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Surrogacy in India; book club politics; Nina Conti

Does India's growing surrogacy industry need greater regulation? Book clubs - for intellectually stimulating debate or gossip and booze? And ventriloquist Nina Conti.

Does India's growing surrogacy industry need greater regulation? Kishwar Desai talks about the reality behind her book, Origins of Love. Book clubs: intellectually stimulating debate or full of gossip and booze? The ventriloquist, actress and comedian Nina Conti on the bereaved puppets of her mentor Ken Campbell and the appeal of alternative therapies. Queen Victoria and Albert. Presented by Jenni Murray.

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58 minutes

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Thu 7 Jun 2012 10:00


  • Kishwar Desai

    A new novel by Kishwar Desai, “Origins of Love” throws the spotlight on India, where the surrogacy industry is growing. Kishwar Desai joins Jenni to discuss the reality behind her book.

    Duration: 09:02

  • Book Groups

    Irene Haynes from joins Jenni to discuss what really happens at book groups and they are joined by Craig Melvin who is the host of The Big Book Group show [in theatres this summer].

    Duration: 09:12

  • Queen Victoria

    ‘Victoria Revealed,’ has newly opened at Kensington Palace. We find out about the great love of Victoria’s life – Prince Albert. Louise Adamson reports.

    Duration: 09:14

  • Nina Conti and Monkey

    The ventriloquist, actress and comedian Nina Conti has sold out shows at the Edinburgh Festival, with her familiar favourite "Monkey". She joins Jenni to discuss her latest ventures.

    Duration: 08:20

  • Brenda Parker Way

    Fiona Clampin met Rob Hannah, Stuart Shurlock and Janet Davis from the Ramblers, as well as Brenda’s cousin Judith Borsay in the St Mary Bourne as they were getting ready to set off on their walk.

    Duration: 06:09


  • Thu 7 Jun 2012 10:00

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