Presented by Jenni Murray. Can politicians benefit from the 'paternity bounce'? Are Liverpool women unjustly criticised for the way they look? Young drivers; Siobhan Parkinson.
Jenni Murray presents. Insistent rumours are growing in sections of the French press that Carla Bruni is pregnant. Might being a new dad provide Sarkozy with a much-needed 'paternity bounce' in his campaign to become French president again next spring? The women of Liverpool have been criticised recently for their looks at Aintree - the fake tan, the amount of flesh on display. Is such criticism justified? It's every parent's worry when teenagers pass their driving test and go solo behind the wheel. So how can parents survive this nerve-wracking time? And Irish Children's Laureate, Siobhan Parkinson, talks to Jenni about her new book, Bruised.
The Paternity Bounce
As rumours spread that Carla Bruni is pregnant, are voters softer towards a leader who becomes a new father whilst in power? Anne Elisabeth Moutet and Mary Ann Sieghart discuss.
Is There a "Liverpool Look"?
After Liverpudlian women pictured at Aintree were criticised for their bad taste in clothes, Carol Midgley and Shelagh Fogarty discuss why Liverpudlians now get the most stick for the way they look.
Motoring correspondent Carmel Stewart and driving instructor Richard Hampson discuss the best way of ensuring your teenager remains safe once they’re driving solo.
The first ever Irish Children’s Laureate joins Jenni in the studio to discuss her latest novel Bruised.