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ES Devlin, Early onset dementia, Nujeen Mustafa, The white shirt

Set designer ES Devlin who created a giant tongue for Miley Cyrus to slide down on tour. Having a partner with early onset dementia. Nujeen Mustafa. Fashion staple: white shirt.

The set designer Es Devlin has worked for Beyonce, Adele, Lady Gaga and Jay Z and created a giant tongue for Miley Cyrus. She also helped to create the sets at the Olympic ceremonies in London 2012 and Rio 2016. She talks about her first solo installation 'Mirror Maze'.

Seventeen year old Syrian Nujeen Mustafa's story first came to the world's attention last year when the BBC correspondent Fergal Keane interviewed her as she was trying to cross from Serbia into Hungary. Nujeen has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair. She had no formal education in Syria but taught herself English by watching television. Now living in Germany, she's published her story 'Nujeen'.

Chris Graham, a former British Army soldier was diagnosed at the age of 38 with a rare form of Alzheimer's disease that had already killed his father in his forties and put his brother in a nursing home aged 43. Chris has written a memoir 'Five Minutes Amazing'. He and his wife Vicky discuss the impact of the diagnosis on their relationship.

Fashion historian Amber Butchart joins us during London Fashion Week to talk about fashion staples. Today Amber and Pandora Sykes, fashion features editor at the Sunday Times style section, discuss the white shirt.

Presenter: Jenni Murray
Producer: Dianne McGregor.

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54 minutes


  • Es Devlin

    The set designer for Beyonce and Adele on her first solo installation, Mirror Maze

    Duration: 09:35

  • Nujeen Mustafa

    Seventeen year old wheelchair user on her journey from Syria to Germany

    Duration: 09:10

  • Five Fashion Staples

    We look at five items that all women need in their wardrobes. Today, the white shirt

    Duration: 08:48

  • Women in One

    Abigail Hollick accosts strangers in the street and asks about their lives

    Duration: 01:20

  • Five Minutes of Amazing

    Chris and Vicky Graham discuss how his Alzheimer's diagnosis impacted their relationship

    Duration: 08:10


Role Contributor
Interviewed Guest Es Devlin
Interviewed Guest Nujeen Mustafa
Interviewed Guest Chris Graham
Interviewed Guest Vicky Graham
Interviewed Guest Amber Butchart
Interviewed Guest Pandora Sykes
Presenter Jenni Murray
Producer Dianne McGregor


  • Wed 21 Sep 2016 10:00

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