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Milly Dowler, Female cricket umpires, Dealing with discipline

Milly Dowler's sister Gemma and mum Sally join Jane to talk about the past and the future. Sue Redfern on playing and now umpiring cricket. Tips for getting kids to do as you say.

Fifteen years ago, Milly Dowler, aged 13, was abducted and murdered in Surrey, on her way back from school. Levi Bellfield, who lived close to the Dowler family, was eventually convicted of raping her and killing her. He was responsible for the deaths of other young women too. If that wasn't enough for the family, Milly's phone was hacked by newspaper journalists at a crucial point in the police investigation, giving her parents false hope that she was still alive. It led to Sally and Bob Dowler giving evidence to the Leveson Inquiry, and eventually being compensated by the News Of The World owner, Rupert Murdoch. Now Milly's older sister, Gemma, has written a book about the experience, and she joins Jane in the Woman's Hour studio, together with her mum, Sally.

The Women's Cricket World Cup is underway as eight countries battle it out to take the sport's top title. We talk to Sue Redfern, the former England player who has now made history in becoming the first woman to both play and umpire at a world cup. We discuss her cricketing career, transition into umpiring and her hopes for the future of the women's game.

Cajoling, bribes, threats, naughty step, plain talking - how do you get your children to do what you want? Jane is joined by the Guardian columnist Tim Dowling, father of 3 grown-up boys and Kathryn Mewes star of the Three Day Nanny on Channel Four who helps restore peace and calm to households in distress.

Presenter Jane Garvey
Producer Erin Riley.

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45 minutes


  • Gemma Dowler

    Duration: 23:30

  • Cricket

    Duration: 08:03

  • Parenting: How To Get Children To Do What You Want

    Duration: 10:13


Role Contributor
Presenter Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest Gemma Dowler
Interviewed Guest Sally Dowler
Interviewed Guest Sue Redfern
Interviewed Guest Kathryn Mewes
Interviewed Guest Tim Dowling
Producer Erin Riley


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