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Jo Brand; Cook the Perfect chicken noodle soup; Debbie Wiseman

Jane Garvey talks to Jo Brand; how critical are the first three years of a child's life?; Cook the Perfect chicken noodle soup; and Debbie Wiseman plays live in the studio.

Presented by Jane Garvey. Jo Brand loves swimming - she tells Jane how in a new television programme she learns about synchronised diving, goes wild swimming and attempts a mud race. The Government's early intervention policies are based upon a belief that the first three years of a child's life are the most critical, because these are the years when a child's brain either develops normally or can be permanently damaged. But Jane asks whether the period from 0 to 3 is really so key? In the latest in our Cook the Perfect series, food writer and cook Rachel Allen shows Jane how to make a particularly quick but sustaining dish - seven-minute chicken noodle soup. Debbie Wiseman is a film and television composer who has written over 100 scores and she joins Jane to play live in the studio.

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Chapters

  • Jo Brand on swimming

    Jane talks to Jo Brand about her TV programme 'Big Splash' which is about her love of swmming. She also finds out more on synchronised diving, wild and night swimming

    Duration: 11:13

  • The first three years - how critical are they?

    Is the period from 0 to 3 really so key? Dr Stuart Derbyshire, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Birmingham University and Dr Samantha Callan, Chair of the Early Years Commission discuss.

    Duration: 10:54

  • Cook the Perfect.. Chicken noodle soup

    The food writer and cook Rachel Allen cooks the perfect.. chicken noodle soup.

    Duration: 09:16

  • Debbie Wiseman

    Debbie Wiseman is a film and television composer and has written over 100 scores for TV and film. She talks about her new album and performs live in the studio.

    Duration: 09:02

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