Yasmine Hamdan; Women's Tennis; Lorna Wing; Belle; One child families

Yasmine Hamdan sings live and talks about her reaction to being described as 'The Bedouin Lady Gaga' by Rolling Stone Magazine. Dr Judith Gould reflects on the life and work ofDr Lorna Wing, who pioneered modern approaches for people with autism and who died last week. Belle, is a film of the life of a mixed race girl who was brought up in aristocratic society in the 18th Century, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, who plays Belle, and historian James Walvin discuss. Annabel Croft and Laura Williamson look at what's next for women's tennis following the appointment of Amelie Mauresmo as Andy Murray's coach. Why are the number of one child families rising in the UK. Jane Garvey presents.

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Women and Tennis

Britain’s Number One female tennis player says that the appointment of Amelie Mauresmo as Andy Murray’s coach is a boost to the woman’s game.  As the grass court season gets underway in the UK  we look at the current state of the women’s game with British Number One Annabel Croft and Laura Williamson, a sports writer for the Daily Mail. Who are the new stars of the women’s game and could this be a real breakthrough year for Britain’s Heather Watson?

LTA British Tennis

Lorna Wing

Dr Lorna Wing, the first person to use the term “Asperger’s Syndrome”, died on Friday aged 85.  Lorna was spurred to co-found the National Autistic Society in 1962 by her daughter Susan’s autism and she began to investigate the work of Hans Asperger who, in 1944, had studied and described children in his Austrian practice who lacked non-verbal communication skills.  In 1981 Lorna published the paper “Asperger’s Syndrome: A Clinical Account”, which popularised the diagnosis.  Jane speaks to Lorna’s colleague Judith Gould.

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Why is the number of one child families in the UK growing?

The number of one-child families in the UK has increased. Jill Rutter from the Family and Childcare Trust explores the social, political and economic factors which are shaping our families.

Yasmine Hamdan

Hailed as an icon of underground music across the Arab world, and described by Rolling Stone magazine as ‘The Bedouin Lady Gaga’, Lebanese born Yasmine Hamdan’s music is an elegant blend of Middle Eastern soul and electro folk pop rhythms. She will be live on the programme to sing ‘Samar’ from her new album Ya Nass, and to speak about her musical inspirations, which range from PJ Harvey to the legendary Syrian vocalist Asmahan.

Belle - Mixed Raced Women in the 18th Century

Belle, which opens on Friday, is a film about an illegitimate mixed-race woman who is brought up in an aristocratic family in 18th Century Britain.  It is based on the true story of a childless aristocrat’s decision to adopt his great-niece, Elizabeth Dido Lindsay, whose mother was a slave. Joining Jane to discuss are Gugu Mbatha Raw, who plays the title role, and historian James Walvin.


Role Contributor
PresenterJane Garvey
ProducerEleanor Garland
Interviewed GuestAnnabel Croft
Interviewed GuestLaura Williamson
Interviewed GuestJudith Gould
Interviewed GuestYasmine Hamdan
Interviewed GuestJill Rutter
Interviewed GuestGugu Mbatha-Raw
Interviewed GuestJames Walvin

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