Woman's Hour

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All at sea, Child murderers, Aintree, Marta Benson, Singin' in the Rain

April 8th, 2016

Episode 546 of 985 episodes

Journalist Decca Aitkenhead's partner drowned in 2014 while rescuing their son from a riptide. Last year Decca discovered that she had breast cancer. She talks to Jenni about her grief and life after tragedy, subjects explored in her book All at Sea. Dr Elizabeth Yardley, Associate Professor of Criminology at Birmingham City University and Gillian Mezey, Professor of Forensic Psychiatry at St Georges University Hospital, London discuss children who kill and the sentencing of the teenage girls who murdered Angela Wrightson. Rose Paterson, Chair of Aintree Racecourse on running the 2016 Grand National and the business of horseracing. The final link of Woman's Hour series 'The Chain' is US retail star Marta Benson. Marta has more than 25-years experience in trade and is now Executive Vice President of American company Williams Sonoma Inc which sells products for the home. From the Woman's Hour Archive Collection, an interview Jenni Murray did in 1995 with actor Debbie Reynolds who starred in the 1952 film Singin' in the Rain. Debbie had no confidence in her ability to sing and dance, so how did she learn to do it so well? Presenter: Jenni Murray.

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