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Children of black American GIs, Going on holiday with mum, Salome at the National Theatre

Children of black American GI's. Yael Farber discusses her play Salome, a radical revision of the biblical tale. Women voters in Sunderland. And going on holiday with mum.

Carole Travers from Poole in Dorset is one of a number of mixed heritage children born to African-American fathers who were stationed in the UK during World War II. With their husbands away fighting the war, some women had relationships and children with them. Fiona Clampin talks to Carole who's been trying to trace her father the whole of her adult life, and to John who is still deeply affected by his early experiences.

With the Election looming, we're in Sunderland talking to some women about the issue that most concern them. The South African playwright and theatre director Yael Farber discusses her new play Salome, at The National Theatre, a radical revision of the biblical tale. And the joys and pitfalls of going on holiday with your mum no matter what age you are.

Presenter Jenni Murray
Producer Beverley Purcell.

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45 minutes



  • Election - Sunderland

    Duration: 14:13

  • Children of black American GIs

    Duration: 10:31

  • Salome at the National Theatre

    Duration: 10:14

  • Going on holiday with mum

    Duration: 07:29

Mother-Daughter Holidays

Women and The General Election


Role Contributor
Interviewed Guest Gena Mour Barrett
Interviewed Guest Kate Lee
Interviewed Guest Yael Farber
Presenter Jenni Murray
Producer Beverley Purcell


  • Fri 19 May 2017 10:00

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