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Gina McKee, Home education, Grieving an ex, Leaving care

Gina McKee on playing Anne in 'The Mother', plus explaining home education, Laura Marcus on the pain of losing a past love and the role of independent visitors in the care system.

Actor Gina McKee talks about playing Anne, a woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown in Florian Zeller's play 'The Mother'.

How can we best safeguard children who are home educated? Jenni is joined by Helen Lees, lecturer in Education and Multi-Professional Practice at Newman University and Amy Shaw who home educates four of her five children.

Why can it be so difficult to accept and move on when an ex lover dies? Helen Butlin, Helpline Manager at Cruse Bereavement Care and Laura Marcus discuss the impact of losing former loved ones.

Chloe has been in care since she was aged five. She is now 17 and planning to leave foster care after her 18th birthday. Helping her prepare is Narin, her Independent Visitor. Chloe and Narin talk to Jo Morris about the role of independent visitors.

Presenter: Jenni Murray.

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58 minutes


  • Gina McKee

    The actor talks about playing a woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown in 'The Mother'

    Duration: 08:46

  • Leaving care

    Chloe talks about leaving care with her Independent Visitor Narin

    Duration: 10:24

  • Women in One - Divorce

    Abigail Hollick talks to a woman in Liverpool about her divorce

    Duration: 02:53

  • Grieving for an ex

    Helen Butlin and Laura Marcus discuss the impact of losing former loved ones

    Duration: 10:04

  • Protecting home educated children

    Helen Lees and Amy Shaw talk about how best to safeguard children who are home educated

    Duration: 10:08

Cruse Bereavement Care

A charity for people dealing with bereavement.

NHS - Coping with bereavement

NHS advice for people coping with bereavment.

Leaving Care

The Care Leavers' Association - A foundation providing support to care leavers.


Role Contributor
Presenter Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest Gina McKee
Interviewed Guest Laura Marcus
Interviewed Guest Helen Lees
Interviewed Guest Amy Shaw
Interviewed Guest Helen Butlin
Interviewed Guest Chloe
Interviewed Guest Narin
Interviewed Guest Jo Morris


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