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News, interviews, chat and opinion. Including the Phone-in

News, interviews, chat and opinion. Including the Phone-in
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News, interviews, chat and opinion. Including the Phone-in

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English


Episodes

'I was an honour attack victim'

9/3/2014
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WARNING: CONTAINS GRAPHIC DESCRIPTIONS. Victoria speaks to 'honour attack' victim Jageer Kaur, who was beaten and partially blinded by her father-in-law, while her children watched.

Duration:00:28:46

Prisoners' children

7/22/2014
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Prisoners' children share their stories. 'Bethany' was eight when her mother went to prison, while 15 year old 'Jack' has spent his teens with both parents in jail. The charity Person Shaped Support says that if the government doesn't start funding support, more young people will end up offending and suffering from mental health problems. Around 230,000 children in the UK have a parent in jail and a recent study showed that over two thirds of boys with a father in prison go on to offend...

Duration:00:23:21

David Robb: 'Anorexia killed my wife'

7/14/2014
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Downton Abbey actor David Robb talks to Victoria about his wife’s suicide. Briony McRoberts threw herself in front of a train a year ago. She was 56. He talks about his wife’s battle with anorexia and says the condition was responsible for her death.

Duration:00:20:38

Chairing the BBC Trust

6/27/2014
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How many days a week do you need to chair the BBC Trust? Victoria discusses the sudden change of advert for the top job at the corporation with Labour's deputy leader, Harriet Harman, and former BBC chairman, Sir Christopher Bland.

Duration:00:14:05

Sarah's 'criminal justice' diary

6/17/2014
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A first hand account from listener Sarah Butters of how victims of crime can be treated by the criminal justice system. Her brother Paul was killed in a hit and run. Sarah recorded a diary of her experience of endless delays, barristers calling her “irrelevant” and her wheelchair bound mother being told off for having a sip of water in court.

Duration:00:36:09

Multiple siblings in care

6/11/2014
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In the London borough of Hackney, 209 children in care were born to just 49 mothers. Some senior judges say that parents whose children keep on being taken into care should be told to use contraception. Vicotria Derbyshire discusses the problem of multiple siblings going into care with a judge, a social worker and a director of children’s services.

Duration:00:14:58

A tribute: Rachel's battle with alcohol

6/10/2014
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Victoria Derbyshire pays tribute to Rachel, the doctor addicted to alcohol who called into the programme and inspired many others to get treatment. She died in April. Listeners tell Victoria how Rachel’s example helped them on the road to recovery.

Duration:00:49:17

The right to be forgotten

6/3/2014
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Victoria Derbyshire talks to EU vice president Viviane Reding about the 'right to be forgotten' ruling which grants citizens the power to ask search engines to remove material about them that is no longer relevant or accurate. Critics have said it is a form of censorsip, but others insist the law will not “erase history”. Victoria also hears from Bradley, who has asked Google to remove all information about his drink driving conviction.

Duration:00:12:32

Online romance scams

5/28/2014
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In the last year, £18m has been stolen by fraudsters in online romance scams. In our exclusive report, we hear live from a victim who lost £26,000 and from a Nigerian 'scammer' about how he does it.

Duration:00:22:12

Dr All's mountain accident

5/22/2014
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He thought he was dead, but somehow mountaineer Dr John All crawled to safety. He describes to Victoria Derbyshire how he fell into a crevasse in the Himalayas. His arm and ribs were broken and he was bleeding, but from a small ledge he inched his way out over several hours... filming as he did so.

Duration:00:19:14

Interview with Rani Abraham

5/19/2014
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PA Rani Abraham, who leaked sexist emails written by Premier League CEO Richard Scudamore, speaks to Victoria Derbyshire.

Duration:00:22:20

Young carers

5/5/2014
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Under 18s forced to look after their sick parents can suffer lifelong consequences. New research shows young carers are more likely to get sick, miss school and face unemployment. Victoria Derbyshire speaks to families about the findings.

Duration:00:25:22

Inside the Supreme Court

4/30/2014
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Broadcasting live from the Supreme Court for the first time in history, we speak to its president Lord Neuberger. He tells us he is concerned that cuts to legal aid have made it more difficult for poorer people to get access to justice, and that it is clear the system needs to be improved. Lord Neuberger also discusses the lack of diversity among Supreme Court judges, and explains how the European Courts overrule British laws and court rulings far less frequently than people might think.

Duration:01:26:47

Agoraphobia

4/29/2014
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Pat Cooper is 77 and her entire adult life has been blighted by agoraphobia. She hasn't been to her local town Darlington since the 60s and has only managed brief visits to her local corner shop, when supported by her daughter. She's missed holidays, family weddings, Christmas shopping and many other days out. The programme speaks to Pat and her grandson Kevin - and talks to a doctor who says he's angry people like Pat haven't had the treatment they need.

Duration:00:23:13

Revenge porn

4/9/2014
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Victoria Derbyshire speaks to Sarah, a victim of revenge porn. Her ex-boyfriend posted explicit photos of her online and she says she feels like she's been raped 30,000 times - the number of views the photos have generated.

Duration:00:09:28

Rachel's battle with alcohol - Part 2

3/27/2014
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We talk again to 'Rachel', a doctor and recovering alcoholic whose story we've been following for the past three years. She's been telling us how she's returning to work... and you've been telling her the impact she's had on you.

Duration:00:46:49

Forced adoption

3/26/2014
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In an exclusive interview, one mother describes the decision to put her children up for adoption because she 'may' get back with her violent former partner as "cruel", "barbaric" and "completely draconian". The woman, who we're calling 'Lucy' has not seen her ex for almost two years. He is currently serving a prison sentence for raping her and an injunction is in place preventing him from going near her when he's released from prison.

Duration:00:22:57

Caring for Dad

3/25/2014
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Victoria Derbyshire interviews two brothers - Nick and Ben Wright - full-time carers for their father who has young onset dementia. They have made the decision to place him into long-term care.

Duration:00:38:05

Janet Tyler interview

3/19/2014
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In her first and only interview, Janet Tyler, the mother of Sol Campbell's nine-year-old son, pleads with the ex-footballer to start seeing his son regularly. Last week, Campbell told Victoria Derbyshire he hoped to have a relationship with his son Joseph, who he hasn't seen for more than six years. Janet Tyler said she’d do anything to make that happen.

Duration:00:28:52

Hijack hero Bill Hagan

3/16/2014
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Victoria talks to the retired airline pilot who thwarted a hijack attempt mid-air, by wrestling a man and gouging out his eyes, while his co-pilot recovered their aircraft from a steep dive. The attempted hijacking happened on a British Airways London to Nairobi flight in December 2000. There were 398 passengers on board.

Duration:00:15:28