Grace Dent’s Guide to Growing Up a Girl
Messy bedrooms, friendship bracelets, brownie guides and a Grease sing-along. Grace Dent is ‘in’ to champion girls on the radio because she’s “not going out dressed like that.” Memories flood back as she returns to inhabit the childhood bedroom–in-her-head, with a selection of listening that celebrate growing up a girl. Over three hours, Grace stomps about with Pippi Longstocking in The Strongest Girl in The World, escapes into the 1950’s world of girls’ comics with 43 Years in The Third Form featuring Rosanna: Schoolgirl of Mystery, and Angela: The Air Hostess! Decades later, Grace also discovers: What Is It About Judy Blume?
They're called co-working spaces. Open space, rent-a-workstation complexes for young sole traders, often in beautiful "recovered" buildings in the UK and round the world. And there's one opening near you, offering new entrepreneurs hope at a difficult time. They nurture technological, artistic, creative, charitable socially enterprising and often surprising ventures. A new, optimistic beginning for the world of business and work? We visit spaces in London, Wales and Berlin to find out whether co-working spaces are the future for small business people with big ideas.
Up the Workers!
Nick Baker, working at home and presenting from his desk, immerses himself in a study of work, the workplace and the workshy. It's hard work, but he will take a break to play with a Lego policeman and get a quick Greek lesson from the butcher round the corner. And tidy up. Over three hours, he'll enjoy a choice staffroom edition of King Street Junior, hear about the careers consultant who hid from her job and feel nothing but sympathy for fellow homeworker Ed Reardon in an edition of Ed Reardon's Week. So, hardly work at all really.