Sunday Edition - Mothers and Daughters

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Fi Glover introduces four conversations between mothers and daughters, through whose shared experiences a strong bond of mutual reliance and common purpose has developed, whether they've suffered tragic death in the family or simply learned that a hug can make most problems shrink.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The conversations are being gathered across the UK by teams of producers from local and national radio stations who facilitate each encounter. Every conversation - they're not BBC interviews, and that's an important difference - lasts up to an hour, and is then edited to extract the key moment of connection between the participants. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can upload your own conversations or just learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess.

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Sun 3 Nov 2013 14:45

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