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Woman's Hour

Woman's Hour Turns 70 in 2016

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

The first edition of Woman's Hour was broadcast on October 7th 1946. It aimed to meet the needs of busy listeners with a "daily programme of music, advice and entertainment for the home".

The programme has evolved to reflect the interests of its listeners - a magazine on everything about women and of interest to them, presenting the women's perspective and women speakers. Jenni Murray discusses how Woman's Hour got on air, what listeners made of it, how it reflected the changes in women's lives and how it stayed on air.

Presenter: Jenni Murray
Producer: Ruth Watts. Show less


Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Jill Burridge
Interviewed Guest:
Sally Feldman
Interviewed Guest:
Juliet Gardiner
Interviewed Guest:
Kate Murphy
Ruth Watts

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