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Constance Spry; Vivien Duffield; Mary Morrissy

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The life and work of society florist Constance Spry. Plus WH Powerlister Vivien Duffield.

The play inspired by the life of society florist Constance Spry; WH Powerlister and philanthropist Vivien Duffield; author Mary Morrissy on her new book The Rising of Bella Casey.

For 30 years until her death in 1960, Constance Spry was the society florist choice with her arrangements being part of many Royal occasions. A Storm in a Flower Vase is a new play inspired by her life. Its producer Mig Kimpton and floral designer Susie Edwards talk about her life and work.

Writer Mary Morrissy on her latest novel The Rising of Bella Casey - the story of the sister of renowned Irish playwright Sean O'Casey. Woman's Hour Power Lister and philanthropist, Dame Vivien Duffield who inherited a vast fortune from her father Sir Charles Clore, the retail tycoon who owned Selfridges chats about the charitable Foundation that bears their names. And as the centre-right's Erna Solberg becomes the second woman to be elected Prime Minister of Norway we ask why women are reaching the top in Norwegian politics and what the impact of Norway's move to the right might have on women.

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Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest
Susie Edwards
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Mig Kimpton
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Mary Morrissy
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Vivien Duffield
Interviewed Guest
Marie Simonsen
Producer
Ruth Watts

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Shelina Permalloo; Charlotte Raven

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National minimum staffing levels in maternity units? And the launch of Feminist Times.

Do we need national minimum staffing levels in maternity units? Will a new feminist magazine find readers? And folk musicians Marry Waterson and Eliza Carthy perform live.

The Royal College of Midwives has said there is a shortage of 5,000 midwives in England which is affecting antenatal and postnatal care - is it time for compulsory national minimum staffing levels?

As the website of the Feminist Times launches, we look at whether there's a gap in the market for a feminist publication or if feminism is amply covered by the mainstream women's glossies.

French journalist Annick Cojean talks about her new book based on the testimonies of the women abused by Colonel Gaddafi in Libya. We continue our look at university life - Masterchef winner Shelina Permalloo offers tips for the novice cook and creates the perfect student dish - Egg Rougaille. And Marry Waterson and Eliza Carthy, members of the renowned Waterson folk music dynasty, will be performing live and talking about a classic 'lost' family album called 'Bright Phoebus'.

Presented by Jenni Murray

Producer Ruth Watts.

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Presenter
Jenni Murray
Producer
Ruth Watts
Interviewed Guest
Marry Waterson
Interviewed Guest
Eliza Carthy
Interviewed Guest
Suzanne Tyler
Interviewed Guest
Alan Cameron
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Charlotte Raven
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Shelina Permalloo
Interviewed Guest
Annick Cojean

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Tamara Mellon; Cilla Snowball

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Jimmy Choo co-founder Tamara Mellon and WH powerlister Cilla Snowball talk to Emma Barnett

Tamara Mellon, former chief exec of Jimmy Choo shoes. Advertising powerlister Cilla Snowball. Aid agencies failing girls - report by children's charity Plan UK. With Emma Barnett.

Tamara Mellon, co-founder and former Chief Executive of Jimmy Choo shoes on her life and business ventures. Kacey Musgraves sings live in the studio. Advertising Powerlister Cilla Snowball. Aid agencies are failing the world's girls says the children's charity Plan International. Kerry Smith from Plan UK and Cat Carter from Save the Children discuss how to better protect adolescent girls in devastated countries. Verdi's women, soprano Claire Rutter tells us about the challenges of singing Verdi.

Presented by Emma Barnett

Produced by Ruth Watts.

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Emma Barnett
Interviewed Guest
Tamara Mellon
Interviewed Guest
Cilla Snowball
Interviewed Guest
Kacey Musgraves
Interviewed Guest
Kerry Smith
Interviewed Guest
Cat Carter
Interviewed Guest
Claire Rutter
Producer
Ruth Watts
Editor
Alice Feinstein

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Lads' mags; Women on boards; Teen virgins

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Do lads' mags deserve a place alongside the weekly groceries? With Anita Anand.

Do lads' mags deserve a place alongside the weekly groceries? MP Caroline Lucas on the latest attempt to ban them from supermarkets. Anita Anand presents the female perspective.

Do lads' mags deserve a place alongside the weekly groceries? Green Party MP Caroline Lucas on the latest attempt to have them banned by supermarkets. Five top-listed FTSE companies still have no women on their boards. Woman's Hour re-issues its challenge to senior executives to explain why their boardrooms are a male-only affair. A new Channel 4 documentary follows a group of teenagers thinking about having sex for the first time, some under the age of consent. If you're a parent, how do you approach the loss of virginity? We talk to the mother of one 15-year girl featured and to agony aunt and Parentline Plus trustee Suzie Hayman.

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Anita Anand
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Ruth Watts

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Amanda Holden; Vicky Pryce; Extraordinary women of the 'fifties

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Amanda Holden on marriage, divorce, and her risky pregnancy. With Jane Garvey.

Amanda Holden on marriage, divorce and her risky pregnancy. Vicky Pryce responds to government plans for women prisoners to serve sentences closer to home. With Jane Garvey.

Amanda Holden on marriage, divorce, and her risky pregnancy. Vicky Pryce responds to government plans for women prisoners to serve sentences closer to home. Conservative MP Margot James and shadow attorney general Emily Thornberry MP discuss developments in rape cases. Journalist Rachel Cooke on the ten extraordinary characters who challenge the traditional view of women in the 1950s.

Presenter: Jane Garvey.

Producer: Ruth Watts.

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Presenter
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest
Amanda Holden
Interviewed Guest
Vicky Pryce
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Margot James
Interviewed Guest
Emily Thornberry
Interviewed Guest
Rachel Cooke
Producer
Ruth Watts

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Laura Jurd; Refusing chemotherapy; Adult at 25?

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Laura Jurd brings her trumpet to the studio for a spot of jazz improv. With Jenni Murray.

Laura Jurd brings her trumpet to the studio for a spot of jazz improv, Sally Becker explains why she refused chemotherapy, and does adulthood begin at 25? Jenni Murray presents.

Laura Jurd brings her trumpet to the Woman's Hour studio for a spot of jazz improvisation. Sally Becker explains why she has refused chemotherapy and discusses the potential impact of her decision. The TUC says that today is Equal Pay Day and the period from now until the end of the year represents the fifteen per cent gender pay gap - so, what's being done to close it? Does adulthood begin at 25 - we hear about the scientific evidence which may suggest it does. And, sometimes playful, other times rather darker - we explore the art of flirting in Shakespeare.

Presenter: Jenni Murray

Producer: Ruth Watts

Editor: Alice Feinstein.

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Presenter
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest
Laura Jurd
Interviewed Guest
Sally Becker
Interviewed Guest
Maria Miller
Interviewed Guest
Laverne Antrobus
Interviewed Guest
Samantha Spiro
Interviewed Guest
Peggy Reynolds
Producer
Ruth Watts
Editor
Alice Feinstein

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Woman's Hour Takeover Episode 3: Naomi Alderman

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Naomi Alderman guest edits, Jane Garvey presents.

Guest editor Naomi Alderman celebrates some of the game-changing women in science and technology. Jane Garvey presents.

Naomi Alderman, today's Guest Editor, investigates why transgender women don't always feel welcomed by feminists and why some feminists have a problem with including them, with Paris Lees and Finn MacKay. She celebrates some of the game changing women in science and technology and talks to Dr Rivka Isaacson about her work. Naomi is joined by Reni Eddo Lodge and Sarah Hughes to discuss whether TV dramas like Game of Thrones or The Fall are problematic for women. And she looks at public speaking with Professor Lis Howell and Rachel Caldecott - why is it so dominated by men? Jane Garvey presents.

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Presenter
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest
Naomi Alderman
Interviewed Guest
Lis Howell
Interviewed Guest
Rachel Caldecott
Interviewed Guest
Reni Eddo-Lodge
Interviewed Guest
Sarah Hughes
Interviewed Guest
Paris Lees
Interviewed Guest
Finn Mackay
Interviewed Guest
Rivka Isaacson
Producer
Laura Northedge
Producer
Karen Dalziel
Producer
Ruth Watts
Producer
Beverley Purcell

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Juliette Binoche; Victoria Coren; Lindsey Davis

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Victoria Coren Mitchell on her poker wins and Juliette Binoche on her new film.

Jenni Murray offers a female perspective, including Juliette Binoche on her new film A Thousand Times Goodnight and Victoria Coren Mitchell on winning £1.5 million at poker.

Jenni speaks to Victoria Coren Mitchell about becoming the first two-time winner of the European Poker Tour with lifetime winnings of £1.5 million.

Juliette Binoche discusses playing a war photographer in her latest film A Thousand Times Goodnight.

We hear about the career opportunities open to women in John Lewis - 150 years ago.

Jenni talks to Lindsey Davis about her 27th novel and the enduring appeal of Ancient Rome as the backdrop to her popular crime stories.

And the women who take part in roller derbies - what drives them to train so hard?

Presenter: Jenni Murray

Producer: Ruth Watts.

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Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest
Juliette Binoche
Interviewed Guest
Lindsey Davis
Interviewed Guest
Victoria Coren Mitchell
Interviewed Guest
Judy Faraday
Producer
Ruth Watts

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Kirsty Wark on misogyny; Nazneen Rahman; Mindfulness

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Jane Garvey discusses whether misogyny is on the rise with Kirsty Wark.

Jane Garvey discusses whether misogyny is on the rise with Kirsty Wark and talks to game-changer Nazneen Rahman about her pioneering work in clinical genetics.

Jane Garvey talks to Kirsty Wark about her new documentary which looks at whether offensive sexism and misogyny is on the rise.

Professor Nazneen Rahman is number three game-changer on the Woman's Hour Power List 2014 and a pioneer in the field of clinical genetics. We hear about the potential benefits of testing for women with breast and ovarian cancers.

70 MPs and peers have attended classes in mindfulness - so what could this, relatively new, development in the field of mental health have to offer the rest of us?

And in August 2006 the image of schoolgirl Molly Campbell dominated the media. She disappeared from the Outer Hebrides where she lived with her mother, spending the next few years in Pakistan with her father and siblings. Jane talks to Molly and her mother about a new play which focuses on their untold story.

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Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest
Kirsty Wark
Interviewed Guest
Nazneen Rahman
Interviewed Guest
Tracey Crouch
Interviewed Guest
Lisa Stevenson
Interviewed Guest
Rebecca Crane
Interviewed Guest
Sudha Bhuchar
Producer
Ruth Watts

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Stevie Smith; Autism; Losing a parent

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Jane Garvey talks to Benjamin Brooks-Dutton about coping with grief and caring for a child

A female perspective on the world. Jane Garvey talks to Wendy Lawson about autism and hears about the legacy of poet Stevie Smith.

Jane Garvey talks to Benjamin Brooks-Dutton about grieving for your partner and how you help a child to build memories of a dead parent.

As a new play about her life goes on stage at the Minerva Theatre in Chichester, we discuss the significance and legacy of poet Stevie Smith.

Dr Wendy Lawson on her experiences of autism and why so many women don't get diagnosed.

And, from the archive of the Imperial War Museum - we hear a first hand account of the life of World War I signaller Annie May Martin.

Presenter: Jane Garvey

Producer: Ruth Watts.

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Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest
Wendy Lawson
Interviewed Guest
Benjamin Brooks-Dutton
Interviewed Guest
Will May
Interviewed Guest
Catherine Smith
Interviewed Guest
Melanie Donnelly
Producer
Ruth Watts

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Nora Ephron; Sylvia Ann Hewlett; Monica Porter on dating

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Jenni Murray talks to Monica Porter about her year of dating dangerously.

Jenni Murray talks to Sylvia Ann Hewlett about executive presence and hears about why coronary heart disease is the biggest killer of women in their late 60s and 70s.

Jenni talks to Monica Porter about her year of dating dangerously.

More than 900,000 women in the UK are living with coronary heart disease and it's the biggest killer of women aged between 65 and 79. We hear about the risk factors and what we can do about them.

Sylvia Ann Hewlett explains what executive presence is, why women so often lack it and how you might go about getting it.

Hadley Freeman on how she draws inspiration from the words and wisdom of the late Nora Ephron.

And, we hear about the Iranian women engaged in the stealthy freedom campaign and why they're posting pictures of themselves not wearing the hijab.

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Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest
Monica Porter
Interviewed Guest
Sylvia Ann Hewlett
Interviewed Guest
Hadley Freeman
Interviewed Guest
Maureen Talbot
Interviewed Guest
Masih Alinejad
Producer
Ruth Watts

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Lorrie Moore; Lynn Forester de Rothschild; Incontinence

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Jane Garvey talks to Lynn Forester de Rothschild about inclusive capitalism.

Jane Garvey talks to Lynn Forester de Rothschild about inclusive capitalism, and to Lorrie Moore about her latest collection of short stories, Bark.

Jane Garvey talks to Lynn Forester de Rothschild about why she thinks you can tackle inequality and keep shareholders happy at the same time.

Lorrie Moore discusses her latest collection of short stories - Bark.

Three quarters of women have never sought help for urinary incontinence - we discuss what can be done about it.

And, we look at what the results of the 2014 European and Local Elections will mean for women.

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Presenter
Jane Garvey
Producer
Ruth Watts
Interviewed Guest
Lynn Forester de Rothschild
Interviewed Guest
Lorrie Moore
Interviewed Guest
Drude Dahlerup
Interviewed Guest
Polly Trenow
Interviewed Guest
Kate Mann

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Impact of the Rolf Harris case, Bonnie Greer, Victoria Milligan

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Jane Garvey discusses the impact of the guilty verdicts in the Rolf Harris case.

Jane Garvey discusses the impact of the verdicts in the Rolf Harris case, Bonnie Greer talks about her memoirs and Victoria Milligan discusses life after a tragic accident.

Jane Garvey discusses the impact of the guilty verdicts in the Rolf Harris case with Joan Smith and criminal lawyer, Marion Smullen.

Victoria Milligan on how she has faced the future after the death of her husband and daughter in a speedboat accident last summer.

Bonnie Greer talks about her mother, role models and her early life - all of which feature in her autobiography.

And, Lib Dem, minister Jo Swinson talks about flexible working - and is joined by her husband Duncan Hames MP to discuss how they manage their work life balance with a small child.

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Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest
Joan Smith
Interviewed Guest
Marion Smullen
Interviewed Guest
Victoria Milligan
Interviewed Guest
Bonnie Greer
Interviewed Guest
Jo Swinson
Interviewed Guest
Duncan Hames
Producer
Ruth Watts
Editor
Rebecca Stratford

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Power-lister Carol Black; Mood marketing; Children in Need

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WH power-lister Dame Carol Black on her leading role in medicine. With Jane Garvey.

WH power-lister Professor Dame Carol Black on her leading role in medicine. Are advertisers targeting your mood? And why the RCM say one-in-four midwives are thinking of leaving.

Power Lister Professor Dame Carol Black on her route from history graduate to becoming one of the country's leading doctors. The message behind this week's drama inspired by real life stories of child exploitation and grooming. A quarter of midwives are so disenchanted with the profession that they're thinking of leaving according to a survey of more than a thousand members of the Royal College of Midwives which it is publishing ahead of its annual conference. Two experts from organisations supported by Children in Need discuss identifying those at risk. It's Monday and if you don't feel your best, that's no surprise according to one American study. In theory that makes it a good day for advertisers to bombard you with products to give you a lift. To what extent do they gauge our moods and do they get it right? Ex-nanny Nina Stibbe on her role in the domestic set-up of an unusual literary family.

Presenter: Jane Garvey.

Producer: Ruth Watts.

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Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest
Carol Black
Interviewed Guest
Nina Stibbe
Interviewed Guest
Cathy Warwick
Producer
Ruth Watts

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Rebranding feminism; WH power-lister Pinky Lilani

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What is being done for women who have been left 'painfully vulnerable' in the Philippines?

Jane Garvey on rebranding feminism, 100 plays that put women centre-stage, and what is being done to assist the women who have been left 'painfully vulnerable' in the Philippines.

Does feminism need a rebrand? Thousands of girls and women have been left "painfully vulnerable" in the typhoon-struck Philippines, according to the International Development Secretary Justine Greening - we hear the latest from the region. Why the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists is proposing restrictions on labiaplasty in both NHS and private clinics following a rise in the number of women seeking the procedure. Plus Powerlister Pinky Lilani on the importance of networking in helping you achieve success and a hundred plays that showcase women's talents putting them centre stage.

Presented by Jane Garvey

Produced by Ruth Watts.

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Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest
Lorraine Candy
Interviewed Guest
Caroline Criado-Perez
Interviewed Guest
Lucy Kerbel
Interviewed Guest
Diane Samuels
Interviewed Guest
Pinky Lilani
Interviewed Guest
Suzi Leather
Interviewed Guest
Lih-Mei Liao
Producer
Ruth Watts

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Power List Scientists: Jocelyn Bell Burnell; Ann Dowling; Wendy Hall

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Jane Garvey is joined by some of the top scientists on the WH Power List.

A special edition of Woman's Hour bringing together some of the top women in science. Jane Garvey speaks to WH power-listers Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Ann Dowling and Wendy Hall.

We often hear about the shortage of women working in science, technology and engineering. But there are women at the very top of their field and ten per cent of the women on the Power List are working in science.

Jane is joined by three of the leading women in science and Power Listers all - the astrophysicist, Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell; engineer, Professor Dame Ann Dowling; and, pioneering developer of web science, Professor Dame Wendy Hall. They'll be talking about their lives and work - and what can be done to inspire and encourage more women to go into science and pursue a career.

We also hear from graduate students at Newnham College, Cambridge about their first taste of research and from particle physicist Dr Claire Timlin about her early career experiences, including the time she spent at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.

Presenter: Jane Garvey

Producer: Ruth Watts.

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Presenter
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest
Jocelyn Bell Burnell
Interviewed Guest
Ann Dowling
Interviewed Guest
Wendy Hall
Interviewed Guest
Claire Timlin
Producer
Ruth Watts
Editor
Anne Peacock

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Christmas traditions; Digital nun; Childless by circumstance

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Jane Garvey takes your calls to share your favourite Christmas traditions.

Your favourite Christmas traditions; In the kitchen with the digital nun; Coping with the festivities when you're childless by circumstance, not choice. Jane Garvey presents.

Call Woman's Hour on 03700 100 444 to share your favourite Christmas traditions. We want to hear about the little rituals and customs, however strange or unconventional, that make your Christmas so special.

Time for something a little more spiritual in our kitchen series as we meet Sister Catherine Wybourne, also known as the digital nun, who lives in a community of Benedictine nuns in Herefordshire.

And how to make the most of Christmas as a childless woman with Jody Day, who runs a support group for women who wanted children but have none. She has suggestions on coping with family assumptions and pressures, including how to enjoy being an aunt without turning into a childcare martyr and how to think about your own sadness at a time when you might be continually told 'it's all about the children'.

Presenter: Jane Garvey

Producer: Ruth Watts

Editor: Karen Dalziel.

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Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest
Catherine Wybourne
Interviewed Guest
Jody Day
Producer
Ruth Watts
Editor
Karen Dalziel

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Weekend Woman's Hour: Why the Queen topped the Power List; Gail Rebuck; Baroness Hale; Dido Harding

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Jane Garvey presents highlights from interviews with the women on the first WH Power List.

Jane Garvey presents highlights from the interviews with the women on the first WH Power List. She is joined by Eve Pollard, who chaired the judges, and by historian Kate Williams.

Jane Garvey is joined by Eve Pollard, who chaired the judges of the first Power List and by the historian, Kate Williams to talk about the woman who topped the list - Her Majesty The Queen. We also speak to some of the women who featured on the Power List, including the leading publisher, Dame Gail Rebuck; the only woman on the Supreme Court, Baroness Hale; Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies; and the Home Secretary, Theresa May and her Shadow, Yvette Cooper.

Presented by Jane Garvey

Produced and edited by Ruth Watts.

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Jane Garvey
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Eve Pollard
Interviewed Guest
Kate Williams
Interviewed Guest
Yvette Cooper
Interviewed Guest
Sally Davies
Interviewed Guest
Cressida Dick
Interviewed Guest
Brenda Hale
Interviewed Guest
Dido Harding
Interviewed Guest
Theresa May
Interviewed Guest
Heather Rabbatts
Interviewed Guest
Gail Rebuck
Producer
Ruth Watts

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Elif Shafak on Turkey; Music industry; Tory candidate selections; Accents over the years

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Jenni Murray talks to Elif Shafak about the lives of women in the MINT country, Turkey.

Jenni Murray hears about the women working behind the scenes in the music industry. And what progress are the Tories making to find women candidates to field at the next election?

Dr Sarah Wollaston MP joins Jenni to talk about whether the Conservatives are doing enough to increase the number of women candidates selected to run at the next election.

Female performers are hugely visible in the music industry - but what of those behind the scenes? We look at the work of women in business and technical roles.

Turkey is one of the world's fastest growing economies. However, with just one in four women looking for work, economic participation is the lowest of all the MINT countries. Elif Shafak and Alev Scott join us to discuss life for women in Turkey today.

And we delve into the Woman's Hour archive to hear how the accents of our guests and presenters have changed.

Presenter: Jenni Murray

Producer: Rebecca Myatt

Editor: Ruth Watts.

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Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest
Elif Shafak
Interviewed Guest
Alev Scott
Interviewed Guest
Sarah Wollaston
Interviewed Guest
Amy Morgan
Interviewed Guest
Mandy Parnell
Interviewed Guest
Jo Charrington
Interviewed Guest
Anne Karpf
Producer
Rebecca Myatt
Editor
Ruth Watts

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How do you feel when you look in the mirror?

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Jane Garvey asks why we spend so much time worrying about our physical appearance.

How do you feel when you look in the mirror? How much is your self-worth caught up in the way you look? And why can so many of us not stop worrying about it? With Jane Garvey.

Why do so many of us worry that we're too fat, too thin, too old, or simply, just not attractive enough?

Jane Garvey is joined by the psychotherapist and author of Bodies and Fat is A Feminist Issue, Susie Orbach. And we want to hear how much your self worth is caught up with your body image? How much time do you spend thinking negatively about the way you look? How much effort do you put into trying to change yourself through diet, hair dye, magic face creams, make-up or even surgery? And if you are immune to this way of thinking, do tell us how?

We'll be taking calls from 8am, so if you would like to take part the number will be 03700 100 444, or you can tweet us @BBCWomansHour or send us an email on the website

Presenter: Jane Garvey

Producer: Lucinda Montefiore

Editor: Ruth Watts.

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Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest
Susie Orbach
Interviewed Guest
Emma Burnell
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Lucinda Montefiore
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Ruth Watts

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