April 9th, 2016
Episode 548 of 860 episodes
The poet Jean 'Binta' Breeze - described as the first woman to write and perform dub poetry - talks about her new collection 'The Verandah Poems'. Angela Rippon tells us what it's like to celebrate 50 years in British broadcasting and discusses her new two part television series How to Stay Young. We hear reaction from Polly Neate of Women's Aid to the continuing Archers story line involving Helen and Rob and his controlling behaviour. We discuss the case of the teenage girls who murdered Angela Wrightson and the issues it raises. The American reporter Joanna Connors was 30 years old when she was raped at knife point by a stranger. tells us why, twenty years after the assault she decided to find her attacker and learn more about him. The Scottish singer Shirley Manson the outspoken, flame-haired lead singer of the alternative rock band Garbage, kicks off our second series of The Chain. We cook the perfect Chapli Beef Kebab with the Pakistani food writer Sumayya Usmani. And the history of cake. Presented by Jane Garvey Producer Rabeka Nurmahomed Editor Beverley Purcell.