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Kids and domestic abuse, Elena Ferrante, Sex after hip ops, Kim Barker, Record Store Day 2016

Children who grow up with violent parents, the Elena Ferrante phenomenon, how hip arthritis affects sexual function, and Kim Barker on Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot. With Jenni Murray.

The effects of domestic abuse and controlling relationships on children. What support is there for those who grow up with violence at home? Joanna Sharpen, youth worker for the charity AVA - Against Violence and Abuse - talks to Jenni.

Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan Novels tell of a complex female friendship over a lifetime. The Story of the Lost Child is the final book in the series that begins in 1950s Naples and has been shortlisted for the Man Booker International prize. Guardian columnist Deborah Orr and Joanna Biggs of the London Review of Books discuss the enigmatic author's appeal to women.

Hip arthritis can make sex painful but there is little information for sufferers either before or after surgery. Orthopaedic Consultant Jeremy Latham at Spire Southampton Hospital and Victoria Frosdick, Physiotherapist at the Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth, London join Jenni to discuss how evidence-based advice is needed to help patients having hip replacements.

New York Times journalist, Kim Barker, first went to Afghanistan to fill in for the Chicago Tribune in 2002 and fell in love with the country. She took the job of South Asia bureau chief for five years. Next week, a comedy, Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot, is released in the UK starring Tina Fey as Kim based on her memoirs of that time.

BBC Music has partnered with the Annual Record Store Day 2016 which promotes live performances and special edition vinyls in local independent stores. Stevie Freeman, co-owner of The Union Music Store in Brighton and Noreen McShane, manager of Rough Trade East, London discuss breaking away from the stereotype that they are geeky, male dominated spaces.

Presenter: Jenni Murray.

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58 minutes


  • Kids and Domestic Abuse

    How are children affected when one of their parents/carers is in an abusive relationship?

    Duration: 07:17

  • Elena Ferrante

    Deborah Orr and Joanna Biggs discuss the enigmatic author's popularity & appeal to women.

    Duration: 10:09

  • Hip Arthritis and Sex Lives

    What information and advice is out there for sufferers before and after surgery?

    Duration: 07:35

  • Kim Barker

    The New York Times journalist on her job of South Asia bureau chief for five years.

    Duration: 09:50

  • Women In Record Shops

    We discuss breaking away from the stereotype that they are geeky, male dominated spaces.

    Duration: 06:37

Children and Domestic Violence

The BBC Advice Support lines are available 24 hrs a day and free on most landlines.

Domestic Abuse: 0800 888 809
Emotional Distress: 0800 066 066



Role Contributor
Presenter Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest Deborah Orr
Interviewed Guest Joanna Biggs
Interviewed Guest Jeremy Latham
Interviewed Guest Victoria Frosdick
Interviewed Guest Kim Barker
Interviewed Guest Stevie Freeman
Interviewed Guest Noreen McShane
Interviewed Guest Joanna Sharpen


  • Fri 15 Apr 2016 10:00

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