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Tuesday 13 March 2012

Joan Bakewell on the art of the interview; Vintage clothes for the vintage lady - how to wear second hand with style; Preparing a disabled child to leave home; Why are there still so few women on boards? Balancing the cost and quality of child care. Presented by Jane Garvey.


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  • Women on Boards

    Theresa May and BBC Business Editor Robert Peston discuss with Jane.

  • Joan Bakewell

    Talks to Jane about the art of the television interview.

  • Childcare: Cost and Quality

    Margaret Hodge MP joins Jane to talk about a new National Audit Office report on childcare.

  • Vintage Fashion

    Stylist Naomi Thompson takes Jane round some vintage fashion shops in East London.

  • Beyond Disability: Letting Go

    Rosa Monckton, whose 16 year old daughter Domenica has Down's Syndrome, and clinical psychologist Dr Kelly Camilleri join Jane to discuss the challenges that face when a disabled child grows up.

  • Child Care Costs

    How much childcare costs, seems to bear little relation to the quality it delivers. That’s according to a report by the National Audit Office. Jane Garvey asks Margaret Hodge MP about the report, discusses how parents can make an informed choice about the best day-care for their 3 and 4 year olds.

    National Audit Office report
  • Beyond Disability: Letting Go

    Preparing a child for the day when they become an adult and start their life independently can be complex and emotional for the family at the best of times.  However, when that child has learning difficulties which can make them more vulnerable, the challenges multiply.  So how can a parent prepare best for letting their children go?  Rosa Monckton’s 16 year old daughter Domenica has Down’s Syndrome, and wants to be a dancer on the West End stage.  They filmed ‘Letting Go’, a documentary as part of the BBC’s Beyond Disability season, to look at how the transition to greater independence can be managed.  Dr Kelly Camilleri is a Clinical Psychologist who specialises in working with people with learning difficulties and they both join Jane to discuss the challenges facing families.

    'Letting Go' is on BBC One, 10.35pm, tonight (Tues 13 March)

    BBC One – Letting Go
  • Women on the FTSE: One year on from the Davies Report

    It’s a year since Lord Davies completed his report for the Government on increasing the proportion of women on corporate boards. He recommended a target of 25 per cent women on FTSE 100 boards by 2015. Today Theresa May, the Home Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities, will be speaking as Cranfield School of Management presents its fourteenth annual report monitoring the progress of women onto the boards on the UK’s top companies. So, when the average FTSE 100 company board has female participation rates running at just 15.6% and eleven of these companies still have no women on their boards – is it finally time to introduce legally binding quotas? Theresa May and BBC Business Editor Robert Peston discuss with Jane.

  • Joan Bakewell

    Dame Joan Bakewell has presented television programmes including Late Night Line Up, the Heart of the Matter and Taboo. Now a contributor to the Frost on Interviews programme, she joins Jane to discuss the history of the television interview and describe her experience as an interviewer in the 1960s, when a male guest told her she should be at home looking after her children!

    Frost on Interviews is on BBC 4 tonight (Tues 13 March) at 9pm.

  • Vintage Clothing Personal Shopping

    A new shopping experience for Jane Garvey. Naomi Thompson is an experienced stylist and expert vintage personal shopper with a reputation for sourcing beautiful clothes for every body shape. Vintage fashion has been ever increasing in popularity, but how do you start out as a novice shopper, and what should you look for when you're not a model size? Naomi takes Jane round some of the trendiest vintage fashion shops in East London and learns the right way to get into (and out of) a fitted 1940's frock, to the delights of working out which way round a 1960's cocktail dress might go.

    Style Me Vintage Clothes by Naomi Thompson is published by Pavilion

    Vintage Secret


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