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Woman's Hour

Candi Staton; India Knight; Breast Cancer Pioneer

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Music from the Queen of southern soul Candi Staton.

Professor Craig Jordan is one of the world's pre-eminent experts in breast cancer research and treatment. We hear how he started his career and research into Tamoxifen.

India Knight gives us her blueprint to approaching middle-age with ease.

The late 1960s in the north of England saw the birth of Northern Soul, an American inspired dance movement which helped define a generation. We hear about a new film celebrating the scene.

Alison Light tells us how her family history inspired her book, Common People.

After a Swedish woman born without a womb has successfully given birth to a healthy baby boy, we talk to Mr Richard Smith, the consultant gynaecologist leading the UK Uterine Transplant Research Team, and Sophie Lewis who hopes the procedure will one day help her.

The football journalist Amy Lawrence tells us what made Arsenal's team so special during their unbeaten Premiership season in 2003-2004.

Presented by Jane Garvey
Produced by Rabeka Nurmahomed
Edited by Jane Thurlow. Show less


Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Craig Jordan
Interviewed Guest:
India Knight
Interviewed Guest:
Elaine Constantine
Interviewed Guest:
Sharon Sullivan
Interviewed Guest:
Alison Light
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Smith
Interviewed Guest:
Sophie Lewis
Interviewed Guest:
Amy Lawrence
Interviewed Guest:
Candi Staton

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