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Sex education; Ruth Rendell; Ash Mair Cooks the Perfect Paella

58 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 27 February 2013

Crime writer Ruth Rendell talks about family betrayals in her latest novel The Child's Child. Nadira Tudor, Martin Stephen and Maria Romanski discuss whether teachers are becoming too involved in moral questions when they teach sex education. Ash Mair Cooks the Perfect paella. Journalist Victoria Brittain discusses the impact of the war on terror on the families of men who have been arrested and the wife of "Mr G" tells us her story.


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  • Sex Education: Are parents leaving too much to schools?

    Martin Stephen, former High Master of Manchester Grammar School and St Paul's School in London says teachers get criticised for whatever they say regarding sex education. Parent and journalist, Nadira Tudor and Maria Romanski, head of Art and Design at Ridgeway School, Plympton in Plymouth join Martin to discuss what schools should teach.

    Listen to our previous discussion on Sex Education with Labour MP Stella Creasy and Conservative MP Amber Rudd

  • Ruth Rendell, crime writer

    Ruth Rendell is one of Britain's best known crime writers, who has written more than 70 novels under both her own name and the pseudonym Barbara Vine.  She joins Jenni to talk about her latest psychological thriller, the Child’s Child.

  • The Forgotten Women of the War on Terror

    In her new book ‘Shadow Lives’ journalist Victoria Brittain sheds light on the extraordinary experiences of the wives and families of the men being held under house arrest in the UK or in Guantanamo for suspected terrorist offences. Jenni Murray speaks to Victoria Brittain and to Josephine, the wife of ‘Mr G’ who until last week, had been subject to a control order since 2001.
  • Masterchef winner Ash Mair Cooks the Perfect… Paella

    Ash Mair won Masterchef: the Professionals by impressing the judges with his dishes inspired by the Basque country. Originally from Tasmania, he was introduced to Basque cuisine by his girlfriend who is from the region. Today he demonstrates how to Cook the Perfect...Paella with Prawns, Fennel and Alioli.

    Find Ash's Paella recipe


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