Mother and Daughter Olympians

    This week marks one year to go until London 2012. The Olympics were last held in London in 1948, the post-war ‘Austerity Olympics’. Muriel Hearnshaw (née Pletts) ran in the 1948 Games in the women’s relay in a race which was won by the Dutch team including Fanny Blankers-Koen who was later voted Female Athlete of the Twentieth Century. Muriel’s daughter Sue won bronze in the long jump at the 1984 Games in Los Angeles. Jenni is joined by mother and daughter Olympians Muriel and Sue.

  • Belgian Burka Ban

    A law has just come into force in Belgium banning women from wearing the full Islamic veil in public, following a similar ban in France in April. So what effect has the ban had in France? And is the Belgian ban a sign of attitudes changing across Europe? Jenni is joined by Molly Guinness, journalist at Radio France International and Daniel Bacquelaine, the MP who proposed the legislation.

  • Faberge Eggs

    At the turn of the 20th Century they represented the ultimate luxury item to own. Now comes news that Fabergé Eggs are being made again for the first time since the Russian Revolution. Toby Faber, author of ‘Fabergé’s Eggs’ tells Jenni the romantic but turbulent story behind the most famous eggs in art and why Russia now wants them back.

    Two of the eggs can be seen at the Royal Fabergé exhibition, which forms part of a Visit to the Summer Opening of the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace from 23 July to 3 October 2011.

    ‘Fabergé’s Eggs: One Man’s Masterpieces and The End of an Empire’ is published by Pan ISBN-10: 0330440241

    Royal Faberge Exhibition at Buckingham Palace

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