07/02/2012

Can a child as young as eight really suffer from anorexia nervosa? Recent headlines claim that pre-teen eating problems are on the increase and some professionals are blaming schools for placing too much emphasis on healthy eating and being a healthy weight. So what is the difference between a picky eater and a child or teenager who is exhibiting the signs and symptoms of a serious eating disorder?

Do we think about stalking today in the same way that we thought about domestic violence twenty years ago? A review into how the law is equipped to deal with the crime thinks we might. They want the justice system to change: for the victims' sake.

Clare Morrall was nominated for the Booker prize for her first published novel Astonishing Splashes of Colour. Since then she has published four novels and the fifth hit the bookshelves this week. The Roundabout Man tells the story of a boy called Quinn, who, with his older triplet sisters, starred in his mother's famous 1950s children's books. Over the course of sixty years the children discover that it has become impossible to distinguish between their fictional childhood and their real experiences.

If a death is unexplained or unexpected and the cause is unknown, the Coroner's Court must investigate it. However, unlike judges or pathologists, whose roles are regularly dramatised for television, few people fully understand what a coroner does. Now a three-part documentary series for BBC1, Death Unexplained, will show the nature of their work. Her Majesty's Coroner Alison Thompson tells Jane Garvey what it's like to work in one of the busiest jurisdictions in the country, dealing with an average of 75 deaths a week.

Producer Laura Northedge.

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