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Presented by Jenni Murray. Dr Karen Throsby on women and extreme sports, Katie Derham on re-learning the violin and Emma Donoghue on her Man Booker longlisted novel Room.

Presented by Jenni Murray. Dr Karen Throsby on why she's preparing to swim The Channel for research into extreme sports. Emma Donoghue's latest novel 'Room' has been longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, she talks to Jenni about the themes in the book. Katie Derham on re-learning the violin after twenty years and apprenticeships - are they a good alternative to university?

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Wed 11 Aug 2010 10:00


  • Emma Donoghue

    The author tells us about her Booker long-listed novel 'Room'.

    Duration: 10:29

  • Female Apprentices

    John Hayes, Minister of State for Further Education, Vicky Nicholson, apprentice development coach at BT and Scarlett Harris, of the TUC discuss.

    Duration: 13:09

  • Learning an instrument later in life

    Katie Derham on preparing to play the violin in front of a paying audience and her mentor, Darragh Morgan, on why it’s never too late to learn a musical instrument.

    Duration: 09:42

  • Women and Endurance Sports

    Sociologist, Karen Throsby on swimming the Channel as part of her research and Cat Morrison, a professional triathlete talk about women and extreme sports.

    Duration: 08:29


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