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Woman's Hour

Weekend Woman's Hour

Duration: 58 minutes

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

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This year the Royal College of Nursing celebrates it's Centenary. We look at the contribution of overseas nurses with Gwen Gutzmore who came over from the Caribbean in the 1960s and Ismaila De Sousa who joined the health service in 2009 from Portugal. The Historian Anne Marie Rafferty discusses the importance of nurses from overseas to the NHS.

We talk to two women about their experience of surrogacy: Caroline Evans who has acted as a surrogate and Natalie Smith who has twins who were born to a surrogate. Does the law that governs surrogacy need to change? Baroness Warnock, whose 1982 enquiry formed the basis for the regulations joins us to discuss.

The comedian Susan Calman explains how she deals with her depression and tells us about her memoir 'Cheer Up Love'.

Rebecca Asher and Jack Urwin have both written books called 'Man Up'. They discuss why they believe the concept of masculinity needs to change.

The actress and writer Ambreen Razia on her debut play 'Diary of a Hounslow Girl' about the challenges of being a Muslim girl living in modern-day Britain.

Hospital drama has always been a staple in the TV schedules but has the representation of nurses kept pace with changes in the NHS and the jobs nurses do? Joanna Scanlan and Vicki Pepperdine who wrote and starred in the blackly comic Getting On set on a geriatric ward and Barbara Machin a writer on Casualty in the 80s discuss.

Leicester City have won the Premier League. It's the stuff of football fantasy when last season they were struggling to stay in the league. We hear from two lifelong Leicester City football supporters Kate Langan Vines and Charlotte Nicol.

Presented by Jane Garvey
Producer: Rabeka Nurmahomed
Editor: Jane Thurlow. Show less


Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Anne Marie Rafferty
Interviewed Guest:
Gwen Gutzmore
Interviewed Guest:
Ismalia De Sousa
Interviewed Guest:
Mary Warnock
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Caroline Evans
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Natalie Smith
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Susan Calman
Interviewed Guest:
Rebecca Asher
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Jack Urwin
Interviewed Guest:
Ambreen Razia
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Joanna Scanlan
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Vicki Pepperdine
Interviewed Guest:
Barbara Machin
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Kate Langan Vines
Interviewed Guest:
Charlotte Nicol

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