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Family Drug and Alcohol Courts, Sandi Toksvig, Allison Schroeder

The future of Family Drug and Alcohol Courts in the UK. Sandi Toksvig on her play, getting older and family life. And Allison Schroeder on her new film, Hidden Figures.

We discuss the future of Family Drug and Alcohol Courts in the UK. They try and find solutions for parents who have addictions and are at risk of losing their children. But despite some success it seems funding for the scheme is under threat. Jane is joined by Sophie Kershaw, Co-Director of the Family Drug and Alcohol National Unit, and Rosie, a mother who's managed to keep her third child with her because of these courts, despite losing two already.

We speak to Allison Schroeder, screenwriter of Hidden Figures. It's a new film about a trio of African-American women who did the maths behind a voyage around the earth in the early days of the Space Race. She talks about this unknown and inspirational story, as well as her own personal connections to NASA.

TV and radio all-rounder, Sandi Toksvig, talks to Jane about her new play called Silver Lining, as well as family life, her plans for when she's older and making the world a fairer and more equal place for women.

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58 minutes


  • Russia and Domestic Violence

    Duration: 10:29

  • Sandi Toksvig

    Duration: 11:02

  • Family Drug and Alcohol Courts Under Threat

    Duration: 13:17

  • Hidden Figures

    Duration: 07:42


Role Contributor
Presenter Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest Sophie Kershaw
Interviewed Guest Rosie
Interviewed Guest Allison Schroeder
Interviewed Guest Sandi Toksvig


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