December 26th, 2015
Episode 451 of 920 episodes
Highlights of our Radio 4 Christmas Day Party. Plus Dr Anna Whale, a lecturer in psychology and memory explores why Christmas is a time that lends itself to enduring memories. Daisy-May Hudson, her mother Beverley, and her sister Bronte, talk about being homeless. Retired Brigadier Nicky Moffat shares her thoughts on whether now is the right time to open up ground combat roles to women. Hygge is the Danish concept of cosiness. Helen Russell, British author of 'The Year of Living Danishly' and Susanne Nilsson, a Danish teacher at Morley College who teaches hygge in her lessons talk about the concept and why we Brits need to have more hygge in our lives. As Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie opens, we ask; Who is the the real star of Peanuts? Not soppy Charlie Brown but feisty funny Lucy Van Pelt, who's the subject of a new pocket book called How To Be a Grrrl. Journalist and fan Hadley Freeman and writer Jenny Colgan sing her praises. And we follow 2013 X Factor winner Sam Bailey as she gets ready to make her pantomime debut. Presented by Jane Garvey Producer: Sophie Powling.
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