Julie Walters has now returned to the stage to star in a new play – The Last of the Haussmans. She joins Jenni. The Last of the Haussmans - is at the National Theatre until 11 October.
Dr Hilary Cass, the new President of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, discusses what changes she thinks need to be made to the way we provide care for children.
Tatler editor, Kate Reardon is on a mission to put gay women on the social A-list. Jenni is joined by Kate and by novelist Stella Duffy to discuss social attitudes toward lesbians throughout society.
An exhibition of paintings by the artist Lizzie Riches has just opened at Blickling Hall in Norfolk. Louise Adamson went to meet Lizzie Riches, and the House Manager, Jan Brookes-Bullen.
Paul Hollywood will be showing Jenni how to cook the perfect pork pie, Paul’s pork pie recipe features in his new book How to Bake.
Julie Walters has been described as a National Treasure. With an award-winning acting career spanning almost 40 years, she has appeared on stage, in television comedy, drama and film. Her performances span the TV comedy of Wood and Walters, Acorn Antiques, and Dinner Ladies, to playing dramatic roles from Mrs Austen, to Mary Whitehouse, and Mo Mowlam. And of course she’s starred in films including Educating Rita, Billy Elliot, Mamma Mia! and Harry Potter. Julie has now returned to the stage to star in a new play – The Last of the Haussmans. She joins Jenni to discuss what attracted her to the role of the anarchic, feisty old hippy, Judy.
The Last of the Haussmans - a new play by Stephen Beresford – is at the National Theatre until 11 October.
National Theatre Live: The Last of the Haussmans will be broadcast to cinemas across the UK and around the world on 11 October 2012 as part of National Theatre Live.
Child Health - Hilary Cass
Up to 1500 children’s lives could be saved in Britain every year if our paediatric care was the same standard as it is in Sweden. Dr Hilary Cass, the new President of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, discusses what changes she thinks need to be made to the way we provide care for children.
High Society Lesbians
Today Tatler Magazine’s August edition is published, including profiles of seven of “London’s smartest and loveliest lesbians.” The same evening Tatler will throw a black tie ball to celebrate these women. The magazine’s editor Kate Reardon is on a mission to put gay women on the social A-list, and she also claims that high society is much more comfortable with gay men than lesbians. Jenni is joined by Kate and by novelist Stella Duffy to discuss social attitudes toward lesbians throughout society.
An exhibition of paintings by the artist Lizzie Riches has just opened at Blickling Hall in Norfolk. It features works inspired by some of the Hall’s residents over the centuries, including Lady Caroline Suffield, who inherited the stately home in the 1790’s. And there’s an added twist, because the art works form the basis for a treasure hunt. The prize is a gilded apple which has been inspired by the ‘Golden Caroline’– a variety of apple developed at Blickling in the 1820’s and named after Lady Caroline. Blickling now belongs to the National Trust and visitors are being encouraged to join in the treasure hunt. Louise Adamson went to find out more about the puzzle from the artist, Lizzie Riches, and the House Manager, Jan Brookes-Bullen.
The treasure hunt In Search of the Golden Caroline continues until 12 August 2012, and the pictures will be on show until the end of August.
I Will Give My Love An Apple is performed by Leoni Jansen and comes from her album Second Wind.
Cook the Perfect… Pork Pie… with Paul Hollywood
Jenni Murray and Jane Garvey are regularly joined by top chefs, cooks and food writers to hear how to perfect well-loved dishes.Cook The Perfect
Paul Hollywood is one of the country’s top master bakers, and the self-proclaimed ‘northern rough’ in the rather genteel surroundings of The Great British Bake Off, which he judges alongside cake queen Mary Berry. Described as the antidote to reality TV show hosts, he’s admired for his straightforward no-nonsense approach and his focus on the food rather than on the contestants. He’s a strong advocate of local bakeries, and wants us as a nation to become more like the French and buy fresh bread every day. He’s been credited with baking the most expensive bread in Britain – a Roquefort sourdough recipe which sold for £15 per loaf in Harrods. Paul will be showing Jenni how to cook the perfect pork pie, and explaining what he enjoys about judging The Great British Bake Off.
Paul’s pork pie recipe features in his new book How to Bake.
How to Bake by Paul Hollywood is published by Bloomsbury
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