Lindsey Bareham Cooks the Perfect Trifle: Ruth Madoc; Older Models

Ruth Madoc on playing singer Dorothy Squires. Lindsay Bareham Cooks The Perfect Trifle. Caryn Franklin and Daphne Selfe discuss whether there are more opportunities now for older models. Chloe Madely talks about growing up with famous parents. And columnists Yasmin Alibhai-Brown and Sophie Haywood discuss Romola Garai's joke at the Baftas.

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Ruth Madoc on Playing Dorothy Squires

Ruth Madoc on Playing Dorothy Squires

Dorothy Squires was one of Britain's most successful performers in the 1950s and 60s. Her electrifying on-stage presence, sell-out comeback concerts at the London Palladium and tempestuous marriage to Roger Moore, were often overshadowed by the law suits she brought. A new stage show, Say it With Flowers, is touring Wales starring Ruth Madoc.  She joins Jenni to discuss Dorothy’s rags to riches life-story from the Llanelli tinworks, to the heights of the West End and Broadway, before ending penniless back in the valleys of Wales.

Say It With Flowers runs at the Sherman Cymru, Cardiff until 25 May, before touring to Mold, Milford Haven and Llanelli.

The pressures of having a famous parent

The former Prime Minister, Tony Blair, has confessed in an interview to being so out of touch with his family that he never knew his children suffered at school because of their famous father. What’s it like growing up when your mum or dad are in the public eye?  How do you live up to your famous folks and carve out your own identity?

Vagina Jokes

Actress Romola Garai joked about her vaginal stitches on stage at the BAFTA awards. Male comedians often talk about their penises but vagina jokes still have the power to shock. Why is this and are attitudes changing? Sophie Heawood and Yasmin Alibhai-Brown join Jenni to discuss.


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Older-Age Models

We recently talked about older women’s sense of style, and how the fashion industry caters for the older woman who enjoys fashion. But what about the world of modelling? The modelling industry is famous for employing young, skinny girls but should there be more older-age models on the catwalk and in the fashion spreads? We speak to 84-year-old model Daphne Selfe of Models1 and to Caryn Franklin - fashion commentator and activist, and founder of All Walks Beyond the Catwalk which promotes diversity in fashion.

Lindsay Bareham Cooks the Perfect… Trifle

Trifle is a wonderful dish for a party and is endlessly variable. Lindsey Bareham shares her recipe for trifle made with fresh strawberry jam, madeira cake and fresh custard.


Role Contributor
PresenterJenni Murray
Interviewed GuestRuth Madoc
Interviewed GuestYasmin Alibhai-Brown
Interviewed GuestSophie Haywood
Interviewed GuestAngharad Rudkin
Interviewed GuestChloe Madeley
Interviewed GuestDaphne Selfe
Interviewed GuestCaryn Franklin
Interviewed GuestLindsey Bareham
ProducerBeverley Purcell
EditorRobyn Read

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