September 15th, 2016
Episode 688 of 927 episodes
The Archers: we discuss child arrangement hearings that involve domestic violence. What are the possible outcomes for children like Henry and Jack? We're joined by family solicitor Elspeth Thompson from David Grace Solicitors in Newcastle and Polly Neate, Chief Executive of Women's Aid. Three listeners tell us how they've managed to find a dream job after 50. In France three women are under formal investigation over an alleged foiled attack in Paris. It has been reported in the press that British convert Sally Jones is training Jihadi women to attack the West. What do we know about women's involvement in terrorism, particularly the so called Islamic State? Jenni is joined by the BBC's security correspondent Frank Gardner and Dr Katherine Brown, Lecturer in Islamic Studies at the University of Birmingham. You might not need them yet, but as the nights draw in (and they will) how do you decide which box sets to indulge in? Who gets to choose in your house? Take it in turns? Is it ever worth a compromise? We'll be discussing the domestic politics of box sets with journalist Stuart Heritage and novelist Jenny Colgan.
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