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Annie Nightingale, Jenny Valentine, Sadia Azmat

Annie Nightingale on her 45 year career as a DJ at Radio 1. Stand up comedian Sadia Azmat. Author Jenny Valentine on her new book Fire Colour One.

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54 minutes


  • Annie Nightingale

    Duration: 21:22

  • Sadio Asmat

    Duration: 06:30

  • Carers

    Duration: 02:24

  • Jenny Valentine

    Duration: 07:17

Annie Nightingale

You can hear Annie Nightingale on Radio1 and 1Xtra on Tuesday nights (Wednesday mornings) at 1am till 4am, and you can listen any time on the Radio 1 website.

Radio 2 will broadcast a two part documentary series 'On Air with Annie Nightingale' about Annie's life in music at 10pm on July 15th a

nd July 22nd.

Annie Nightingale’s new compilation, Masterpiece, is a celebration of 50 years in the music business and is out 17 July on Ministry of Sound.

Sadia Azmat

Sadia Azmat is a stand-up comedian who deals with race and religion, and growing up in London as a young British Muslim. Her most recent show ‘I am not Malala’ looks at Malala Yousafzai’s reception by Western media. She recently performed at the BBC Big Comedy Night in Birmingham as part of a special series marking Ramadan.  Sadia joins Jane to talk about her comedy, and the response she’s had since bringing her experiences to stand-up.

Fire Colour On by Jenny Valentine

Four years ago author Jenny Valentine was diagnosed with breast cancer.  She went with her husband to break the news to her parents - and learnt that her father had been diagnosed with cancer too, and his was terminal. Jenny's father died in 2012.  This month, Jenny  published her latest novel "Fire Colour One," including a character, Ernest, loosely based on her dad.  Jenny joins the programme to talk about how a family copes when two members are ill at the same time, why someone dying is not an obstacle to getting to know them, and how she thinks the topic of death should be tackled in young adult fiction.

Hear Jenny Valentine reading from Fire Colour Onevice from Cancer Research on coping with grief

NHS advice for coping with bereavement

Talking to children about dying

Working Women - Carers

Another instalment in our series of features about working women. Emma Barnett retraces the journey that suffragette Sylvia Pankhurst made in 1907, when she toured factories farms and pit heads looking at the working lives of ordinary women. In 21st century Britain Emma has met some very impressive women; Women like Barbara Piper, who's worked as a carer at orchard court In Lingfield, in Surrey.


Role Contributor
Presenter Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest Annie Nightingale
Interviewed Guest Sadia Azmat
Interviewed Guest Jenny Valentine
Producer Eleanor Garland


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