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Presented by Jenni Murray. Fathers and the CSA; 93 year-old Martha's memories; childbirth and anaesthesia in the developing world; Women in Business: the politics of tea-making.

Presented by Jenni Murray. Growing numbers of fathers are being sent to prison for missed child maintenance payments - is this helpful to the mothers who look after the children? Martha's marvellous memory - the writer and psychologist Charles Fernyhough has recorded interviews with his 93 year old grandmother. Charles tells Jenni what he learned about his grandmother's life and the nature of memory. Childbirth and anaesthesia in the developing world; what can be done to improve the high death rates associated with obstetric anaesthesia? And Women in Business: the politics of tea-making in the office.

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Fri 22 Apr 2011 10:00


  • Fathers Jailed Over Child Support

    Growing numbers of fathers are being sent to prison for missed child maintenance payments, prompting complaints that the sentences undermine any chance of dads supporting their children.

    Duration: 10:56

  • Martha's Marvellous Memory

    Psychologist Charles Fernyhough recorded and interviewed his 93 year old grandmother and to archive her life stories for the family.

    Duration: 19:11

  • Childbirth and Anaesthesia in the Developing World

    According to WHO there are over 350,000 maternal deaths as a result of childbirth and its complications every year. The role of anaesthesia is crucial in obstetric care but can easily be overlooked.

    Duration: 09:01

  • Blackpool

    Clare Jenkins reports on the traditional side shows of Blackpool.

    Duration: 04:48

  • Women & Business: The Politics of Tea Making

    As part of our Women in Business series, we look at the way women are influencing hierarchical structures in business.

    Duration: 09:20


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