Allison Pearson and Deborah Orr on Xmas adverts, Ruchira Gupta
Where do you get your relationship advice from - an agony aunt or online websites? Allison Pearson and Deborah Orr debate this year's Christmas adverts - sexist or a recognition of the work done by mum? Trafficking campaigner Ruchira Gupta. Gemma Malley explains the appeal of Tolkein and fantasy fiction. Diana Henry makes Poire William.
Producer Kirsty Starkey.
Diana Henry - Poire William
Jane spent the morning in food writer Diana Henry’s kitchen, watching her demonstrate recipes from her latest book about preserving food, 'Salt, Sugar, Smoke'.
Christmas TV adverts – sexist or purely reflecting reality?
The Asda Christmas adverts have caused much debate on social media sites and in the newspapers. Some think they’re sexist and reinforcing gender stereotypes, others think they merely reflect the reality that it is women who do the hard work in the build up to Christmas. The journalist and broadcaster Deborah Orr and the Daily Telegraph columnist and author of the novel I Don't Know How She Does It, Allison Pearson, join Jane to discuss.