Saturday Live - 02/05/2009
American author Jodi Picoult's new novel, Handle With Care, explores the impact of 'wrongful birth' litigation on an ordinary New Hampshire family and asks a number of moral questions.
Jodi's first story was called The Lobster Which Misunderstood. She wrote it when she was just five years old and it was the start of a glorious career. Her books have sold millions and she regularly tops the bestseller lists.
During the 2003 SARS outbreak more than 8,000 people contracted the disease and 774 people died. One British woman, Sally Blower, had just returned from Malaysia and after spending a week back home in London feeling fine she packed her bags for her next work trip, this time to Brazil. It was in the cab on the way to the airport that she first began to feel unwell.
Gareth Carins always dreamt of joining the French Foreign Legion. Unable to settle after university and looking for adventure, he followed his boyhood dream and joined up in 1996.
Simon Rouse, better known as DCI Jack Meadows in The Bill, chooses Up, Up and Away by the Johnny Mann Singers and All Along The Watchtower, performed by Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan, as his Inheritance Tracks.