January 13th, 2015
Episode 116 of 797 episodes
Jane Garvey explores freedom of expression and the ban of the face veil in France with Myriam Francois-Cerrah and Tehmina Kazi; Kate Gross died of cancer on Christmas morning, leaving five-year-old twin boys. Her mother, Jean, talks about Kate and her book, Late Fragments; Composer Debbie Wiseman talks about the score she has written for the highly anticipated adaptation of Wolf Hall, based on Hilary Mantel's novels. A new EU ruling means that parents in Britain will be able to request up to 18 weeks of unpaid leave until their child's 18th birthday. So are teen years a time when parental support is needed more? And how understanding are workplaces of requests for leave or flexible working from parents of older children?