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25/04/2012

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45 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 25 April 2012

Action against child neglect; Pianist Janina Fialkowska on returning to performance following surgery for cancer of the arm; Cook the Perfect Seafood Salad with Mitch Tonks; Doris Lessing on the 50th Anniversary of the publication of The Golden Notebook; The 7 Myths of Middle Age - what brands need to realise about marketing to women over 50. Presented by Jenni Murray.

Chapters

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  • The Law on Child Neglect

    The law on child neglect was written in 1933. Is it time to change it? Jenni discusses with Polly Neate, Action For Children, & Prof. Corrine May-Chahal, the College of Social Work.

  • Janina Fialkowska

    The Polish-Canadian pianist Janina Fialkowska talks about life after cancer. She also talks about Chopin and pwrforms her latest work.

  • Cook the Perfect Seafood Salad with Mitch Tonks

    Self-taught chef, restaurateur and fishmonger Mitch Tonks describes the ingredients needed for the seafood salad and how to prepare them.

  • Doris Lessing

    Doris Lessing was awarded the Nobel Prize in 2007. Interview to mark the 50th anniversary of the publication of her classic novel, “The Golden Notebook”.

  • Marketing and Myths of Middle Age

    The over 50s account for 40% of all consumer expenditure yet only 10% of marketing/ advertising is aimed at them. Jenni discusses with Helena Rubinstein, co-author: ‘The Seven Myths of Middle Age’.

  • Fifty Years of The Golden Notebook

    Doris Lessing was awarded the Nobel Prize in 2007. It’s 50 years this month since the publication of her classic novel, “The Golden Notebook”. The book itself stands as one of the finest and most complex novels ever written. In it she documented the breakdown of the Left in post-war Britain. The structure is staggeringly complex: there are four notebooks, Black, Red, Yellow and Blue and then the Golden one, which ends the whole book. And there are the sections called “Free Women”, which, with more than a hint of irony, tell the story of Anna Wulf, the novelist with writer’s block, and her friend Molly. But the description of the book as a feminist bible that opened the doors to a burgeoning women’s movement is a description Lessing herself has always resisted. For her, she was writing about London in the 50s, when disillusionment with the Communist Party she’d supported was rife after Kruschev made his famous speech acknowledging the vices of Stalin. Doris is now 92. Jane went to meet her at her home in North London 3 and a half years ago.

  • Cook the Perfect...Seafood Salad

    Many of us might gulp at the prospect of carefully preparing and safely cooking a pile of fresh shellfish. But self-taught chef, restaurateur and fishmonger Mitch Tonks says that it is the ultimate fast food – easy to prepare, quick to cook, full of flavour and bursting with nutrients. A few ingredients and a little know-how can be combined to make a simple and sustainable fish supper. He joins Jenni to explain how to cook the perfect seafood salad.

    Cook the Perfect Seafood Salad recipe
  • Marketing and the Myths of Middle Age

    The over fifties account for no less than forty percent of all consumer expenditure yet ninety percent of all marketing and advertising spend is dedicated to the under fifties. So why are the over fifties not being targeted and what needs to be done to rectify the situation? To discuss Jenni is joined by the brand consultant and social psychologist Helena Rubinstein who is co-author of a new book on the subject.

    The 7 Myths of of Middle Age: Implications for Marketing and Brands by Crispin Reed and Helena Rubinstein is published now.

  • Time to change the law on child neglect?

    The current law on child neglect was written in 1933. It concentrates on making sure children have enough food, warmth and shelter, but it says nothing about ensuring their emotional needs are met. Our understanding of children’s psychological lives has come on a long way in recent years, and now the charity Action For Children is calling for the law on neglect to be updated to include emotional neglect as well. Polly Neate speaks for Action For Children, she joins Jenni along with Professor Corrine May-Chahal from the College of Social Work.

    Action for Children report on child neglect
  • Pianist Janina Fialkowska

    The Polish-Canadian pianist Janina Fialkowska joins Jenni to talk about life after cancer and how ground breaking surgery helped her to continue playing the piano. She also talks about Chopin and her relationship with the legendary pianist Arthur Rubinstein who hailed her as a ‘born Chopin interpreter’. She performs her latest work.

    Janina Fialkowska’s ‘Chopin Recital’ Part II is out now.

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