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Amanda Redman on her latest TV role

August 27th, 2015

Episode 344 of 985 episodes

Amanda Redman talks about her role in The Trials of Jimmy Rose, a three part drama in which she plays Jackie the wife of armed robber , played by Ray Winstone. She talks to Jenni about the real prisoner wives stories that informed her portrayal of Jackie, the lack of roles available for women, particularly after fifty, and running the Artists Theatre School, which she founded in 1995. What should you do if you suspect a friend or family member may be suffering from domestic abuse? A report from Citizen's Advice this morning says that whilst friends and family can play a vital role in encouraging victims to seek specialist help, too many of us are discouraged from doing so because we simply don't know how. We look at a project in South London trying to tackle the levels of isolation and low well being amongst new mums and encourage them to ask for help. Since she was 12 years old, Niamh McKevitt has been the only girl in the whole of England playing boys' football in her age group. Niamh's 16 now and she's written a book - Playing With The Boys - about her experiences in football and how she's fought to have the right to play in boys' teams. And we continue our series on Summer reading looking at the Queens of Crime - today it's the turn of Ngaio Marsh, best known for creating Detective Roderick Alleyn, who features in 32 books. Presented by Jenni Murray Producer Beverley Purcell.

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