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KT Tunstall; Women Bishops; Mrs Wintringham

Scottish singer-songwriter KT Tunstall gives a live performance of her upcoming single from the new album she recorded in Arizona. Jane Garvey presents the female perspective.

Scottish singer songwriter KT Tunstall gives a live performance of her upcoming single from the new album she recorded in Arizona. Could the Church of England be about to pave the way for the first women bishops? We hear an update from the debate at the General Synod. Margaret Wintringham was the first British-born woman to take her seat in the House of Commons in 1921. We talk to her niece and hear about her 'double act' with the better known MP Nancy Astor. Why writer Lottie Moggach has chosen on-line relationships and the right to die as the themes of her debut novel, Kiss Me First. Children's TV presenter Cerrie Burnell talks about why she's used her own experience as the basis for a play in which the main character is young girl with one hand who dreams of becoming a ballerina.
Presenter: Jane Garvey.
Producer: Lucinda Montefiore.

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45 minutes

Chapters

  • Women Bishops Update

    Religious Affairs Correspondent Robert Piggott on the Church of England and women bishops

    Duration: 04:22

  • Lottie Moggach

    Lottie Moggach on her debut novel Kiss Me First

    Duration: 09:01

  • KT Tunstall

    KT Tunstall on her new album, personal upheaval, recording in Arizona, and Fife folk music

    Duration: 10:08

  • Mrs Wintringham

    Margaret Wintringham’s niece Patricia Moore &London University historian Dr Helen McCarthy

    Duration: 11:13

  • Cerrie Burnell

    The children’s TV presenter discusses the inspiration behind her new one woman show

    Duration: 06:18

Women Bishops Update

Today the Church of England Synod in York will debate on new options for a way forward on women bishops.  Last November, the Synod rejected draft legislation that would have allowed female clergy to become bishops by just six votes.  Today’s debate is to consider the proposal to revive legislation allowing women to become bishops. The BBC’s Religious Affairs Correspondent, Robert Piggott joins Jane from the debate to update the story.

Lottie Moggach

Two contemporary themes - on-line relationships and the right to die -  are at the heart of Lottie Moggach’s debut novel, Kiss Me First. Narrated by a socially isolated young woman, Leila, we hear about Tess who no longer wants to live, but knows her suicide would hurt those she would leave behind. Tess enrols the support of Leila, who is tasked with becoming Tess’s online persona. With Tess’s help,  Leila gets to know every aspect of Tess’s  life in order to assume her identity and allow Tess to slip away from the world unnoticed. Lottie Moggach joins Jane in the studio.

 

Kiss Me First by Lottie Moggach is published July 2013 by Picador 

 

KT Tunstall

Multi-platinum selling Scottish singer songwriter KT Tunstall released her fourth studio album Invisible Empire // Crescent Moon last month. Recorded in Arizona, the Scottish singer says the album is “full of songs from the heart” and follows from the sad death of her father last year. She joins Jane Garvey in the studio to talk about her life and career, and to play Invisible Empire – her upcoming single from the album of the same name. 

KT Tunstall’s latest album Invisible Empire // Crescent Moon is out now on Virgin Records, and the single Invisible Empire is out in August

 

Mrs Wintringham

Margaret Wintringham was the first British born female MP. She was the second woman to take a seat in the House of Commons after American born Nancy Astor. Overshadowed by the witty American, who was Mrs Wintringham and what were her achievements? Margaret Wintringham’s niece Patricia Moore and Dr Helen McCarthy, Senior Lecturer at the School of History, Queen Mary, University of London discuss.

 

Cerrie Burnell

The children’s TV presenter Cerrie Burnell is a familiar face to many children and their parents. She started out with roles in Grange Hill, Eastenders and Holby City before joining CBeebies to be one of their main presenters in 2009. She’s just written a children’s book and is touring with a stage show which she’s written herself. The play is partly based on her own experience of growing up and the main character Libby is a young girl who has one hand and dreams of being a ballerina.

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Role Contributor
Presenter Jane Garvey
Performer KT Tunstall
Interviewed Guest Cerrie Burnell
Producer Lucinda Montefiore

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