Beverley Knight; Deb Perelman; Melissa Benn; Women astronauts

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Beverley Knight on her starring role in The Bodyguard. Female astronauts, 50 years on from the first woman in space. Cook the Perfect Apple Cake with New York food writer Deb Perelman. Melissa Benn on what we should be telling our daughters. Presented by Jane Garvey.

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Tue 24 Sep 2013 10:00

Beverley Knight

Queen of British Soul Beverley Knight is an award winning singer, songwriter and record producer. She’s sold over a million albums, has won numerous industry awards and now she is playing Rachel Marron in the West End production of The Bodyguard. She joins Jane to talk about her musical career and taking on a role made famous by her idol, Whitney Houston.

Women in space

It is the 50th anniversary of the first woman in space – the Russian cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova.  It’s also 30 years since Dr Sally Ride becoming the first American woman in space. So to celebrate these achievements, space science journalist Sue Nelson, who tried to become an astronaut earlier this year when she became one of only 45 women out of 87,000 entrants to compete in the UK and Ireland space challenge, looks at the history and present of women in space.

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What should we tell our daughters to help them cope with the pressure and pleasures of being female?

‘What should we tell our daughters?’ is the latest book by journalist, campaigner and mother of two teenage girls, Melissa Benn. She looks at the dilemmas young women face as they grow up and analyses their ability to deal with the pressures and the pleasures of being female. Guests: Melissa Benn and the young writer Erinn Dhesi.

Cook The Perfect…Apple Cake with Deb Perelman

American food blogger Deb Perelman is a self-taught cook and started her blog in 2006. Since then she has picked up 5 million regular readers a month. She aims to show that you don’t need to be a trained chef, have special ingredients or even a big kitchen to produce delicious food.

Get the recipe

Cook The Perfect


Role Contributor
PresenterJane Garvey
Interviewed GuestBeverley Knight
Interviewed GuestSue Nelson
Interviewed GuestMelissa Benn
Interviewed GuestDeb Perelman
ProducerLouise Corley

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