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Gilmore Girls, Lynne Truss, Student loans, Football

Gilmore Girls return; Lynne Truss' new novel about talking cats; Women watching football; How much should parents contribute to the costs of their student children?

Lynne Truss, the best-selling author of 'Eats, Shoots and Leaves' and 'A Cat Out of Hell', joins Jenni to discuss her new novel 'The Lunar Cats'. It is the story of Alec Charlesworth, a retired librarian, and a group of 18th Century amateur scientists who happen to be talking cats.

How many women are there at football matches? Jenni speaks to female fans and season ticket holders Kristine (Grimsby Town FC Supporter), Lydia (Everton FC Supporter) and Amy (Albion Rovers FC) about their experience of going to home and away games.

Netflix is releasing four new episodes of the hit US TV series Gilmore Girls, 16 years after it was first created. The show followed single mother, Lorelai Gilmore, and her 16 year old daughter, Rory, who were more like best friends than mother and daughter. It is often described as one of the first feminist comedy series. Jenni speaks to Lauren Graham, who plays Lorelai, and Alexis Bledel who plays Rory.
Jenni talks to parents who are figuring out their role in providing for their children.

On Saturday the NUS will hold a national Demonstration. They'll be marching in central London under the banner of United for Education and alongside them will be a newly formed group, Parents Against Student Debt. How much does the government expect parents to contribute to the costs of their student children? We hear from parents Estelle and Liz and Sean Coughlan, BBC Education correspondent.

Presenter: Jenni Murray
Producer: Rebecca Myatt.

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Role Contributor
Presenter Jenni Murray
Producer Rebecca Myatt
Interviewed Guest Lynne Truss
Interviewed Guest Lauren Graham
Interviewed Guest Alexis Bledel
Interviewed Guest Sean Coughlan


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