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Jane Garvey talks to an artist reunited with the son she gave up for adoption about the sketches she made in his first days of life and how they came to influence her work.

Jane Garvey talks to an artist reunited with the son she gave up for adoption whose story is now re-told in a joint exhibition of their work. Bad breath, dirty toenails or calling women "laydeeeeez" - the deal-breakers that spell doom in a relationship. Women who married were forced to give up work in some occupations as recently as 40 years ago - we look at the impact of the marriage bar on today's workplace. How the traditional game of stoolball can help you stay fit. Community gardening in Birmingham.

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Thu 26 Aug 2010 10:00


  • Mary Husted

    Fine artist Mary Husted on the baby she gave up for adoption in 1963, the influence he had on her work and their reunion in 2007. Her exhibition “Hush Don’t Tell” tells their story.

    Duration: 11:08

  • Keepfit: Stoolball

    The traditional women’s sport of Stoolball is played in villages across Sussex, Surrey and Kent. Reporter Anna Bailey goes along to a match in the Sussex village of Hooe.

    Duration: 07:48

  • Deal-Breakers in Relationships

    What are your deal breakers in relationships? Jane is joined by writer India Knight and comedian Andrew Clover to discuss.

    Duration: 07:25

  • Coriander

    Angela Robson met a group of Bangladeshi women in the Small Heath Park area of Birmingham who are involved in the Concrete to Coriander community gardening scheme.

    Duration: 05:42

  • The Marriage Bar

    Ginny Moore was forced her to leave her job after marrying in 1962. She joins Jane with Dr Emma Jeanes from Exeter University who is researching the bar.

    Duration: 07:42


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