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Nigel Slater, Tessa Jowell, women in the Mormon church

Duration:
58 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 18 September 2012

Nigel Slater on his new book; Tessa Jowell on her retirement from front bench politics; Women in the Mormon Church; Bridget O'Donnell's new book uncovering a child prostitution scandal. Presented by Jane Garvey.

Chapters

4 items
  • Tessa Jowell MP

    Tessa Jowell MP has stood down from her role as Shadow Minister for the Olympics and returned to the backbenches. She joins Jane to talk about her career in politics.

  • Women in the Mormon Church

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is one of the fastest growing religious movements. Tresa Edmunds and Debbie Twigger a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints discuss.

  • Nigel Slater

    Nigel Slater is one of Britain’s most influential food writers and cooks. He talk to Jane about Kitchen Diaries II - his favourite recipes for Autumn and his love of sweets.

  • Bridget O'Donnell - Trafficking in the 1880s

    Every year around 250 of them were trafficked, perfectly legally, to Brussels, Paris and beyond. Jane talks to Bridget O’Donnell, the author of a new book on the subject.

  • Nigel Slater

    Nigel Slater is one of Britain’s most influential food writers and cooks. His hugely popular columns and books have won him an enormous following, with their engaging style and creative, seasonal approach to food. His second volume of Kitchen Diaries has just been published – a delectable combination of seasonal recipes, cooking tips, and ideas for creating meals from leftovers. Nigel talks to Jane about his favourite recipes for Autumn and his love of sweets.

  • Women and The Mormon Church

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is one of the fastest growing religious movements in the world, with over 13 million members worldwide. Since its most high profile member, Mitt Romney, won the Republican nomination to run for American President the Mormon Church has been under the spotlight like never before. Critics of the Church have accused it of being hierarchical and misogynistic but to many people it remains a mystery in terms of its beliefs and leadership structure. So what it means to be a women in the Mormon Church, and why are more women with the Church starting to call for equality? Jane talks to Tresa Edmunds, writer and co-founder of a feminist Mormon blog and by Debbie Twigger a British member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

  • Bridget O’Donnell – Inspector Minahan

    In the 1880’s in England, the age of consent was just thirteen. Young girls were extremely popular with rich older brothel-goers, especially if their virginity could be proven. Most girls were enticed or tricked into prostitution, and each year, around 250 of them were trafficked, perfectly legally, to Brussels, Paris and beyond. One Metropolitan Police inspector, Jeremiah Minahan, resolved to expose the outrages committed by one notorious brothel-keeper on his patch of Chelsea, a woman who counted Cabinet members and royalty among her clients. The resulting clash with the Establishment, who were more interested in shielding their own private lives than assisting London’s child prostitutes, lost Minahan his job and sparked a national outrage. Jane talks to Bridget O’Donnell, the author of a new book called Inspector Minahan Makes a Stand.

    Inspector Minahan Makes a Stand is published now.

  • Tessa Jowell MP

    Last week Tessa Jowell stood down from her role as Shadow Minister for the Olympics and returned to the backbenches. Tessa helped to seal London’s bid for the 2012 Olympics and continued in government and in opposition to play a major role in delivering the Games. A staunch supporter of Tony Blair and the minister behind Sure Start, Tessa Jowell is Labour’s longest standing female member of the front bench. But her career has not been without controversy. While minister of culture, media and sport she was criticised over plans to introduce flexible drinking hours and to build Britain’s first super-casino. There was a particular low point in 2006 when her husband David Mills was investigated for tax fraud while working for Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi; the couple separated shortly afterwards. Jane talks to Tessa Jowell about her long and varied career.

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