An exclusive three part series talking to veterans’ partners about living alongside PTSD and how a support programme run by Combat Stress helped them cope.
In this first interview, ‘Sheila’ describes how she had to turn detective before confronting her husband. Listen
Partners of veterans with PTSD are at risk of developing secondary PTSD themselves. ‘Becky’ told me her story. Listen
Friends and family don’t always understand. In the last interview, ‘Elaine’ talks about the isolation she experienced. Listen
07 June 2018
The UK wide “Processions” art project celebrates 100 years of women voting. I joined a group of women in Cardiff designing their banner to carry on the march.
24 April 2018
Live broadcast from Parliament Square at the unveiling of the first female statue suffragist Millicent Fawcett.
22 February 2018
“Beehives, Bobs and Blowdries” is the first exhibition to examine the history of our obsession with hairstyles over the past 50 years…
22 January 2018
Thousands marched in central London calling for gender equality
9 December 2015
Two pensioners who went online to find love but lost their life savings tell me how they became victims of romance fraud …
13 November 2015
Children who find school too emotionally distressing to cope with are often wrongly labelled as truants. Here two families shed light on ‘School Refusal’…
14 July 2015
It’s a hideous accessory described as having no redeeming features. So how did this ugly yellow handbag, first auctioned online for £3 ended up being sold for £1090?
8 May 2015
Reporting live in the wee hours from The Wirral for the BBC Radio election programme. At least I think it was me. Jim Naughtie thought I was someone else…
5 March 2015
Until the arrival of social media, contact with birth relatives has always been a tightly managed process. Here one mother and her adopted daughter explain how Facebook caused the breakdown of their adoptive relationship…
27 November 2014
At just 28 years old, stained glass artist Margaret Rope was commissioned to produce several large windows for Shrewsbury Cathedral. She went on to create stained glass works displayed in churches across the UK and around the world. So why are her achievements largely ignored?
26 November 2013
Recent changes to the legal aid system mean that some victims of domestic violence no longer qualify for help. One mother had little choice but to represent herself in court tells her story…
5 November 2013
When do playdates really mean free childcare? How to navigate the tricky issue of playdate politics…
26 April 2013
Young, thin models tend to dominate the catwalks and fashion shoots, but a group of stylish pensioners is giving them a run for their money…
4 April 2013
Meet the New York pensioners modelling for global fashion brands and overturning stereotypes of ageing…
19 December 2012
Singer songwriter Kate Nash explains why her school of rock for girls hopes to encourage more young female talent into the music industry…
29 October 2012
As austerity bites in Southern Italy, young Italians are celebrating the spendthrift culinary habits of their ancestors…
22 August 2012
The economic crisis has revived Italian interest in the frugal food of their ancestors…
15 November 2011
Can transforming confiscated mafia properties into ethical businesses help break the dominance of Sicily’s Cosa Nostra?
23 May 2011
Reporting live from the Chelsea Flower Show involves a head for heights…
A versatile TV journalist, Tamsin Smith has reported across flagship BBC News Programmes including BBC 1 National News Bulletins and BBC Breakfast News.
From Radio 4’s Today programme, PM programme and The World Tonight, to the BBC World Service, 5Live, and Radio 1’s Newsbeat, Tamsin’s radio broadcasts span many different audiences and styles.