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Angela Rippon, Northern Ireland Abortion, Women Fire Control Operators

Angela Rippon on ageing well, abortion in Northern Ireland, philanthropist Maggie Doyne, women fire control operators and how to cook the perfect chapli beef kebab.

Angela Rippon, who celebrates fifty years in broadcasting this year, tells Jenni about her new television series on How To Stay Young.
As a twenty one year old woman is given a three-month jail sentence, suspended for two years, after admitting procuring her own abortion Jenni hears from Clare Murphy from the British Pregnancy Advisory Service. How different are the abortion laws in Northern Ireland and England?
The Chain - philanthropist Maggie Doyne nominated by Cheryl Strayed, describes how she founded an orphanage in Nepal while she was still in her teens. She recently won the CNN Hero of the Year Award and is now legal guardian to fifty one children.
In 2000 Fire Control Operator Sam Pendlebury received an emergency call from a woman trapped in a building. That event inspired this years BAFTA-winning short film The Operator. Sam joins Jenni along with Sasha Hitchins from the Fire Brigade Union to talk about the work of Fire Control Operators who are mainly women.
Cook The Perfect - Sumayya Usmani cooks Chapli Beef Kebab with Pomegranate Chutney and describes the childhood memories of Pakistan and her mothers cooking that inspired her.

Presented by Jenni Murray
Produced by Caroline Donne.

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41 minutes

Chapters

  • Northern Ireland Abortion

    Clare Murphy from the British Pregnancy Advisory Service on abortion laws in the UK.

    Duration: 03:50

  • Angela Rippon

    She discusses her new television series on How To Stay Young.

    Duration: 10:10

  • The Chain - Maggie Doyne

    she founded an orphanage in Nepal while she was still in her teens.

    Duration: 07:43

  • Women Fire Control Operators

    Sam Pendlebury & Sasha Hitchins from the Fire Brigade Union on Fire Control Operators.

    Duration: 09:15

  • Cook the Perfect - Chapli Beef Kebab

    Lawyer turned Pakistani food writer Sumayya Usmani cooks us a kebab.

    Duration: 06:17

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Jenni Murray
Producer Caroline Donne
Interviewed Guest Angela Rippon
Interviewed Guest Clare Murphy
Interviewed Guest Maggie Doyne
Interviewed Guest Sam Pendlebury
Interviewed Guest Sasha Hitchins
Interviewed Guest Sumayya Usmani

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