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Nicole Kidman, Older mums, Craft, The Chain

Nicole Kidman, Older mums, Craft, The Chain

Australian superstar, Nicole Kidman is starring in a new film, Lion. It is based on the true story of a five-year-old Indian boy who gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of miles from home. Saroo survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia. 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family. Jenni talks to Nicole Kidman about playing Saroo's adoptive mother.

As part of our coverage for the Woman's Hour Craft Prize this week we're looking at the history of Craft. Jenni asks Dr Catharine Rossi, Senior Lecturer in Design History at Kingston University, London and Joanna Norman, Deputy Head of Research at the V&A why it was seen as separate from high art. When did craft leave pure functionality and begin to be appreciated for its originality, beauty and design?

In the 4th link of 'The Chain' we hear from Elizabeth Hodgkin, the daughter of Professor Dorothy Hodgkin, the only British woman to win a Nobel Prize for science. Liz watched her mother