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The Trouble with Working Women

Episode 1: Why Can't a Woman Succeed Like a Man?

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)

The first of two provocative programmes presented by newsreader and mum-of-three Sophie Raworth, and reporter and father-of-three Justin Rowlatt.

In a competitive mood from the off, Justin and Sophie explore the thorny issue of what we really think of women at work. Why is it that men still dominate the top jobs? Can women have it all? Has gender equality gone too far? And what - if anything - is holding women back?

There are plenty of arguments along the way, but Sophie and Justin do manage to reach a conclusion... Show less


Sophie Raworth
Justin Rowlatt
Executive Producer:
Samantha Anstiss
Ben Steele
Ben Steele
Prof in gender equality:
Michelle Ryan
Royal Institute:
Susan Greenfield
Ex city worker:
Kate Smurthwaite
Women's refuge founder:
Erin Pizzey
Rosie Boycott
Ultimo founder:
Michelle Mone

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