September 23rd, 2015
Episode 371 of 725 episodes
Singer Nicola Kearey of folk band Stick in the Wheel talks to Jenni about the band's debut album,how they blend traditional songs with contemporary and why she believes women get a raw deal in folk. Plus a live performance of "Champion" from their new album "From Here". The crime writer Lynda La Plante breathes new life into the central character of DCI Jane Tennison from the award winning thriller series Prime Suspect. This time we get an insight into the early years of a young Jane Tennison as she joins the police service as a 22 year old in the early 70's, an era where organised crime is rife on the streets and the police force is dominated by men. Lynda La Plante joins Jenni to talk about why she decided to write the prequel and what it reveals about the complex and formidable character of Jane Tennison. Plus a look at Restorative Justices a system which allows victims of crime to meet or communicate with their offenders. It's being increasingly used in cases of women who have been raped or sexually assaulted. We hear from a woman who was raped about how it's helped her, the Chief Executive Officer of the Restorative Justice Council and a Senior Probation Officer involved in bringing victims and offenders together. Presenter Jenni Murray Producer Beverley Purcell.
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