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Presented by Jane Garvey. Interviews with actress Gemma Arterton and author Sarita Mandanna. Why divorce is rising amongst twentysomethings, and would you share your garden?

Presented by Jane Garvey.

Actress Gemma Arterton discusses going from blockbusters and James Bond to a low budget British thriller The Disappearance of Alice Creed.

The divorce rate may be at its lowest rate since 1979, but for the fourth year running, twentysomethings had the highest divorce rate of any age range.

Why do so many of these so-called 'starter marriages' fail, and what can be done to give young couples better support?

When Sarita Mandanna started writing her first novel she got the highest advance ever paid by an Indian publisher for a debut novel. She joins Jane to discuss that book - Tiger Hills - the story of a secret love affair on a South Indian coffee plantation in the nineteenth century.

What do you if you want to grow your own food but don't have a garden or can't get an allotment? Anna Bailey reports on scheme in Brighton which pairs up gardeners.

And Dr Rachel Hewitt discusses the early history of Ordnance Survey maps.

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45 minutes

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Tue 4 May 2010 10:00


  • Starter Marriages

    Twenty somethings have the highest divorce rate of any age range. Jane speaks to Anastasia De Waal of the think tank Civitas and Dorothy Badrick, who runs pre-commitment courses for Relate.

    Duration: 12:51

  • Sarita Mandanna

    Indian writer Sarita Mandanna talks about her first novel, ‘Tiger Hills’ - set in a coffee plantation in Coorg, southern India, in the 19th Century.

    Duration: 06:57

  • Shared Gardens

    Anna Bailey reports on shared garden schemes which match-make gardeners with people who have gardens but not necessarily the time to look after them.

    Duration: 05:59

  • Gemma Arterton

    Gemma Arterton has quickly become one of the rising stars of the British film industry. She joins Jane to talk about her new film ‘The Disappearance of Alice Creed’.

    Duration: 07:54

  • Map of the Nation: Dr. Rachel Hewitt

    Dr Rachel Hewitt of Queen Mary College, London University, joins Jane Garvey to trace the Ordnance Survey’s history, to the first survey of the whole country in the 19th century.

    Duration: 07:09


  • Tue 4 May 2010 10:00

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