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Nigella Lawson; Tanya Byron; Girl Power!

Duration:
58 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 12 December 2012

Nigella Lawson Cooks the Perfect...Italian Christmas Pudding Cake - a delicious light alternative to traditional Christmas pud. The Spice Girl legacy - who has Girl Power now? We discuss with Alice Jones from the Independent and Lucy Jones from NME. Tanya Byron and Nigella Lawson on parental guilt - and how to get over it. And what impact is the current unrest in Egypt having on women: are sexual attacks making them afraid to protest?
Presenter Jenni Murray
Producer Dianne McGregor.

Chapters

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  • Nigella Lawson: Cook the perfect Christmas dessert

    The original Domestic Goddess creates a light yet indulgent alternative to traditional Christmas pudding. Using liquor-soaked panettone, chocolate, nuts, mascarpone and cream, this recipe combines all the elements of Italian Christmas in a cake.
  • Egyptian Women - The Constitution, Protests And Sexual Assault

    In the midst of mass protests in Egypt, sparked when President Morsi gave himself sweeping new powers, and in the run up to a referendum on Saturday on the proposed new constitution, how does all this affect Egyptian women? How does the constitution impact on women’s rights? Hundreds of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets calling for Morsi to step down, whilst counter protesters have voiced their support. Yet there have been reports of an increase in sexual assaults and harassment against women on the streets, and accounts of female protestors being brutally attacked. So is this making women fearful to stand up and protest? To explain more about Egyptian women’s rights in the unrest, Jenni is joined by the BBC’s Shaimaa Khalil in Cairo.

  • How much parental guilt do you feel?

    Do you ever feel guilty about the things you haven't done for your children? Is it like an endless nagging voice in your head reminding you they’ve had too few vegetables, too many sweets, too little sleep and too much screen time? It can be worse at Christmas. So when you fail at being the perfect parent, do you feel cross, frustrated or just plain guilty? Nigella Lawson tells Jenni, how she copes with parental failure and Clinical Psychologist, Tanya Byron explains how to break free from the burden of guilt.

  • Girl Power in music

    Viva Forever! is a new West End musical featuring songs by the Spice Girls. The group were a huge success in the 1990s with their Girl Power slogan and hit songs such as Spice Up Your Life, Viva Forever and Wannabe. But just how significant were they and who in the music industry has girl power now? Jenni is joined by Spice Girl fan and Deputy Arts Editor at The Independent Alice Jones and Lucy Jones, Deputy Editor of NME.Com.
  • Ballgowns

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    Judi Herman visits the Ballgowns exhibition at the V&A and is shown a Vivienne Westwood design from the 1990s. The exhibition ends on January 5th 2013.

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