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First broadcast:
Thursday 15 September 2011

Presented by Jenni Murray: Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall cooks the perfect...Potato Dauphinoise and talks about his new love of vegetarian food. Plus, how to cope with Urinary Incontinence, Poet Lavinia Greenlaw and the history of homosexuality.


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  • Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall

    Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall tells us how recipes in his new book, River Cottage Veg Every Day, are part of his strategy to get us all to eat less meat. He cooks the perfect potato dauphinoise.

  • History of Homosexuality

    Out in the World is a new series on Radio 3, looking at the history of homosexuality across the globe. Its presenter is Richard Coles.

  • Urinary Incontinence

    Jenni is joined by Mark Slack, Head of Urogynaecology at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge.

  • Lavinia Greenlaw

    Jenni is joined by the poet Lavinia Greenlaw to discuss her new book, The Casual Perfect.

  • Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

    In the latest in our Cook the Perfect series, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall shows Jenni how to make potato dauphinoise. He is encouraging us to cook without meat in his new book 'River Cottage Veg Every Day'.

    'River Cottage Veg Every Day' is published by Bloomsbury.

    Cook the Perfect
  • Urinary Incontinence

    Urinary incontinence affects up a third of women and can seriously affect them physically, psychologically and sexually. Despite not being life-threatening, urinary incontinence has been associated with sexual dysfunction, relationship problems, withdrawal from sports and exercising, travel restrictions, depression and social isolation. Tonight a free public lecture on the subject is being given by at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, by Mark Slack, Head of Urogynaecology at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge. He joins Jenni to discuss the symptoms, the causes and the range of treatments on offer.

  • Out in the World

    A new four-part series starting on BBC Radio 3 on Sunday night sets out to excavate a history of gay identity across the globe. Out in the World is presented by Richard Coles and will tell the story of same sex desire from the Ancients right through to the present day. It’s a task which is far from straightforward, though, as he finds on a visit to Egypt in search of the earliest traces of homosexuality.

    Out in the World starts on Sunday 18th September at 7.45 on
    BBC Radio 3.

  • Lavinia Greenlaw

    The poet Lavinia Greenlaw has a new collection out in which she invents what appears to be a new tense, giving the book its name, “The Casual Perfect”. Dance, music, science and the celebrated American poet Elizabeth Bishop all play a role in the poems and many celebrate “the achievement of the provisional” – she’ll be explaining what she means by that.

    “The Casual Perfect”, Faber and Faber, 8th September.

    “Audio Obscura”, joint commission by the Manchester International Festival and ArtAngel – ran earlier in the year in Manchester and opened this week at St Pancras Station, London, until 23rd Oct.


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