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With Jenni Murray. Including Kirstie Allsopp on home crafts, a Hungarian midwife is in custody for performing home births - why? and is homework for children a good idea?

Presented by Jenni Murray. Kirstie Allsopp made her name presenting Location Location Location. She's now turned her attention to interiors and joins Jenni to talk about home crafts. Agnes Gereb is a Hungarian midwife who was arrested earlier this month for delivering a baby away from a hospital. We discuss the situation in Hungary where it is illegal to have an assisted home birth. The Countess Beatriz de Dia was one of a group of women troubadours who lived in the South of France in the twelfth century. We'll be imagining her life through readings and song. And, should primary school children be given homework? George Muirhead, the head of a primary school in Plymouth says definitely yes, Kirstie Allsopp says emphatically no. Hear the debate.

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Thu 28 Oct 2010 10:00


  • The Hungarian midwife Agnes Gereb

    The Hungarian midwife Agnes Gereb is currently being held in custody for delivering a child outside of hospital.

    Duration: 10:14

  • The art of home making

    Kirstie joins Jenni to talk about her career so far, how second hand doesn’t have to be second best and her tips for sewing lavender bags and making teacup candles.

    Duration: 08:19

  • Homework in primary schools

    There's an increasing trend towards homework in primary schools. Those who support it say the more involved parents are in their children's school work the better, others disagree.

    Duration: 11:26

  • The imagined history of the troubadour Beatriz de Dia

    The all-woman ensemble The Telling join Jenni to perform readings and music from the concert about The Countess Beatriz de Dia.

    Duration: 12:04


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