Joint Enterprise; Jude Palmer; Food Rationing; Social Media and Breakups

Joint Enterprise is a 300 year old law under which someone can be held responsible for the criminal acts of others. Charlotte Henry and Saj Tufail discuss whether or not it should be abolished. The official behind-the-scenes photographer for the Tour de France - Jude Palmer - talks about her work. Food historian Carol Harris and cook Grace Mulligan discuss the end of food rationing [60 years ago today]. Social media is playing a bigger role in relationship breakups. Jenni talks to solicitor Andrew Newbury and to agony aunt Kate Taylor about why this is happening. Middle Eastern specialist Alison Baily takes a look at what ISIS means for women.

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The Law of Joint Enterprise

Joint Enterprise is a 300 year old law under which someone can be held responsible for the criminal acts of others. In recent years it has been used to secure convictions in a number of high profile murder cases, including the two killers of Stephen Lawrence and the three murderers of Ben Kinsella. Earlier this year, 21 year old Alex Henry was convicted of murder by joint enterprise. He did not actually kill anyone but was present when his friend Cameron Ferguson stabbed Taqui Khezihi to death in a West London street. Alex will not be eligible for parole until he is 39. In April last year Kyrone Daley and Sanchez Thomas were both convicted of murder by joint enterprise. Daley admits to leaning back in his seat so that Thomas could shoot Umar Tufail at point blank range. Thomas claims that there was a third person in the car who fired the shot. Umar’s father Saj Tufail agrees with the law of joint enterprise because he believes that it has properly punished the men involved in his son’s murder. Jenni is joined by Saj Tufail and by Alex Henry’s sister – Charlotte – to discuss the law of Joint Enterprise.

The documentary Guilty by Association is broadcast on BBC One on Monday, 7th July at 10.35pm.

Jimmy McGovern’s fictional drama Common can be seen on BBC One this Sunday at 9pm.

Food Rationing

At midnight on this day in 1954 food rationing in Britain ended.  After fourteen years restrictions on the sale and purchase of meat and bacon were lifted.  Members of the London Housewives' Association held a special ceremony in London's Trafalgar Square to mark Derationing Day. The Minister of Fuel and Power, Geoffrey Lloyd, burned a large replica of a ration book at an open meeting in his constituency. Joining Jenni are cook Grace Mulligan and Carol Harris, historian and author of The Ration Book Diet & the Wartime House.

Jude Palmer

The world’s greatest cycle race starts in Leeds city centre on the 5th July when 198 cyclists begin a 3,500 km ride that ends on the Champs Elysée in Paris on the 27th July. The Grand Depart will be in Yorkshire and Jude Palmer is the official Behind-the-Scenes photographer. She has already spent months taking photographs of the preparations and will be following the Tour for the next three weeks. She talks to Jenni about the challenges of this exciting commission.

Social Media and Break-ups

Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has said the government is ‘very open’ to changing the law on revenge porn whereby people post explicit images or videos of partners online. Last week a British divorce lawyer was married with a pre-nuptial agreement that included a social media clause.  

We increasingly share our relationships on social media, how do we protect ourselves online when things turn sour? With Jenni are Kate Taylor, Relationship Expert at, and Andrew Newbury a solicitor at Slater & Gordon in Manchester.                                         

What does ISIS mean for women?

On the 29th June the extremist group ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham) bulldozed the border between Iraq and Syria, a symbolic act to support their claims of a new Caliphate, or Islamic State, in the territories they occupy. So what does the ISIS offence mean for the lives of women in areas of Iraq and Syria under the group's control? Joining Jenni is Alison Baily, Senior Analyst of the Middle East programme at the Oxford Analytica think tank.


Role Contributor
PresenterJenni Murray
Interviewed GuestCharlotte Henry
Interviewed GuestSaj Tufail
Interviewed GuestJude Palmer
Interviewed GuestCarol Harris
Interviewed GuestGrace Mulligan
Interviewed GuestAndrew Newbury
Interviewed GuestKate Taylor
Interviewed GuestAlison Baily
ProducerHelen Lee

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