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Jenni Murray presents: Maxine Peake; Women at the Bar, The National Survey for Health and Development at 65; Keeping Friends.

Jenni Murray presents: Maxine Peake, the actress currently starring in the BBC1 drama series Silk talks to Jenni about her role and her career to date. Women at the Bar - what is it really like for women barristers today, how have attitudes changed over the years and how true to life is the series Silk? The National Survey for Health and Development which is 65 years old this week. The Art of Keeping Friends - Your best friend is the first person you call in the middle of the night, and the person you can rely on to make you laugh 'til your sides hurt. But what happens when that person starts to neglect you for work or a new relationship?

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45 minutes

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Fri 4 Mar 2011 10:00


  • Maxine Peake

    The stage and TV actress talks to Jenni about new drama Silk

    Duration: 10:18

  • Women at the Bar

    Only 32% of new QC's are women; barristers Rachel Cooper and Kirsty Brimelow QC join Jenni to discuss.

    Duration: 09:35

  • Baby Boomers Study

    Diana Kuh and Liz Allen celebrate the UK’s longest running research study - 65 years of following 5000 men and women

    Duration: 07:34

  • The Mantelpiece

    Rachel Hurdley of Cardiff University has been researching the history and function of the mantelpiece. She tells Clare Jenkins what she discovered.

    Duration: 05:59

  • Keeping Friends

    Bel Mooney and Gaynor Vaughan-Jones join Jenni to discuss how to stay friends, no matter what.

    Duration: 07:57


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