February 6th, 2016
Episode 489 of 860 episodes
How to enjoy a healthy sex life with your partner, husband or wife when you've been with them for a long time Rowan Pelling sex columnist, former editor of The Erotic Review and Clare Prendergast sex therapist, Relate counsellor discuss. Robert Schumann's last orchestral composition, the Violin Concerto in D Minor,was almost unheard of for 80 years after the composers' death. Marin Alsop and writer Jessica Duchen talked about the women who championed it. Claire Skinner best known for her role in Outnumbered talks about her new stage play Rabbit Hole about a mother trying to recover from the death of her four year old son. The joys and pitfalls of making mum friends when you first become a parent ? Should the government be offering advice? We talk to lecturer and mum of two Dr Jennie Bristow and Anne-Marie O'Leary, Editor in Chief of Netmums. The award winning author Helen Dunmore on her new novel Exposure set in 1960's London during the Cold War. Plus a look at two novels that centre on divorce . What can we learn from them ? Julia Forster and family lawyer and mediator Mary Banham Hall. And live music from the Grammy Award winning Bonnie Raitt Presented by Jenni Murray Produced by Rabeka Nurmahomed Editor: Beverley Purcell.