Prisoners wives; hooray for Bollywood
As the second series of Prisoners Wives begins, we examine what it is really like to have a family member in prison. Teeth and braces in middle age-is it worth it? Double-whammy pensioners and hooray for Bollywood. Join Jenni Murray.
Throughout the week we’ve been hearing from women who will be affected by what’s known as the state pension double whammy – they’re women born between April 1952 and July 1953 for whom the pensionable age has twice gone up from the expected 60 and who won’t be eligible for the new flat rate pension of 144 pounds a week, to be introduced in 2017. To discuss the changes Jenni is joined by pensions and economics policy expert Dr Ros Altman and Dame Anne Begg, Chair of the Work and Pensions Committee.
Middle aged women with braces
Forty five year old country music star Faith Hill recently caused a stir on the red carpet at the Grammy awards not for her daring dress but for her dental attire. We used to associate them purely with the gawky growing years but teeth braces, it seems, are now quite the ‘in’ thing for middle aged women. So is it worth embarking on teeth ‘n braces later in life? Reporter Judy Merry visited Manchester Orthodontic Centre to find out more.
Hooray for Bollywood: 100 years of Indian cinema
2013 marks the centenary anniversary of the first Indian feature film, Raja Harishchandra. To celebrate the event, the National Media Museum in Bradford is holding an exhibition called “Bollywood Icons:100 Years of Indian Cinema”. It celebrates some of the biggest names in Indian film and through a selection of posters of their most important films, it explores their lives. The exhibition is on until Sunday, June 16th. We hear from Indian actress, Lillete Dubey and Jenni Murray talks to Bollywood commentator Irna Qureshi and film director Geeta Singh.