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Requiem, Children gambling, Enjoying winter

Lydia Wilson on her role in new BBC thriller Requiem. A look at children's gambling. Plus making the most of the winter months. Presented by Jane Garvey.

Lydia Wilson on her latest role as Matilda in the new BBC thriller series - Requiem. Known for roles in Black Mirror, Star Trek: Beyond and on the West End stage she tells us the importance to her of putting women front and centre of drama.

12% of children aged 11-15 gambled in the last week according to Heather Wardle, assistant professor at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Head of the Gambling and Place Research Hub at data consultancy Geofutures. She says this makes gambling a more common risky behaviour for children than smoking or drinking. She joins Jane to talk about how children are getting drawn in, how they are funding their habits, how parents can spot hidden gambling such as skin-betting and what parents can do to support their children.

How to cheer up the mid-winter blues... Emma Mitchell has written 'Making Winter': a creative guide for surviving the winter months. She tells us bout her Seasonal Affective Disorder, and how being in nature and making crafts helps her mental health.

Presented by Jane Garvey
Produced by Jane Thurlow.

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54 minutes


  • Kids and Gambling

    Duration: 11:07

  • Lydia Wilson

    Duration: 07:00

  • Night Hunting in Bhutan

    Duration: 11:05

  • Making Winter: A Creative Guide for Surviving the Winter Months

    Duration: 08:36


Role Contributor
Presenter Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest Lydia Wilson
Interviewed Guest Heather Wardle
Interviewed Guest Emma Mitchell
Producer Jane Thurlow


  • Wed 31 Jan 2018 10:00

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