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Writer Diana Gabaldon

Writer Diana Gabaldon discusses the adaption of her Outlander series for TV, and 16-year-old Marley talks about why she doesn't see herself as defined by gender. With Jenni Murray.

Diana Gabaldon Outlander series of books have sold over twenty six million copies worldwide and are published in 23 languages. There are currently eight titles in the series of what she calls her 'Big Enormous Books that have no discernible genre' as well as spin off titles. . Now they've been adapted for TV and Outlander will be available on Amazon Prime Instant Video later this month.

In the run up to the General Election what impact is the current debate about immigration having on BAME (black, asian minority ethnic) women?

Teenage years can be tough, exam stress, arguments with friends, growing pains and of course wanting more independence. But add to that feeling you just don't fit the skin you're in. Born a girl - 16 year old year Marley doesn't see herself as defined by gender. As part of year's BBC News School Report, she tells us her story.

Sister Rosetta Tharpe first made her name in the 1920s singing gospel music as did so many great interpreters of blues and soul. To celebrate what would have been her 100th birthday another chance to hear from Gill and Gary Atkinson, the husband and wife team behind Document Records who featured her in compilations of their work.

Presented by Jenni Murray
Producer Beverley Purcell.

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58 minutes

Chapters

  • Immigration Debate

    Duration: 09:54

  • BBC School Report

    Duration: 09:09

  • Writer Diana Gabaldon

    Duration: 13:34

  • Sister Rosetta Tharpe

    Duration: 08:56

Immigration Debate

In a poll carried out by TNS on behalf of the programme to indicate how voters feel ahead of the General Election immigration came fourth, behind the NHS, housing and caring for your family. What impact is the current debate about immigration having on BAME (Black, Asian Minority Ethnic) women? Jenni talks to Pragna Patel from Southall Black Sisters and Alina Rzepnikowska, who’s lived here for over a decade and is originally from Poland, about how they’re feeling about the rhetoric surrounding immigration.

Click here to read key findings from research about Home Office immigration campaigns.

BBC School Report

Teenage years can be tough, exam stress, arguments with friends, growing pains and of course wanting more independence. But add to that feeling you just don't fit the skin you're in. Born a girl, this 16 year old year doesn't see herself as defined by gender. Describing herself as non binary - a term used by some who feel they don't identify with being either male or female, Marley, who's taking part in this year's BBC News School Report, tells us her story.

Diana Gabaldon - Outlander

Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series of books have sold over twenty six million copies worldwide and are published in 23 languages. There are currently eight titles in the series of what she calls her ‘Big Enormous Books that have no discernable genre’ as well as spin off titles. The books follow the story of Claire, a nurse from World War II who accidentally moves through time to find herself in highland Scotland just before the Jacobite Rising. Now they’ve been adapted for TV and Outlander will be available on Amazon Prime Instant Video from March 26th.

Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Sister Rosetta Tharpe first made her name in the 1920s singing gospel music as did so many great interpreters of blues and soul.  To celebrate what would have been her 100th birthday (Friday 20th March) another chance to hear from Gill and Gary Atkinson, the husband and wife team behind Document Records who featured her in compilations of their work.

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Presenter Jenni Murray
Producer Beverley Purcell
Interviewed Guest Diana Gabaldon
Interviewed Guest Pragna Patel
Interviewed Guest Alina Rzepnikowska

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