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Talking about miscarriage, Miranda Richardson, Leaving care

Nikki Bedi looks at miscarriage. Plus Miranda Richardson on May We Be Forgiven by AM Homes. And what are the challenges facing young people leaving children's homes?

Around one in five pregnancies end in miscarriage but it's a subject that people often struggle to talk about openly. Lisa Francesca Nand and David Kirk break the silence in a documentary 'First Heartbeat' which they made about their personal journey trying for a family and the miscarriages they experienced along the way.

Miranda Richardson was Chair of Judges in 2013 for the Women's Prize for Fiction which was awarded to May We Be Forgiven by A M Homes. Is it in line for winner of the Best of the Best?

Young people in residential care homes in the UK are expected to live independently from the age of 18. In the first of two special features for National Care Leavers Week Jo Morris speaks to Natalie a young woman who is preparing to leave the children's home where she has lived since the age of 14. Martin Crewe, Children's Services Director for Barnardos describes the challenges facing young people like Natalie.

Presenter: Nikki Bedi
Producer: Caroline Donne.

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58 minutes



  • Miscarriage

    Lisa Francesca Nand and David Kirk document and share their experience

    Duration: 09:46

  • Miranda Richardson - Best of the Best

    2013's Chair of Judge's discusses' A M Homes' May We Be Forgiven

    Duration: 08:43

  • Care Leavers

    17-year-old Natalie shares her experience of leaving care

    Duration: 19:10

NHS - What Happens After a Miscarriage

The Miscarriage Association

A charity which provides support for those affected by the loss of a baby during pregnancy.

Cruse Bereavment Care

A charity for people dealing with bereavment.

The Care Leavers' Association - National Care Leavers' Week

A foundation providing support to care leavers.



Role Contributor
Presenter Nikki Bedi
Interviewed Guest Lisa Francesca Nand
Interviewed Guest David Kirk
Interviewed Guest Miranda Richardson
Interviewed Guest Martin Crewe
Producer Caroline Donne


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