Presented by Jenni Murray.

It's been a turbulent year in French politics ever since last May when Dominic Strauss Kahn, the favourite to challenge Nicholas Sarkozy for the next Presidency, became immersed in a sex scandal which then ruled him out him from entering the race. As the French go to the polls for the first round of voting this Sunday, how much has the rumbling DSK affair reshaped the contest and influenced how French women will use their vote?
Beatrix Potter is usually associated with her characters like Peter Rabbit and Mrs Tiggy-winkle. But when she wasn't writing her stories, she was carrying out ground-breaking research into fungi and on Friday, April 20th there's a special event to mark this.
Last year, Ren Harvieu was set to release her debut album when a life threatening injury changed everything. Doctors weren't sure she'd survive but now less than a year later, she's releasing that album and we hear her sing live.

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