West End star Joanna Woodward and the reality of farming in 2023


In the final podcast of March, we have this month’s Random 19 with West End star Joanna Woodward (her words at least, sadly not actually on the podcast!), the article about our bins which has been a HUGE hit across social media, and a fascinating interview with Dorset’s NFU county advisor.

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  • With a growing need for food banks, what effect does food poverty have on a family’s youngest members, asks Dorset Mind’s Marie Glen.
  • Based on the best-selling novel by Audrey Niffenegger, the musical adaptation of The Time Traveller’s Wife is scheduled for a West End run at the Apollo Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue this autumn. Joanna Woodward, who grew up in Glastonbury, will play the female lead, Clare. And just for The BV, West End star Joanna this month takes on the Random 19 questions
  • You dutifully throw your rubbish in your household bin, and put it out on the kerb on collection day. But have you ever wondered what happens to it? Behind every rubbish lorry is a sophisticated team of experts says Cllr Laura Beddow, who holds the portfolio for rubbish and recycling at Dorset Council. Listen to the article which was a suprise hit this month on Facebook.
  • Jenny interviews NFU county advisor Gemma Harvey hot on the heels of Minette Batters’ annual conference speech, picking apart the details and finding out the realities of farming life in Dorset


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