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Actress Billie Piper, Samia Shahid, Women-only addiction clinics

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Billie Piper on her new role in Yerma and Naz Shah MP, seeking justice for Samia Shahid.

Billie Piper on depicting infertility on stage in a modern Yerma, Naz Shah MP seeking justice for Samia Shahid, women-only addiction centres and concert cellist Alisa Weilerstei.

Actress Billie Piper on her critically acclaimed performance in a modern interpretation of Lorca's Yerma, which deals with the challenges of infertility.

Bradford West MP Naz Shah discusses her campaign for justice for Samia Shahid, following the death of her 28 year old constituent in Northern Punjab last month.

Women-only addiction centres. As Amy's Place opens in memory of Amy Winehouse to help women with drug and alcohol addictions, we find out about the benefit of female-only centres. Milly Chowles visits women at the single-sex Nelson Trust, and Jenni talks to Dr Sally Marlow, Public Engagement Fellow in Addictions at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at Kings College London.

World leading concert cellist Alisa Weilerstein joins Jenni as she prepares for this year's Proms, where she will perform Pintscher's Reflections on Narcissus with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

Presenter: Jenni Murray

Producer: Emma Wallace.

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Presenter
Jenni Murray
Producer
Emma Wallace
Interviewed Guest
Billie Piper
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Naz Shah
Interviewed Guest
Sally Marlow
Interviewed Guest
Alisa Weilerstein
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Milly Chowles

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Anoushka Shankar, Models, Parveen Kumar, Stockton-on-Tees

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Shiraz; airbrushing; Jane Walker; worst place for women accessing culture.

British Indian composer Anoushka Shankar on composing the score for Shiraz; Dr Jane Walker, an Inspiring Woman of Medicine; French ban on touching up photos of models.

The BFI has restored the silent film 'Shiraz,' a love story about the 17th-century princess who inspired the construction of the Taj Mahal. The British Indian composer Anoushka Shankar has composed a score for the film - and she will perform this live, a world premiere, on 14th October at the London Film Festival Archive Gala as part of its India on Film celebrations.

On the 1st October a French law came into effect that requires any commercial photos of models that have been digitally altered to bear the warning "photographie retouchée" or retouched photograph. Now you'll know if body parts have been photo-shopped to look bigger, or smaller. Those who do not comply with this law will face a fine of at least $44,000, or 30 percent advertising costs. Jenni speaks to journalist Catherine Guilyardi and model Sam Beni about the impact the law will have on French women's attitude to body image.

In the next in our series on Inspiring Women of Medicine, Dame Parveen Kumar joins Jenni to discuss the work of Dr Jane Walker, who dedicated her life to helping Tuberculosis patients with open air sanatoriums.

As part of our Best Place to be a Woman report, we found that Stockton-on-Tees was one of the worst places for women accessing culture. We looked at things like going to the cinema, visiting a library or an art exhibition. Jenni talks to Annabel Turpin, who runs ARC Stockton Arts Centre, and Charlotte Hall, a local Mum who's started her own choir, to find out what they think about the culture on offer in Stockton.

Presenter: Jenni Murray.

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Jenni Murray
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Anoushka Shankar
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Catherine Guilyardi
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Sam Beni
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Parveen Kumar
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Annabel Turpin
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Charlotte Hall

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Chipo Chung as Dido, Queen of Carthage

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Dido, Queen of Carthage is being performed for the first time by the RSC.

Dido, Queen of Carthage is being performed for the first time by the RSC. Plus inspiring women in medicine and women drivers in Saudi Arabia.

The Independent Custody Visiting Association supports and represents local custody visiting schemes where volunteers make unannounced visits to police custody to check on the rights, entitlements and well-being of detainees. Following a case witnessed by one of their volunteers more recently they've been looking at how, often very vulnerable, women in custody are treated when they are having a period. Jenni talks to Katie Kempen, Chief Executive of ICVA, about what they uncovered and to Superintendent for Thames Valley Katy Barrow-Grint about the difficulties of dealing with detainees with complex needs.

Dido, Queen of Carthage is being performed for the first time by the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon with Chipo Chung playing the African monarch. She joins Jenni and Professor of Classics, Edith Hall to reveal what we really know about her beyond Christopher Marlowe's version.

The Equal Pay Act came in in 1975, and yet in western countries, women are still stuck earning 85% of what men make. Journalist Sacha Nauta joins Jenni from Amsterdam to discuss new research by The Economist on why the gap has stopped narrowing.

As the Medical Women's Federation celebrates 100 years with a new exhibition, Dr Asha Kasliwal, President of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health, talks about her inspiration Dr Anandibai Gopal Joshi.

Until now, only men in Saudi Arabia were allowed driving licences and women who drove in public risked being arrested and fined. Following last week's decree to allow women to drive for the first time, we look at whether this is a step toward women in Saudi eventually gaining complete freedom from male guardianship, or will these moves be faced with a stubborn community refusing to change? Jenni speaks to Hatoon el Fasy, historian, activist and writer.

Presenter: Jenni Murray

Producer: Kirsty Starkey.

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Jenni Murray
Producer
Kirsty Starkey
Interviewed Guest
Katie Kempen
Interviewed Guest
Katy Barrow Grint
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Chipo Chung
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Edith Hall
Interviewed Guest
Sacha Nauta
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Asha Kasliwal
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Hatoon el Fasy

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East Dunbartonshire - The Best Place to be a Woman

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Young women tell us why East Dunbartonshire is the best place to live as a woman.

What makes East Dunbartonshire the best place overall to be a woman? We hear your views about where you live and discuss how your hometown can shape your life.

We'll be discussing the best place in Britain to be a woman, hearing what's important to you about where you live and from five young women in East Dunbartonshire who tell us why they think their area came top of the research.

We'll also hear from Nancy Kelly the director of Policy Research at the National Centre for Social Research who crunched the numbers on our behalf and from Professor Susan Harkness, a social scientist, on the winners and losers of the list. And Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, former Spice Girl Geri Horner and comedian Shazia Mirza tell us how their hometown has shaped them.

We have music from the classical pianist Beatrice Rana.

And as parents get ready to pack their children off to university this weekend we hear from mother and daughter Nikki and Emily Woolf on the emotional impact of this milestone and from Lucy Tobin author of A Guide to Uni Life.

We hear from journalist and author Chris Hemmings on what it means to 'Be A Man'. The former 'lad' explores how masculine determination to be dominant not only impacts on the women and girls but also on the men and boys too.

Kate Millett whose 1970 book Sexual Politics became a keystone of second wave feminism has died at the age of 82. We discuss her legacy with crime writer Val McDermid, Ettie Bailey-King of The School's Consent Project and historian Professor Mary Beard

Picture Credit: East Dunbartonshire Council.

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Presenter
Jenni Murray
Producer
Rabeka Nurmahomed
Editor
Erin Riley
Interviewed Guest
Amy Mcdonald
Interviewed Guest
Susan Harkness
Interviewed Guest
Nancy Kelly
Interviewed Guest
Beatrice Rana
Interviewed Guest
Lucy Tobin
Interviewed Guest
Nikki Woolf
Interviewed Guest
Emily Woolf
Interviewed Guest
Geri Horner
Interviewed Guest
Shazia Mirza
Interviewed Guest
Susie Mitchell
Interviewed Guest
Tanni Grey-Thompson
Interviewed Guest
Chris Hemmings
Interviewed Guest
Val McDermid
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Mary Beard
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Ettie Bailey-King

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Claire Skinner, Bonnie Raitt, First female head of CBI, Kirstie Allsopp

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Claire Skinner discusses the Rabbit Hole, and singer Bonnie Raitt talks about her career.

Claire Skinner discusses the play Rabbit Hole, American blues legend Bonnie Raitt talks about her career, and Kirstie Allsopp and Cate Olson discuss the merits of mess and clutter.

Actor Claire Skinner talks about her latest role as a mother trying to come to terms with the loss of her four year old son in the play Rabbit Hole, just opened at the Hampstead Theatre in North London.

Carolyn Fairbairn, first female Director General of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), gives her views on female leadership roles. She took up the post in November and has called for a new voluntary target which would mean 25% of senior executives in big UK companies were women.

American blues singer Bonnie Raitt talks to Jenni about her recording career which started in the 1970s.

Television presenter Kirstie Allsopp and independent bookshop owner Cate Olson debate the merits of clutter and the pros and cons of living in a messy home.

Presenter: Jenni Murray.

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Jenni Murray
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Claire Skinner
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Bonnie Raitt
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Kirstie Allsopp
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Cate Olson
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Carolyn Fairbairn

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Lindsay Duncan; The Savile Review; Aoife Duffin

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Lindsay Duncan, the Savile review and Aoife Duffin at the Young Vic.

Lindsay Duncan on playing Clementine Churchill, the Savile review, and Actor Aoife Duffin in A Girl is a Half-formed Thing at the Young Vic.

Lindsay Duncan joins Jenni to discuss her role as Clementine Churchill in a new TV drama.

Jimmy Savile Review. Following the publication of Dame Janet Smith's review into the BBC's culture and practices during the Jimmy Savile and Stuart Hall years we hear the response from a Savile survivor and from Nicole Westmarland Professor of Criminology at Durham University. Why is it so difficult to report abuse in large organisations like the BBC, what is the impact of a "macho culture" identified by Dame Janet Smith and what lessons can be learned?

Do you have just too much to do? Do you live in a blur of meetings, deadlines and appointments? In an extract from Late Night Woman's Hour to be broadcast tonight we hear about the drastic measures taken by two women to gain control of their lives.

And the actor Aoife Duffin currently performing in a Girl is A Half-formed Thing at the Young Vic.

Presenter: Jenni Murray

Producer: Caroline Donne.

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Jenni Murray
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Caroline Donne
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Nicole Westmarland
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Lindsay Duncan
Interviewed Guest
Mags MacKean
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Amanda Owen
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Aoife Duffin

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Tamsin Greig, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Single Parents

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Including Tamsin Greig on playing Malvolia and Cosey Fanni Tutti on Art Sex Music.

Tamsin Greig on playing Malvolia, Cosey Fanni Tutti on Art Sex Music, Cherry Healey and single parents, and Craft Prize - spotlight on glass.

Tamsin Greig is currently on stage at the Olivier Theatre playing Malvolia in Shakespeare's classic comedy of mistaken identity, Twelfth Night. Tamsin joins Jenni to discuss the joys of making the classically male role a female one.

The last in the series where Cherry Healey speaks to other single parents. Today Meena's story. She explains why she was expected by her family to remain in an unhappy marriage and make it work, and what happened when she decided to leave and become a single parent.

Spotlight on Glass: the second in our series on the seven disciplines included in the Woman's Hour Craft Prize in partnership with the Crafts Council and The Victoria and Albert Museum. As the judges debate behind the scenes, whittling the numbers of applicants down to the twelve exhibitors, we take a look at glass in all it's forms. Jenni is joined by Julia Stephenson Head of Arts at the National Glass Centre, Sunderland and Cate Watkinson architectural glass artist (and tutor.

Cosey Fanni Tutti is the Hull born performance artist and musician, known as a founding member of notorious 1970s art collective COUM Transmissions and the ground breaking avant-garde music group Throbbing Gristle. She says, "my life is my art, my art is my life", and both have certainly pushed boundaries. COUM began in a commune in Hull in 1969 , making art so shocking the police ran them out of town, and in London she took up porn modelling and stripping to feed her art. Her work is now celebrated in a new exhibition in Hull in its year as City of Culture. She speaks to Jenni about her very non-conformist life.

Presented by Jenni Murray

Produced by Caroline Donne.

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Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest
Tamsin Greig
Interviewed Guest
Julia Stephenson
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Cate Watkinson
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Caroline Donne

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Young fussy eaters, The Kingdom of Women and Twelfth Day

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Young fussy eaters, The Kingdom of Women and Twelfth Day.

How should you deal with young fussy eaters in your family? Ciara Attwell of MyFussyEater.com and Professor Jackie Blissett discuss.

How should you deal with young fussy eaters in your family? Ciara Attwell of MyFussyEater.com and Professor Jackie Blissett discuss.

Post Brexit we examine the impact of the 'self suffiency' rule on EU nationals living in the UK with unpaid caring roles. We hear from Birgit who has been married to a UK citizen for 17 years and has two children. She is concerned that her role as a stay at home mum may disqualify her for Permanent Residency. Colin Yeo is a barrister specialising in UK immigration law discusses.

In a new series looking at single parenthood Cherry Healey speaks to Rupa about her decision to use a sperm donor to conceive her daughter.

Choo Waihong is a former corporate lawyer in Singapore who spends time with the Mosuo tribe in Yunan province in China, close to the border with Tibet. She explains how the tribe works and her role within it.

Tamsin Grieg talks about her latest role playing Malvolia in Shakespeare's classic comedy of mistaken identity 'Twelfth Night'.

We examine how women have been portrayed in TV adverts over the past 50 years with Lindsey Clay the CEO of Thinkbox and Aline Santos the Executive Vice President of Global Marketing at Unilever.

And we have music and chat from the band Twelfth Day made up of Orcadian fiddler Catriona Price and Peebles Harpist Esther Swift.

Presented by Jenni Murray

Producer: Rabeka Nurmahomed

Editor: Jane Thurlow.

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Jenni Murray
Producer
Rabeka Nurmahomed
Editor
Jane Thurlow
Interviewed Guest
Ciara Atwell
Interviewed Guest
Colin Yeo
Interviewed Guest
Cherry Healey
Interviewed Guest
Choo Waihong
Interviewed Guest
Tamsin Greig
Interviewed Guest
Lindsay Cley
Interviewed Guest
Aline Santos
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Catriona Price
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Esther Swift

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Celebrating overseas nurses, Radicalised children

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Radicalised children, overseas nurses and the NHS, and modern masculinities.

This edition looks at losing a son to Syria, celebrating overseas nurses and the NHS, and the challenges of modern masculinity. Presented by Jenni Murray.

Geraldine last saw her 18 year old son in February 2014. A year later she received a text to tell her he was dead. Despite her attempts to stop him, the young Muslim man from Molenbeek in Brussels had gone to Syria. Geraldine speaks to Jenni about coming to terms with losing a son and her work to raise awareness with other parents, and in schools, about radicalisation.

All this week we are highlighting the centenary of the Royal College of Nursing, looking at the role of nurses within the NHS and how it's changed. Today we want to celebrate the role played by nurses from overseas. We hear from Gwen Gutzmore, who came over from the Caribbean in the 1960's to train in the UK, clinical stroke specialist, Ismalia De Sousa, who joined the health service in 2009, and former nurse and Professor of Nursing Policy at Kings College, Anne Marie Rafferty.

Rebecca Asher and Jack Urwin have both written books called 'Man Up' about modern masculinity. They explain why they believe fundamental change would benefit everyone.

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Jenni Murray
Producer
Kirsty Starkey
Interviewed Guest
Geraldine Henneghien
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Gwen Gutzmore
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Ismalia De Sousa
Interviewed Guest
Anne Marie Rafferty
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Rebecca Asher
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Jack Urwin

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Susan Calman, Dealing with insomnia, Diary of a Hounslow Girl

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Comedian Susan Calman on dealing with depression and why she calls it the 'crab of hate'.

Comedian Susan Calman on depression, after Kim Cattrall spoke about her insomnia we hear from a sleep expert, Ambreen Razia's Diary of Hounslow girl, support for nurses.

Comedian Susan Calman discusses her first book 'Cheer Up Love' about how she deals with depression - or in her words, the Crab of Hate.

Kim Cattrall's revelations about insomnia on Woman's Hour led to a big response from listeners. Professor Franco Cappuccio, Head of the Sleep Health & Society Programme at the University of Warwick, discusses dealing with sleeplessness and addresses some of the problems people got in touch about.

Actress and writer Ambreen Razia is a fresh face on London's theatre scene. Having previously starred in BBC Three's 'Murder by my Father,' she's currently starring in her debut play, Diary of a Hounslow Girl, on the challenges of being a Muslim girl living in modern-day Britain.

Continuing our series on nursing to mark the Centenary of the Royal College of Nursing, we ask what happens when nurses need support for physical and emotional problems? Amanda Cheesley, RCN Professional Lead for long term conditions, joins us.

Presenter: Jenni Murray

Producer: Anne Peacock.

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Susan Calman
Interviewed Guest
Franco Cappuccio
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Ambreen Razia
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Amanda Cheesley
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Jenni Murray
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Anne Peacock

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Adwoa Aboah, Children and antidepressants, Clare Bowen

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British model Adwoa Aboah, children taking antidepressants, Nashville star Clare Bowen.

Jenni talks to British model Adwoa Aboah, we hear music from Nashville performer Clare Bowen and discuss why record numbers of children are being prescribed antidepressants.

Model Adwoa Aboah is a firm favourite on all the big catwalks and has recently appeared on the cover of American Vogue, with models such as Liu Wen, Ashley Graham, and Gigi Hadid. But behind her successful career, she has suffered from years of depression and drug abuse. She speaks to Jenni about her battles with addiction and explains why she created her own foundation, Gurls Talk, to help other young women navigate their turbulent teenage years. Photo credit: Coach.

The award-winning series Nashville chronicles the lives of fictitious country singers in the famous Tennessee city. In her five seasons playing the role of Scarlett O'Connor, Australian-born actor and singer Clare Bowen has performed on a string of popular albums. In the midst of a Nashville UK tour she stopped her tour bus to talk to Jenni outside the Albert Hall in London.

What's the cause of a 12% rise in the number of young people being prescribed drugs to treat depression and anxiety? Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard who chairs the Royal College of General Practitioners discusses the figures from NHS England.

London born chef, Selin Kiazim combines the flavours of her Turkish-Cypriot heritage with her modern style of cooking. She joins Jenni in the studio to Cook The Perfect...Buttered Freekeh with Chickpeas, Green Olives, Currants & Pistachios.

Presenter: Jenni Murray

Producer: Laura Northedge.

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Adwoa Aboah
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Clare Bowen
Interviewed Guest
Charles Esten
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Helen Stokes-Lampard
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Selin Kiazim
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Jenni Murray
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Laura Northedge

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Leaving prison

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Leaving prison, Katie Mitchell, women in Iran.

We hear from a woman as she leaves prison, the theatre director Katie Mitchell and speak to Tara Sephiri Far about women in Iran.

In a new series our reporter Milly Chowles has been meeting women at different stages of their lives after prison. Today we hear from a woman we're calling Sarah as she walks through the prison gates. This was Sarah's first time in prison. She has a partner, somewhere to live (at the moment) and strong family relationships. She knows she is one of the lucky ones - but even for her the night before she left was an anxious one. How will she pay the arrears on her rent? Will life ever go back to normal?

Theatre director Katie Mitchell discusses Anatomy of a Suicide, Alice Birch's new play at the Royal Court which looks at the impact of suicide on three generations of women from the same family.

Women represent half of Iran's university graduates but make up less than a fifth of the country's work force - so why is it so hard for women to get a job? Last month moderate President Rouhani was re-elected, so is the workplace for women set to change? Jenni speaks to Tara Sephiri Far, a researcher at Human Rights Watch.

That Coleridge and Wordsworth were mates is well known, but the alliances between female writers have been neglected by biographers and fans. Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, George Eliot and Virginia Woolf are usually cast as solitary geniuses, not emotional beings who made connections with other women with literary ambition. Long-standing friends and co-writers Emma Claire Sweeney and Emily Midorikawa have scoured archives and diaries to unearth the literary and emotional bonds between four of our best-known and loved female writers.

Presenter: Jenni Murray

Producer: Laura Northedge.

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Jenni Murray
Producer
Laura Northedge
Interviewed Guest
Katie Mitchell
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Tara Sephiri Far
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Emma Claire Sweeney
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Emily Midorikawa

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Fleetwood Mac's Christine McVie

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Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac; dancing when you're older; women in prison; glassmaking.

Fleetwood Mac's keyboard player Christine McVie; celebrating older dancers and choreographers; Rhona Hotchkiss, prison governor; Emma Woffenden, glassmaker. Jenni Murray presents.

Christine McVie from Fleetwood Mac played keyboards and wrote some of the band's most recognisable songs. Now in her seventies, she's just brought out a new album with another member of Fleetwood Mac, Lindsey Buckingham. Christine talks to Jenni about leaving California and her bandmates, living as a near recluse in Kent and then finding it hard to resist re-joining the band again.

Today sees the start of Sadler's Wells' Elixir Festival - a five day event celebrating the inspiring work of older dancers and choreographers. Award-winning choreographer Shobana Jeyasingh has choreographed a specially commissioned piece featured in 'Knowbody II' as part of the festival. Pam Zinkin is a member of the Company of Elders who will perform this piece. Pam joined the Company aged 72 despite having never danced before. Now aged 86 (and despite three spinal operations), she's excited and ready for the performance. They join Jenni to discuss the challenges and joy of dancing for people of all ages.

Over the last few days we've been hearing from women with first-hand experience of leaving prison and trying to pick up or change their lives outside. In the last of the series our reporter Milly Chowles is at HMP Corton Vale Stirling visiting the Governor there. Rhona Hotchkiss knows both Roberta and Yvonne, two former prisoners we heard from earlier this week. She says they aren't typical, that life on the outside can be even harder for some women than it has been for them.

We'll hear from the second of our 12 finalists of the Woman's Hour Craft Prize in partnership with the Crafts Council and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Emma Woffenden makes large sculptures inspired by the human body out of glass.

Presenter: Jenni Murray

Producer: Kirsty Starkey.

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Jenni Murray
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Christine McVie
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Shobana Jeyasingh
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Pam Zinkin
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Rhona Hotchkiss
Interviewed Guest
Emma Woffenden
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Kirsty Starkey

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Weekend Woman's Hour: Christine McVie, Adwoa Aboah, Babies and Sleep, Children and Antidepressants, Selin Kiazim

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Fleetwood Mac's Christine McVie. Model and activist Adwoa Aboah and cook Selin Kiazim.

Fleetwood Mac's Christine McVie on her new album. Model and activist Adwoa Aboah on recovering from depression as a teenager,and diversity in modelling. Selin Kiazim cooks freekeh.

Christine McVie from Fleetwood Mac played keyboards and wrote some of the band's most recognisable songs. Now in her seventies, she's just brought out a new album with another member of Fleetwood Mac, Lindsey Buckingham. She talks about returning to the studio after such a long break.

Model and activist Adwoa Aboah is a favourite on for big catwalk shows, but behind her successful career, she has suffered from years of depression and drug abuse. She speaks about her battles with addiction and explains why she created her own foundation, Gurls Talk to help other young women navigate their turbulent teenage years.

The image that we have of Jane Austen and her work is frequently one of cosy domesticity, country houses, English restraint and propriety - despite the fact that Austen's novels are usually set against the backdrop of war, money problems and broken morals. Keen to explode the cosiness myth are Professor Emma Clery and Professor Kathryn Sutherland.

What's the cause of a 12% rise in the number of young people being prescribed drugs to treat depression and anxiety? Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard who chairs the Royal College of General Practitioners discusses the figures from NHS England.

We announced the 12 finalists of the Woman's Hour Craft Prize in May and now it's time to meet the makers. First up is Laura Ellen Bacon, who weaves willow into huge, sometimes nest-like, installations that emerge from buildings or inhabit public spaces.

London born chef, Selin Kiazim combines the flavours of her Turkish-Cypriot heritage with her modern style of cooking. She showed us how to Cook The Perfect...Buttered Freekeh with Chickpeas, Green Olives, Currants & Pistachios.

The weather's hot and the evenings bright, so how do you cope with babies and children who can't sleep? We hear from Emily-Jane Clark who has written a blog and a book about the problem and Andrea Grace who gives advice to parents.

Presented by Jenni Murray

Produced by Sophie Powling

Edited by Jane Thurlow.

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Presenter
Jenni Murray
Producer
Rabeka Nurmahomed
Editor
Jane Thurlow
Interviewed Guest
Christine McVie
Interviewed Guest
Adwoa Aboah
Interviewed Guest
Emma Clery
Interviewed Guest
Kathryn Sutherland
Interviewed Guest
Helen Stokes-Lampard
Interviewed Guest
Laura Ellen Bacon
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Selin Kiazim
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Emily-Jane Clark
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Andrea Grace

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Elisabeth Moss, Bill Cosby on trial, seven women from seven decades

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The star of The Handmaid's Tale, the fall of a TV legend and what we learn as we age.

Elisabeth Moss on her role as Offred in The Handmaid's Tale, seven women in seven different decades of life discuss body image and is 13 Reasons Why suitable viewing for teens?

The Actor Elisabeth Moss discusses her role as Offred in the television adaptation of The Handmaid's Tale. Why is the story still resonant more than 30 years after it was first published?

Karen Gardner was one of the women who had accused Rolf Harris of molesting her when she was 16 years old. She tells us how she feels now that a court has decided Rolf Harris will face no further legal action over allegations of historical sexual abuse after a jury was unable to reach a verdict.

As part of Woman's Hour 70th Birthday year we hear from seven women all born in different decades since 1946. Stemettes founder Anne-Marie Imafidon, journalist Bryony Gordon, dentist Dr Uchenna Okoye, performer Penny Pepper, former Isuzu MD Nikki King and 73 year old model Jan de Villeneuve all discuss body image and the importance of financial independence. While ten year old Solei talks about how to combat bullying.

We discuss why the highly successful Netflix series 13 Reasons Why has become such a topic of controversy. The show features a high school girl who kills herself and throughout the series she explains why. Kate Delaney is a young writer who has experienced suicidal thoughts and thinks it's important to portray mental health problems so that they can be discussed. Writer Lucy Nichol has a teenage stepson who has struggled with his mental health and Alice Newton is a suicide prevention advisor for the charity Papyrus.

This week the trial into sexual assault claims made against the comedian Bill Cosby has begun. After years of rumours involving the US star, in 2004 women began to come forward with stories of alleged drugging and sexual assaults. But it has taken ten years to bring the issue to public consciousness in 2014 - why? The Playwright Bonnie Greer and filmmaker Ricardo Pollack discuss.

Presented by Jenni Murray

Producer: Rabeka Nurmahomed

Editor: Jane Thurlow.

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Presenter
Jenni Murray
Producer
Rabeka Nurmahomed
Editor
Jane Thurlow
Interviewed Guest
Elisabeth Moss
Interviewed Guest
Karen Gardner
Interviewed Guest
Anne-Marie Imafidon
Interviewed Guest
Bryony Gordon
Interviewed Guest
Uchenna Okoye
Interviewed Guest
Penny Pepper
Interviewed Guest
Nikki King
Interviewed Guest
Jan de Villeneuve
Interviewed Guest
Kate Delaney
Interviewed Guest
Lucy Nichol
Interviewed Guest
Alice Newton
Interviewed Guest
Bonnie Greer
Interviewed Guest
Ricardo Pollack

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Chef Thomasina Miers; Author Susan Hill; Families coping with PTSD

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Chef Thomasina Miers; author Susan Hill; the military amilies coping with PTSD.

Thomasina Miers cooks the perfect tortillas with toasted black beans and jalapeno hummus. Author Susan Hill on her new novel. Plus the military families struggling with PTSD.

Thomasina Miers' new book 'Home Cook' includes achievable, fuss-free recipes. She joins Jenni in the studio to Cook the Perfect...Tortillas with Toasted Black Beans and Jalapeno Hummus. It's not just returning service personnel with PTSD who suffer - their wives, partners and families suffer with them. From going through partners' horrific episodes with them to protecting children - and themselves - from harm, these women feel they are now on the front line. Ahead of a Radio 3 documentary we hear from Nikita Dallison who cares for her husband who has the condition and from Matthew Green who's spent time in combat zones.

Best known for her ghost stories such as The Woman In Black, author Susan Hill discusses her new book From The Heart a coming-of-age story about Olive, a young woman growing up after the second World Wars. And, we continue our series looking at key women from ancient Greek drama and the ways in which they continue to inform debate about women in power today - today, Phaedra.

Presented by Jenni Murray

Producer Beverley Purcell.

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Presenter
Jenni Murray
Producer
Beverley Purcell
Interviewed Guest
Thomasina Miers
Interviewed Guest
Nikita Dallison
Interviewed Guest
Matthew Green
Interviewed Guest
Susan Hill

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Stefanie Martini, Thomasina Miers, Jonathan Saccone Joly

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Stefanie Martini: the young Jane Tennison. The change from wife to carer. Thomasina Miers.

Highlights from the week, presented by Jenni Murray. Stefanie Martini talks about playing a young Jane Tennison in Prime Suspect, and Thomasina Miers cooks the perfect tortillas.

Stefanie Martini on her new role playing a young Jane Tennison in Prime Suspect 1973.

Listener Sue tells us what it's been like for her to become her husband's carer and the sadness of no longer feeling desire for the person she has shared her life with.

The BBC Drama The Replacement features a pregnant woman worried that her maternity cover is trying to steal not just her job but her life. But how common is anxiety over maternity leave? The BBC television newsreader Kate Silverton and the clinical psychologist Dr Jessamy Hibberd discuss.

We Cook the Perfect... tortillas with toasted black beans and jalapeno hummus with Thomasina Miers , the queen of Mexican cuisine.

Caroline Paige, the first openly transgender officer in the British Armed Forces talks about her life.

As we approach International Women's Day and 'A Day Without Women' on the 8th March we discuss the history and impact of women's strikes in the UK and globally with Maria Bjarnadottir, Hannah Reed and Selma James.

This week we launched the Woman's Hour Parenting Podcast. We talk to the vlogger Jonathan Saccone Joly and Anna Whitehouse also known as MotherPukka and hear from listeners about their parenting concerns.

Presented by Jenni Murray

Producer: Rabeka Nurmahomed

Editor:Jane Thurlow.

Credits

Presenter
Jenni Murray
Producer
Rabeka Nurmahomed
Editor
Jane Thurlow
Interviewed Guest
Stefanie Martini
Interviewed Guest
Kate Silverton
Interviewed Guest
Jessamy Hibberd
Interviewed Guest
Thomasina Miers
Interviewed Guest
Caroline Paige
Interviewed Guest
Maria Bjarnadottir
Interviewed Guest
Selma James
Interviewed Guest
Hannah Reed
Interviewed Guest
Jonathan Saccone-Joly
Interviewed Guest
Anna Whitehouse

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WOW Festival live from Hull

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Jenni Murray presents live from the Women of the World festival in Hull.

Jenni Murray presents the programme live from Hull as part of the first Women of the World Festival to be held in the city. She is joined by stand-up poet and performer Kate Fox.

Jenni Murray presents the programme live from Hull as part of the first Women of the World Festival to be held in the city. Among her guests stand-up poet and performer Kate Fox who will present her 'womanifesto'. Woman's Hour views the UK's City of Culture through the eyes of a group of factory workers and hears from young people growing up there - how do they see their future?

Presenter: Jenni Murray

Producers: Jane Thurlow and Anne Peacock.

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Presenter
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest
Kate Fox
Producer
Jane Thurlow
Producer
Anne Peacock

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Valerie June, the WI opens a branch in prison and are sex robots a danger to human intimacy?

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Valerie June with Got Soul, and sex robots - a danger to human intimacy?

Highlights from the Woman's Hour week. Presented by Jenni Murray. Valerie June with Got Soul, and sex robots - a danger to human intimacy?

The Tennessee singer-songwriter Valerie June performs a track from her latest album The Order of Time.

Are sex robots a danger to human intimacy? The race is on to develop the first commercial sex robot for the mass market, the journalist Jenny Kleeman describes what they look like and how they work. And, Dr Kathleen Richardson, Senior Research Fellow in the Ethics of Robotics and Dr Kate Devlin senior lecturer in computing discuss if they are the ultimate in sexual objectification or an opportunity to improve of experience of sex.

The Women's Institute has opened a branch in a women's prison. Countess Bathurst, the former High Sheriff of Gloucestershire, is one of the founders of the group at HMP Eastwood Park. Jenny Earle, is the Programme Director for reducing women's imprisonment at the Prison Reform Trust, they explain the benefits of such a group in prison.

A 'Please Offer Me a Seat' badge for those less able to stand on public transport is launched. We hear from Amanda, a cervical cancer survivor who still experiences pain following radical surgery and Amy, who suffers from lupus, on the challenges they face on public transport with a hidden illness.

We hear from Rachel Malik on her debut novel Miss Boston and Miss Hargreaves. It tells the story of Rachel's grandmother who abandoned her children, lived as a lesbian and was tried for murder.

What's the impact on grandparents when adult children decide to take their young family and move abroad? We hear from Mary a listener whose son and daughter-in-law are taking their three young children to the other side of the globe and Helen Russell a British mum who now lives in Denmark. Clinical psychologist Dr Angharad Rudkin offers advice on maintaining relationships.

Lady Macbeth is a film about a women in a loveless marriage set in 19th century rural Northumberland. It stars BAFTA breakthrough Brit actress Florence Pugh who tells us about the role and Alice Birch the screenwriter discusses the appeal of such a dark story.

Presented by Jenni Murray

Producer: Rabeka Nurmahomed

Editor: Erin Riley.

Credits

Presenter
Jenni Murray
Producer
Rabeka Nurmahomed
Editor
Jane Thurlow
Interviewed Guest
Valerie June
Interviewed Guest
Jenny Kleeman
Interviewed Guest
Kathleen Richardson
Interviewed Guest
Kate Devlin
Interviewed Guest
Sara Bathurst
Interviewed Guest
Jenny Earle
Interviewed Guest
Rachel Malik
Interviewed Guest
Helen Russell
Interviewed Guest
Angharad Rudkin
Interviewed Guest
Florence Pugh
Interviewed Guest
Alice Birch

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Raising mixed-race children

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Raising mixed-race children, Breast cancer surgeon Ian Paterson.

Raising mixed-race children, Breast cancer surgeon Ian Paterson, Maternal mental health.

The most recent research from the Office for National Statistics suggests that more than 950,000 people in England identify as "mixed race". How do parents raise children whose ethnic identity is different from their own? How important are cultural values when your child has a dual-heritage? Fariba Soetan's daughters are Iranian-Nigerian and she runs a parenting advice blog specifically for mixed race families. Laura Kirwan-Ashman is a filmmaker whose work focuses on the experiences of young mixed race women. Her parents are white British and black Caribbean.

Ian Paterson was a trusted and well respected breast surgeon, but last week a court found him guilty of intentionally wounding nine women and one man. Gail Boichat was one of those affected; she was convinced by Ian Paterson that she had breast cancer when she didn't and underwent a mastectomy. Kashmir Uppal is a medical negligence lawyer who represented Gail and many others who were treated by Ian Paterson.

In February the report 'Maternal Mental Health - Women's Voices' was published. The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists surveyed more than 2300 women across the UK asking for their experiences to find out how services could better support perinatal mental health for expectant and new mothers. The following month, NHS England published a 5 year plan boosting the number of mental health mother and baby units and increasing the number of specialist perinatal mental health teams. But as our reporter Jac Philimore discovered, these problems aren't easy to talk about, or even recognise in the first few months of new motherhood.

Presenter: Jenni Murray

Producer: Laura Northedge.

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Presenter
Jenni Murray
Producer
Laura Northedge
Interviewed Guest
Fariba Soetan
Interviewed Guest
Laura Kirwan-Ashman
Interviewed Guest
Gail Boichat
Interviewed Guest
Kashmir Uppal

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