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16/11/2011

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45 minutes
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Wednesday 16 November 2011

Women's rising unemployment; Imogen Stubbs on her latest theatrical role - in Salt, Root and Roe; the value of a business plan to entrepreneurs; and WWI spy-catcher Mabel Elliott. Presented by Jane Garvey.

Chapters

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  • The impact of another recession on women

    Will women continue to be hit the hardest by cutbacks in jobs and services? Sarah Veale, TUC, Kathy Gyngell, Centre for Policy Studies and Chloe Smith, Economic Secretary to the Treasury discuss.

  • Imogen Stubbs

    Imogen Stubbs talks about her latest theatrical role in Salt, Root and Roe.

  • Women in business: the importance of making a business plan

    The importance of an up-to-date business plan with Jane Khedair, MD of Business Plan Services and Linda Torstensson co-founder of Kozi Kidz outdoor clothing company.

  • Mabel Elliot WW1 spycatcher

    Mabel Elliot's forensic attention to detail helped foil a German gang operating in Britain. Dr Helen Pain, Royal Society of Chemists and Juliet Gardiner, social historian discuss her life.

  • Imogen Stubbs

    Imogen Stubbs’ theatre career has taken her from RADA to performances in Othello, Uncle Vanya, and the Duchess of Malfi to Betrayal, Closer and Private Lives. She joins Jane to discuss her latest theatrical role. She plays Menna, the daughter of an ageing twin, in Salt, Root and Roe - a heart-breaking drama of love, grief and acceptance set in a stone cottage on the northern coast of Pembrokeshire.

    Salt, Root and Roe is at the Donmar Trafalgar, Whitehall, London until 3 December.

    Donmar Warehouse
  • The impact of another recession on women.

    With the fear of yet another recession, how inevitable is it that women will continue to be hit the hardest by cutbacks in jobs and services? A conference organised by the TUC today brings together unions,
    voluntary workers and campaigners to defend what they say is “opportunity
    and fairness” in the face of cuts. How realistic it is that
    women’s equality can be protected in such difficult economic times? Jane is joined by Chloe Smith, Economic Secretary to the Treasury, Sarah Veale, Head of Equality and Employment Rights at the TUC and Kathy Gyngell, Research Fellow at the Centre for Policy Studies.

    TUC conference
  • Mabel Elliott - World War One spycatcher

    She was the World War One spycatcher whose forensic attention to detail helped foil a German gang operating in Britain - yet her efforts have only just seen the light of day. Mabel Elliott uncovered the spy ring when working as a Government censor –literally reading between the lines of a secret message written in lemon juice. Jane will be finding out more about modest Mabel and how her extraordinary story was discovered, with Dr Helen Pain from the Royal Society of Chemistry and social historian Juliet Gardiner.

  • The importance of a business plan

    While some entrepreneurs only think about a business plan when they go to the bank manager to ask for a loan, others see it as an essential tool for gauging their success and planning their future. To discuss the the importance of an up-to-date business plan Jane is joined by Jane Khedair, MD of Business Plan Services, and Linda Torstensson co-founder of Kozi Kidz outdoor clothing company.

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