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Kate Beckinsale, Facebook, Catholic priests and marriage, Baroness Scotland

Love and Friendship, Nicola Mendelsohn, Facebook Europe VP, Baroness Patricia Scotland, secretary-general of the Commonwealth, and being married to a Catholic priest.

Kate Beckinsale joins Jenni to talk about her new period drama 'Love and Friendship' which is based on Jane Austen's novella 'Lady Susan'. She plays the deliciously scheming and manipulative widow, Lady Susan Vernon, who visits her in-laws to wait out the colourful rumours about her flirtations circulating through polite society.

Nicola Mendelsohn is Facebook's most senior employee outside the US and the figurehead of a new campaign which aims to give more UK women the practical support they need to start a business. Nicola talks about her career, the inner workings of Facebook and why 1 in 10 women in the UK want to start a business but don't.

In the fourth link of the series 'The Chain' Jane Garvey talks to Baroness Patricia Scotland, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth. She was nominated by Chief Crown Prosecutor Grace Ononiwu. Baroness Scotland and Grace worked together to tackle the issue of domestic violence when Baroness Scotland was Attorney General.

There are approximately 130 married Catholic priests in the UK who were once Anglicans. We hear from the wife of one who is concerned at how ill-equipped the church is to deal with families when the majority of their clergy are single men. Caroline Farrow and Father Alexander Lucie-Smith join Jenni.

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58 minutes

Chapters

  • Facebook

    Nicola Mendelsohn explains why 1 in 10 women in the UK want to start a business but don't

    Duration: 09:58

  • The Chain: Baroness Scotland

    Jane Garvey talks to Baroness Patricia Scotland, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth.

    Duration: 14:10

  • Kate Beckinsale

    Kate Beckinsale talks about her new period drama 'Love and Friendship'

    Duration: 09:31

  • Catholic priests and marriage

    Caroline Farrow and Father Alexander Lucie-Smith talk family within the Catholic church

    Duration: 08:25

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Role Contributor
Presenter Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest Kate Beckinsale
Interviewed Guest Nicola Mendelsohn
Interviewed Guest Caroline Farrow
Interviewed Guest Alexander Lucie-Smith
Interviewed Guest Patricia Scotland
Interviewed Guest Jane Garvey

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