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A new art exhibition explores the symbolism of lace; bereaved parents' fight to change the rules on bail. The tangled love lives of France's presidential hopefuls.

Presented by Sheila McClennon.A new exhibition uses art, science and industry to explore the symbolism of lace; The bereaved parents fighting to change the rules on bail applications; Is the French presidential election in danger of being overshadowed by the tangled love lives of the candidates?. French Journalist, Anne-Elisabeth Moutet, attempts to unravel the web of political gamesmanship; Stagecoach co founder, Ann Gloag, reflects on why she's driven to improve the health of women in Africa; And how to cook the perfect parkin with Matthew Benson-Smith.

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45 minutes


  • Refusing Bail

    Jane Clough was stabbed to death by her former partner, shortly before he was due to stand trial for her rape & sexual assault. Sheila talks to her parents Penny & John Clough & Vera Baird QC.

    Duration: 11:00

  • Ann Gloag

    Sheila speaks to the co-founder of transport firm Stagecoach, who recently received the Eleanor Roosevelt Val-Kill Medal in recognition of 3 decades of charity work.

    Duration: 08:30

  • Lost in Lace

    Lost in Lace: Transparent Boundaries, at the Gas Hall, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, until 19 February 2012.

    Duration: 08:36

  • Cook the Perfect Parkin

    Bonfire night is a time for traditional food including sticky & sweet Parkin cake. Matthew Benson-Smith joins Sheila to Cook the perfect Parkin.

    Duration: 06:42

  • French Presidential Campaign Coverage

    How much are the glamorous wives, girlfriends and ex’es being used to crank up salacious interest in this key election campaign? Sheila discusses with Anne-Elisabeth Moutet.

    Duration: 06:43


  • Fri 28 Oct 2011 10:00

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