October 6th, 2016
Episode 709 of 825 episodes
Anne Robinson - no stranger to the struggles of being a parent, and author of Memoirs Of An Unfit Mother - discusses her new BBC1 programme, in which she enters the lives of British families to find out about different styles of modern parenting. The chef Monica Galetti joins us to prepare artichoke, fennel and lemon salad, and to demonstrate her mastery of the essential skills that have made her such an exacting judge on MasterChef The Professionals. Author Sarah Perry talks about the richly imagined world of her gothic novel The Essex Serpent and the true story that inspired it. And funding for women's football. West Ham are to take direct control over its women's side after the chairman complained players were discriminated against by being denied new kit. Katie Gornall, BBC Sports Correspondent, joins Jenni to discuss the funding of female teams. BBC School report is the scheme that any school, anywhere in the country, can join to get training and mentoring in how to make and write the news. Cirencester Deer Park School joined in School Report last year. Hear their report about a scheme to help reluctant readers and children who are struggling to concentrate by introducing a dog to the classroom.