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Agony Aunts, Katy Morgan-Davis, Women as Councillors,

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How relevant are agony aunts in the 21st century and women standing as local councillors.

Now that we can google everything, do we still need agony aunts to offer us comfort and advice? Population growth and how to stabilise it through universal access to contraception.

Now that we can google everything do we still need agony aunts to push us in the right direction and offer us comfort and advice?

In 2013 Katy escaped a communist cult in south London after 30 years in captivity. The story made headlines around the world. But what was most shocking is that Katy was born into the collective. it was all she had ever known. Five years on, Katy has written a memoir about her life, Caged Bird.

Only 33% of local councillors are women. We've been following 2 women who stood as local councillors for the first time in the local Elections last week. Kindy Sandhu stood as a Labour councillor in Earlsdon, Coventry.

On 9 May inclusive dance company Step Change Studios will present FUSION - the UK's first inclusive Latin and Ballroom dance-inspired showcase at Sadler's Wells Lilian Baylis Studio. Jane talks to the founder of the dance company and to one of the performers.

Presenter: Jane Garvey

Interviewed guest: Katy Morgan-Davis

Interviewed guest: Viv Groskop

Interviewed guest: Gemma Cairney

Interviewed guest: Kindy Sandhu

Interviewed guest: Rashmi Becker

Interviewed guest: Adrienne Armorer

Reporter: Felicity Finch

Producer: Lucinda Montefiore.

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Presenter
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest
Katy Morgan-Davis
Interviewed Guest
Viv Groskop
Interviewed Guest
Gemma Cairney
Interviewed Guest
Kindy Sandhu
Interviewed Guest
Rashmi Becker
Interviewed Guest
Adrienne Armorer
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Felicity Finch
Producer
Lucinda Montefiore

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Woman's Lab: Body Image

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Woman's Hour tackles issues and tests solutions in Woman's Lab.

Woman's Hour tackles issues and tests solutions in Woman's Lab. This edition looks at body image, exploring how women can become less judgemental about their bodies.

Woman's Lab: where Woman's Hour tackles issues and test solutions. Today, its body image. Presenters Gemma Cairney, Gia Milinovich and Michelle Dewberry take up the challenge over three days on the beaches of sunny Margate. They explore some practical ways to help us be less judgemental about what we see in the mirror. They meet real women, businesses, diet and fitness industry professionals and body experts. Can they finally crack how we can be happier with our bodies? Gemma Cairney goes on a bohemian adventure, inspired by taking her clothes off in a life drawing class. She tries to convince the women of Margate to do the same. Gia Milinovich's scientific research takes her on a journey through muscle gyms, bum toning machines and mindfulness. Apprentice winner Michelle Dewberry struggles with a challenge that's not about making money, but spurred on by her own emotional relationship with her body, she creates a piece of installation art. Will the women of Margate think they're onto something?

Producer and presenter: Deborah Coughlin

Producers: Nicky Birch, Alannah Chance, Eva Krysiak, Jo Meek.

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Deborah Coughlin
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Deborah Coughlin
Producer
Nicky Birch
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Alannah Chance
Producer
Eva Krysiak
Producer
Jo Meek
Interviewed Guest
Gemma Cairney
Interviewed Guest
Michelle Dewberry
Interviewed Guest
Gia Milinovich
Interviewed Guest
Martin Daubney
Interviewed Guest
Viren Swami
Interviewed Guest
Melissa Atkinson

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Black beauty pageants, Wannabe, Stepmothers, Dark fiction, Jewish salon

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A look at Miss Black and Beautiful, the first major exhibition of Raphael Albert's work.

Programme that offers a female perspective on the world. Jenni Murray looks at Miss Black and Beautiful, the first major exhibition of the work of Raphael Albert.

Miss Black and Beautiful is the first major exhibition of the work of Raphael Albert, the cultural promoter and photographer of black beauty pageants in west London from the late 1960s to the 1980s. Jenni speaks to Renée Mussai, the exhibition's curator.

Twenty years after its first release, the Spice Girls' hit Wannabe has been remade, with a new video calling for an end to violence against women ahead of a United Nations meeting. Jenni speaks to director of the video, MJ Delaney and BBC Radio 1 presenter Gemma Cairney.

What is it really like to be a step parent? Jenni speaks to four listeners who share their own experiences of taking on the role of mum.

We look at the attraction of reading psychological thrillers like The Widow, Disclaimer, Stranger on A Train and Gone Girl. Why do we enjoy grappling with an unreliable narrator, being taken to a dark, corrupt, sometimes evil place. Why is it that women are so good at writing these types of books? Jenni speaks to writers Sabine Durrant and Ruth Ware.

The Salon is a series from the BBC World Service looking at women's lives and identities as expressed through their relationship with their hair and their hairdressers around the world. Chaya is a member of London's Orthodox Jewish community and she spoke to reporter Charlotte Pritchard.

Presenter: Jenni Murray.

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Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest
Sabine Durrant
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Ruth Ware
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MJ Delaney
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Gemma Cairney
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Renee Mussai
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Alison undefined
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Charlotte Pritchard

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Woman's Hour at 70: Poll results

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Woman's Hour celebrates its 70th birthday in the BBC Radio Theatre.

Poll results: What is life like for women in 2016? Bake-Off star Nadiya Hussain, historian Amanda Vickery, journalist Eve Pollard and Radio 1 presenter Gemma Cairney discuss.

Woman's Hour celebrates its 70th birthday with a live audience. Presenters Jenni and Jane are joined by Bake-Off star Nadiya Hussain, historian Amanda Vickery, journalist Eve Pollard and Radio 1 presenter Gemma Cairney. The panel discuss the results of a poll specially commissioned to find out about UK women's lives in 2016. How has life changed for women at home and at work from 1946 to the present day?

Presenters: Jane Garvey and Jenni Murray

Producer: Rebecca Myatt.

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Jane Garvey
Presenter
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest
Nadiya Hussain
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Amanda Vickery
Interviewed Guest
Eve Pollard
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Gemma Cairney
Producer
Rebecca Myatt

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Weekend Woman's Hour: Jess Gillam - saxophonist and BBC Young Musician finalist, 70th birthday highlights.

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Jenni Murray talks to Jess Gillam, saxophonist and BBC Young Musician finalist.

Jess Gillam - saxophonist and BBC Young Musician finalist, highlights of the 70th birthday programme, and how life has changed for women at home and work since the programme began.

Jess Gillam made history as the first ever saxophonist to win the Woodwind Final of BBC Young Musician of the Year 2016. She'll be part of of WHYdentity the BBC Concert Orchestra Young Programmers Takeover at the Royal Festival Hall next weekend. She performs live in the studio.

As it's announced that 21 of the 250 girls abducted more than two years ago in Northern Nigeria have been released, Theresa Ikoko discusses her play 'Girls' telling the story of a friendship between three young women who are abducted by a militant group.

Highlights from our 70th Anniversary Programme and the results of a poll specially commissioned to find out about UK women's lives in 2016.

The Bad Sex Award has been running since 1983. Founded by the Literary Review, it honours the author who's written the worst sex scenes of the year. Alice Leveen and Lisa Moylett discuss if we need a Good Sex Award.

French cook Eugenie Brazier gave her name to La Mère Brazier - once the most famous restaurant in France. Food writer Drew Smithk tells us why he thinks her food started modern French gastronomy.Plus should you be allowed longer maternity leave if your baby is premature. And Author Professor Emma Tarlo talks about the trade in human hair that's become a billion dollar industry.

Presented by Jenni Murray

Producer: Sophie Powling

Editor: Beverley Purcell.

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Presenter
Jenni Murray
Producer
Sophie Powling
Editor
Beverley Purcell
Interviewed Guest
Nadiya Hussain
Interviewed Guest
Amanda Vickery
Interviewed Guest
Eve Pollard
Interviewed Guest
Gemma Cairney
Interviewed Guest
Alice Leveen
Interviewed Guest
Lisa Moylett
Interviewed Guest
Jess Gillam
Interviewed Guest
Emma Tarlo
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Eugenie Brazier
Interviewed Guest
Theresa Ikoko
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Catriona Ogilvy
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Caroline Davey

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Hillary Clinton

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Hillary Clinton on 'Hard Choices' and her life at the political top table.

Hillary Clinton talks to Jenni Murray about life at the political top table, chronicled in her new book, Hard Choices.

Hillary Clinton was offered the post of US Secretary of State in 2008 by Barack Obama who just months earlier had been her rival for the Democratic Party's nomination for the presidency. She took the job and with it the challenges of representing her country on the world stage. She talks to Jenni about her new book "Hard Choices', about the tough decisions she faced in shaping US foreign policy.

In 1973 Billie Jean King performed in the most watched tennis match ever. She played former tennis champion and keen chauvinist Bobby Riggs in The Battle of the Sexes. In a treat from our Archive she talks about a documentary made to mark the 40th anniversary of the match

Vera Brittain, author of Testament of Youth published a controversial pamphlet in 1943 which argued against the Allied use of saturation bombing in Germany during the Second World War. The German city of Hamburg, two thirds of which was destroyed by Allied bombs has decided to honour her by naming a canal after her. Her daughter Baroness Shirley Williams and her friend Helge Rubinstein travelled back to the City last week and describe what it was like to receive the honour which, for different reasons, celebrates both their mothers.

Glastonbury kicked-off the festival season in true muddy-style last weekend. We look at festival fashion, come rain or come shine. BBC Radio 1 presenter and fashion stylist Gemma Cairney joins us after several days looking good in the fields of Somerset, to tell us what's hot and what's not, and her big tips for a successful festival look this summer.

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Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest
Hillary Clinton
Interviewed Guest
Shirley Williams
Interviewed Guest
Helge Rubinstein
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Gemma Cairney
Producer
Beverley Purcell
Editor
Rebecca Stratford

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Weekend Woman's Hour: Hillary Clinton

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Hillary Clinton on her memoir Hard Choices, about life in frontline politics.

Woman's Hour highlights. Hillary Clinton talks about her memoir. The impact of the successful prosecution of Rolf Harris. And how to protect the kids when you divorce or separate.

Hillary Clinton lost the race to be democratic candidate in the 2008 American Presidential Election. It had been a bruising battle with Barack Obama, and she surprised many by accepting his offer of a job as US Secretary of State. For four years she travelled to 112 countries covering nearly a million miles. She talks about her memoir Hard Choices, covering those four years.

Rolf Harris was jailed on Friday. He's the highest profile celebrity to be convicted for indecent assault since Operation Yewtree was set-up. Has anything changed? What is the impact of these cases for women and children, and those who experience abuse?

By the age of 16, 44 per cent of all children in the UK do not live with both of their birth parents. Almost all divorces and separations are tough, some are very difficult indeed, and all will have a lasting impact on the children involved. Listeners shared their experiences with psychologist Penelope Leach and Penny Mansfield, Director of the couples and families charity One Plus One.

And Glastonbury has kicked-off a summer of festivals - so what does the stylish fan wear, whatever the weather?

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Presenter
Jane Garvey
Producer
Emma Wallace
Editor
Beverley Purcell
Interviewed Guest
Hillary Clinton
Interviewed Guest
Joan Smith
Interviewed Guest
Marion Smullen
Interviewed Guest
John Cameron
Interviewed Guest
Penelope Leach
Interviewed Guest
Penny Mansfield
Interviewed Guest
Gemma Cairney

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Mark Gatiss, American Hustle reviewed, Albums of 2013

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Mark Gatiss, American Hustle reviewed and the best albums of 2013.

Arts news, interviews and reviews with Mark Lawson. Including Mark Gatiss, American Hustle reviewed and the best albums of 2013.

With Mark Lawson.

Oscar contender American Hustle stars Christian Bale and Amy Adams as a pair of con artists who are forced to help the FBI in a huge sting operation, but things go awry when Bale's erstwhile wife, Jennifer Lawrence, gets involved. Critic Antonia Quirke delivers her verdict.

It would be hard to miss Mark Gatiss' work over the course of the holiday period. On Christmas day, he makes his directorial debut with The Tractate Middoth and follows it with Ghost Writer, a documentary about M.R. James, who wrote the original story upon which his drama is based. Earlier in the day, there's a chance to catch up on his bio-pic about the beginnings of Dr Who, An Adventure In Space And Time. New Year's Day sees the start of a new series of Sherlock, which Gatiss co-created and takes a supporting role as Holmes' brother, Mycroft. Meanwhile, the actor-writer-director is appearing on stage in London in a new version of Coriolanus.

2013 has been an eventful year in music, bookended by surprise albums from David Bowie and Beyonce and featuring the rise of 17 year old New Zealander Lorde and a chart topping album from Rod Stewart, his first UK number 1 since 1976. For those who are dazzled by the choice, Gemma Cairney, Sara Mohr-Pietsch and Kate Mossman join Mark to give their recommendations for the pop, classical and alternative albums of the year.

Producer: Dymphna Flynn.

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Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest
Antonia Quirke
Interviewed Guest
Gemma Cairney
Interviewed Guest
Sara Mohr-Pietsch
Interviewed Guest
Kate Mossman
Interviewed Guest
Paul Hayward
Producer
Dymphna Flynn

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Woman's Hour Power List 2015: Influencers

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The Power List's top ten women who have the most influence in the UK are revealed.

Presented by Jenni Murray and Jane Garvey. The Woman's Hour Power List's top ten women with the most influence in the UK are named in a programme from the Radio Theatre in London.

The Power List's top ten women, judged to have the most influence in the UK are revealed in a live programme broadcast from the Radio Theatre in London. Presenters Jenni Murray and Jane Garvey are joined on stage by this year's judging panel - chair Emma Barnett, Sarah Vine, Helena Kennedy QC, Gemma Cairney, Jane Shepherdson - plus special guests.

Presenters: Jenni Murray and Jane Garvey

Producer: Anne Peacock.

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Presenter
Jane Garvey
Presenter
Jenni Murray
Panellist
Emma Barnett
Panellist
Sarah Vine
Panellist
Helena Kennedy
Panellist
Gemma Cairney
Panellist
Jane Shepherdson
Producer
Anne Peacock

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Weekend Woman's Hour: Woman's Hour 2015 Power List - Influencers

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The unveiling of the Woman's Hour 2015 Power List: Influencers. Jane Garvey presents.

The Woman's Hour 2015 Power List: Influencers. Plus being a music agent and comedian Bridget Christie on 'A Book for Her (and for him, if he can read)'. Jane Garvey presents.

An opportunity to hear some of Wednesday's Programme when we unveiled this year's Woman's Hour 2015 Power List; Influencers.

A global call for DNA samples to identify genetic links with anorexia - and the UK trial that's trying to get early treatment for the disorder.

What's it like to be an agent in the music business? Emma Banks leading agent at CAA Creative Artists Agency, tells us.

Plus Royal Navy Reservist Michelle Ping on her work in Helmand Province in Afghanistan and her role training the Armed Forces and health workers deployed to tackle Ebola in Sierra Leone. And comedian Bridget Christie on A Book For Her - and Him if He Can Read.

Presented by Jane Garvey.

Producer: Helen Fitzhenry

Editor Beverley Purcell.

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Presenter
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest
Sarah Vine
Interviewed Guest
Helena Kennedy
Interviewed Guest
Emma Barnett
Interviewed Guest
Jane Shepherdson
Interviewed Guest
Gemma Cairney
Interviewed Guest
Emma Banks
Interviewed Guest
Bridget Christie
Interviewed Guest
Michelle Ping
Producer
Helen Fitzhenry
Editor
Beverley Purcell

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Saturday Live

Gemma Cairney

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Richard Coles and Aasmah Mir are joined by Radio 1's Gemma Cairney.

Richard Coles and Aasmah Mir meet Radio 1 DJ Gemma Cairney, WW2 vet and the UK first black mayor Sam King, and the cellist Rachael Lander. Plus Anthony Head's Inheritance Tracks.

Richard Coles and Aasmah Mir are joined by Radio 1 DJ Gemma Cairney, former engineer Sam King from Jamaica, who served with the RAF during the Second World War. Now 88 years-old he talks to Saturday Live about his life, legacy and the Notting Hill Carnival. Annabel Tellis Tunley emigrated with her family to Australia in 2004 and is running a project where she calls a Facebook friend, old or new every day. Some of them she hasn't spoken to for up to 40 years. Cellist and recovering alcoholic Rachael Lander on how she's rebuilding her career and looking forward to motherhood, Captain Andrew Wilkins who helps people overcome their fear of flying. He has recreated the interior of an aircraft where nervous flyers learn to 'fly' the plane themselves. The actor Anthony Head shares his Inheritance Tracks and JP Devlin will be in the studio reading your emails and waiting to take your calls.

Gemma Cairney can be heard BBC Radio 1, Monday to Friday 4:00-6:30am

Rachael Lander can be seen in Addicts Symphony, Wednesday 27th August 11pm Channel 4

Sam King's 'Climbing Up the Rough Side of the Mountain', Upfront Publishing; New edition 2004

Anthony Head inherits Adagio for Strings by Samuel Barber, arranged for string orchestra from the second movement of his String Quartet, Op. 11 and Highway, Highway by Stephen Allen Davies

Producer: Maire Devine.

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Presenter
Richard Coles
Presenter
Aasmah Mir
Presenter
JP Devlin
Interviewed Guest
Gemma Cairney
Interviewed Guest
Sam King
Interviewed Guest
Annabel Tellis Tunley
Interviewed Guest
Rachael Lander
Interviewed Guest
Andrew Wilkins
Interviewed Guest
Anthony Head
Producer
Maire Devine

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Suzi Perry

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Suzi Perry joins Richard Coles and Aasmah Mir in listener Philip's house in Wolverhampton.

For Listener Week, the programme comes from Philip Farmers's house in Wolverhampton. Guests include Suzi Perry, with the Inheritance Snacks of Rob Hawkins.

It's listener week on Saturday Live with Reverend Richard Coles and Aasmah Mir.

We've accepted Philip Farmer's invitation to come to his house in Wolverhampton. Philip, his wife Sarah and daughter Hannah discuss their city.

BBC Formula 1 presenter Suzi Perry, recently nominated as one of the Wolverhampton's Famous Daughters, will be talking about her connection to the city, Wolverhampton Wanderers and working behind the scenes at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre.

Sharing their undiscovered claims to fame will be Bob Saunders the man who makes The Phantom of the Opera Masks. Roy Perry reveals himself as the man who mapped Guernsey and James Bond boat driver John Pleace talks about his experiences.

Listener Rob Hawkins wanted to swap Inheritance Tracks for his Inheritance Snacks. He's chosen Spaghetti Carbonara and Liver, Bacon and Mushrooms on Toast.

Gemma Cairney will be talking to local people including sculptor and medallist Ron Dutton. He's behind a 1999 £2 coin design, the plaque for Wolverhampton's Famous Sons and Daughters, and his portrait is about to be unveiled at City Art Gallery. Gwen Sanchirico discusses her journey from New York IT worker to Wolverhampton brewer. Sham Sharma explains how locals helped him rebuild his business after the 2011 riots and why he's now running a fusion café.

Producer: Claire Bartleet

Editor: Karen Dalziel.

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Presenter
Richard Coles
Presenter
Aasmah Mir
Reporter
Gemma Cairney
Interviewed Guest
Suzi Perry
Interviewed Guest
Bob Saunders
Interviewed Guest
Roy Perry
Interviewed Guest
John Pleace
Interviewed Guest
Rob Hawkins
Interviewed Guest
Ron Dutton
Interviewed Guest
Gwen Sanchirico
Interviewed Guest
Sham Sharma
Producer
Claire Bartleet
Editor
Karen Dalziel

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Jennifer Lawrence on Joy; a cultural look ahead to 2016

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Jennifer Lawrence on her new film Joy, and a cultural look ahead to 2016.

Jennifer Lawrence on her new film Joy, book critic Alex Clark recommends her alternative Christmas novel, and a guide to theatre, music and visual arts in 2016.

Jennifer Lawrence, star of The Hunger Games, Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle, discusses her latest David O. Russell film Joy, a biopic about the successful American business woman and entrepreneur who invented the Miracle Mop.

A curated guide to the arts in 2016 with theatre critic Matt Wolf, art historian Richard Cork, and broadcaster Gemma Cairney.

And as we enter the last days of frantic preparations, journalist and book critic Alex Clark suggests an alternative Christmas novel as an antidote to the usual festive fare.

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John Wilson
Interviewed Guest
Jennifer Lawrence
Interviewed Guest
Matt Wolf
Interviewed Guest
Richard Cork
Interviewed Guest
Gemma Cairney
Interviewed Guest
Alex Clark
Producer
Ella-mai Robey

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Woman's Hour Takeover Episode 5: Lauren Laverne

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Lauren Laverne presents the final programme in the Woman's Hour Takeover.

In the final programme in the Woman's Hour Takeover, Lauren Laverne has a cuppa with Caitlin Moran, puts 'Girl Power' and consumerism under the spotlight, and The Staves play live.

Lauren Laverne presents the final programme in the Takeover.

Power Lister Caitlin Moran invites her for a cuppa in her kitchen to talk all things women. So what is Caitlin's real relationship with power, money and family life? How has the success of 'How To Be A Woman' transformed the working class teenager from Wolverhampton? And what do you say to your daughters about feminism when you're watching music star Rihanna performing in very few clothes?

Did Girl Power make feminism accessible? The Spice Girls burst onto the music scene in 1996 and since then have sold 80 million records world-wide. Their extraordinarily success meant that young girls were introduced en mass to the Spice Girls take on Girl Power, which emphasised the importance of female friendship and independence. At the time some feminists criticised Girl Power for being superficial and consumerist, but what effect has it had on their fans, most of whom are now women in their mid to late twenties?

Plus The Staves - the acoustic folk-Americana playing sisters - take time out from working on their next album to play live in the Woman's Hour studio.

Presenter: Lauren Laverne

Producer: Kat Wong.

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Presenter
Lauren Laverne
Interviewed Guest
Caitlin Moran
Interviewed Guest
Melanie Chisholm
Interviewed Guest
Gemma Cairney
Interviewed Guest
Suzanne Moore
Performer
The Staves
Producer
Kat Wong

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Weekend Woman's Hour: Mel C and Girl Power; Caitlin Moran; Beverley Knight

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Does today's new wave of popular feminism owe a debt to Girl Power? Woman's Hour Takeover.

Does today's new wave of popular feminism owe a debt to Girl Power? From MS and fibroids to fitness and healthy eating, it's the Woman's Hour Takeover, presented by Jane Garvey.

Highlights of the Woman's Hour Takeover. What guest Editors, J.K Rowling, Dame Kelly Holmes, Naomi Alderman Baroness Doreen Lawrence and Lauren Laverne wanted us to talk about on the programme.

Does today's new wave of popular feminism owe a debt to Girl Power? Lauren Lavern catches up Caitlin Moran, the author of of How to be a Woman, the book credited with putting the fourth wave of feminism on the pop cultural radar.

Three women in Baroness Doreen Lawrence's family including herself have had to deal with the problem of fibroids - benign growths in the uterus. Why are black women three times more likely than Caucasian women to have them? What treatment is being offered and how more women can avoid hysterectomies?

J K Rowling on a subject very close to her heart Multiple Sclerosis. Her mother Anne was diagnosed with MS when she was just 35 and died 10 years later. We look at new research into the disease and try to find out why Scottish women have the greatest risk of developing the disease.

Plus writer and video game maker Naomi Alderman helped us to celebrate a game changer in science and technology - Rivka Issacson. Plus the power and the myth of shoes, the joy of juicing and an emotional performance from Beverley Knight of her song Fallen Soldier about Stephen Lawrence.

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Presenter
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest
Gemma Cairney
Interviewed Guest
Melanie Chisholm
Interviewed Guest
Caitlin Moran
Interviewed Guest
Yacoub Khalaf
Interviewed Guest
Bridgette York
Interviewed Guest
Rivka Isaacson
Interviewed Guest
Beverley Knight
Interviewed Guest
Charles ffrench-Constant
Interviewed Guest
Elizabeth Quigley
Interviewed Guest
Caroline Cox
Interviewed Guest
Georgina Goodman
Interviewed Guest
Jeanette Crosland
Producer
Rabeka Nurmahomed
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Beverley Purcell

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Women of the World and Annie Lennox

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Women of the World, Annie Lennox, Ebola and the My Body Back campaign, plus live music.

Women of the World, Annie Lennox, Ebola, the My Body Back campaign and live music from Ibibio Sound Machine. Jenni Murray presents.

Jane will be in a glass box at Southbank Centre's WOW - Women of the World Festival. Annie Lennox will join us, we look at 'My body back' - a campaign about sex after abuse and talk to a journalist highlighting women's issues under the threat of Ebola in Sierra Leone. We will be hearing from Gemma Cairney about the perspectives of girls in the UK, and performance artist Bobby Baker joins me to talk about a grandmother's view. There's live music from Ibibio sound machine, and we'll be finding out how to get a pay rise.

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Presenter
Jane Garvey
Producer
Corinna Jones
Interviewed Guest
Pavan Amara
Interviewed Guest
Nina Burrows
Interviewed Guest
Gemma Cairney
Interviewed Guest
Bobby Baker
Interviewed Guest
Annie Lennox
Interviewed Guest
Eno Williams
Interviewed Guest
Stevie Spring
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undefined Ibibio Sound Machine

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Janet Todd, Sexual Harassment, Daughters of Reykjavik, Woman's Lab: Dating, Caring in Hot Weather

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Karon Monaghan QC, Janet Todd, Icelandic hip-hop, caring in heat, Woman's Lab on dating.

New proposals on sexual harassment, Janet Todd making sense of life and death, Woman's Lab explores dating, caring for old and young in the heat, and Icelandic women in hip-hop.

Tough new rules are being proposed to tackle sexual harassment in the workplace. After a six month inquiry the cross-party Women and Equalities Committee says the Government and employers have failed in their responsibilities and have come up with a 5-point plan to address it. We speak to employment lawyer, Karon Monaghan QC.

With the relentless hot weather how do you care for the elderly and the very young? If you're a carer or a parent, what do you need to be looking out for and made more aware of? Jenni speaks to Emily Holzhausen, director of policy at Carers UK and Dr Sarah Jarvis, GP and clinical director of patient.co.uk.

Daughters of Reykjavik is a women's rap collective of young Icelandic women. Hip Hop is one of the biggest music scenes in Iceland - with more and more emerging female artists. They talk about the difficulties breaking into the male dominated scene and rapping about everything from sexual violence to feminism and sexual freedom.

Janet Todd is a novelist, literary scholar and former president of Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge. She has spent her life working on women writers including Mary Wollstonecraft, Aphra Behn and Jane Austen. She has dealt with three cancer diagnoses and has recently published the Radiation Diaries, detailing her reflections on life, literature and the daily indignities of treatment. She talks to Jenni about making sense of her life and the uncertainty of death.

We continue with Woman's Lab on dating. Three presenters Gemma Cairney, Gia Milinovich and Michelle Dewberry went to Manchester, the most single place in the UK, to help three women find love. Today we meet Fleur, 29, a Business Development Executive for an engineering company who is paired with Michelle.

Presenter: Jenni Murray

Producer: Elisa Kennedy.

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Presenter
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest
Karon Monaghan
Interviewed Guest
Emily Holzhausen
Interviewed Guest
Sarah Jarvis
Interviewed Guest
undefined Daughters of Reykjavik
Interviewed Guest
Janet Todd
Interviewed Guest
Gemma Cairney
Interviewed Guest
Gia Milinovich
Interviewed Guest
Michelle Dewberry
Producer
Elisa Kennedy

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Brand

Woman's Hour

Woman's Hour

School exclusions, Bollywood star Kajol

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Rise in school exclusions: the impact on child and parents. Plus, Bollywood megastar Kajol

The rise in state school exclusions: the impact on child and parents. Plus, Bollywood megastar Kajol, female espionage in the 17th century, and Woman's Lab goes dating.

The sharp rise in state school exclusions: what's the impact on children and parents? Jane talks to Anita, a mother whose son was permanently excluded, to Emma, a teacher from County Durham, and to Emily Cherry, Assistant Director of Policy and Public Affairs at Barnardo's.

Plus, Bollywood megastar Kajol on 25 years in Indian film.

Female espionage in the 17th century. Dutch historian Dr Nadine Akkerman shares stories of the "she-intelligencers" from her new book Invisible Agents: Women And Espionage In 17th Century Britain.

And Woman's Lab, where we take on a practical challenge - this time, it's dating. The third in our series of interviews with single women in Manchester who want our help to find love in just 36 hours. Today Gemma Cairney meets Sarah - a 67 year old woman with two grown up children who's been divorced for seven years.

Presenter: Jane Garvey

Producer: Emma Wallace.

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Presenter
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest
Emily Cherry
Interviewed Guest
Nadine Akkerman
Interviewed Guest
Gemma Cairney
Interviewed Guest
undefined Kajol
Producer
Emma Wallace

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Brand

Woman's Hour

Woman's Hour

Clueless as a feminist classic, Roisin Murphy, The Good Parliament Guide

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Is Clueless a feminist classic? Plus Roisin Murphy and The Good Parliament Guide.

Is Clueless a feminist classic? We discuss the films we return to time and again. Gemma talks to Shappi Korshandi about her new book Nina Is Not OK and to singer Roisin Murphy.

This summer we celebrate the films we can depend on in uncertain times: today journalists Harriet Hall and Alice Vincent discuss Clueless. Is Cher Hororwitz a feminist icon? Totally? Or, as if?

The Good Parliament is a new 56 page guide, attempting to make it a more inclusive and diverse place to work. The 43 main recommendations range from suggesting Select Committees hear from a diverse range of witnesses, to having more portraits of women on the walls. However, much of the media's attention has focused on the suggestion women MPs be allowed to breastfeed in the Commons and the need for gender neutral toilets. Jo Swinson, Director of Equal Power Consulting and an MP for nearly a decade talks to Gemma Cairney.

Emma Barnett gets a sneak preview of the Royal Collection Trust exhibitions of the queen's clothing. Today we discuss the dress of diplomacy with the critic and fashion philosopher, Dr Shahidha Bari, and Senior Curator at the Royal Collection Caroline de Guitaut.

Roisin Murphy became a solo artist in 2005 and last year returned after an eight year break with the strangely titled Hairless Toys - which was nominated for the Mercury Prize. She's quickly followed it up with another unusually titled album - Take Her Up To Monto - and will be playing a live gig at Shakespeare's Globe in London in August. Roisin joins Gemma to discuss her new solo project.

And comedian Shappi Khorsandi joins Gemma to talk about her debut novel, Nina is Not Okay.

Presenter: Gemma Cairney

Producer: Laura Northedge.

Credits

Interviewed Guest
Roisin Murphy
Interviewed Guest
Jo Swinson
Interviewed Guest
Shahidha Bari
Interviewed Guest
Caroline de Guitaut
Interviewed Guest
Harriet Hall
Interviewed Guest
Alice Vincent
Interviewed Guest
Shappi Khorsandi
Presenter
Gemma Cairney
Producer
Laura Northedge

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Brand

Woman's Hour

Woman's Hour

Woman's Lab: Dating

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Gemma Cairney, Gia Milinovich and Michelle Dewberry on a mission to find new ways to date.

Gemma Cairney, Gia Milinovich and Michelle Dewberry have 36 hours in Manchester to try and help three single women discover new ways of meeting people, dating and finding love.

Gemma Cairney, Gia Milinovich and Michelle Dewberry go to Manchester (the singles capital of the UK) to try to figure out the secret to love.

Our Woman's Lab team test ideas and find solutions for an important issue affecting women, in the real world. This time their mission is: Dating.

Each presenter is paired with a single Mancunian and together they have 36 hours to discover new ways of meeting people, dating and hopefully finding love. We find out what the experts make of their ideas and finally test them out on the streets of Manchester. We chose Manchester because, according to ONS figures, it has more single people than anywhere else in the UK, so where better to find single women who might want to join in the challenge?

Fleur, a 29 year old business development executive describes herself as queer and loves writing poetry. She's never had a long term relationship. Shelly is a 44 year old, entrepreneur who's looking for an adventurous younger man who doesn't want children. And Sarah is 67 and divorced with two grown-up children, she's looking for a Jewish partner and hates dating apps.

Presenter: Gemma Cairney

Presenter: Michelle Dewberry

Presenter: Gia Milinovich

Producer: Deborah Coughlin.

Credits

Presenter
Gemma Cairney
Presenter
Michelle Dewberry
Presenter
Gia Milinovich
Interviewed Guest
Laura Archer
Interviewed Guest
Gemma Cribb
Interviewed Guest
Anna Machin
Interviewed Guest
Alison Pilling
Interviewed Guest
Jean Smith
Producer
Deborah Coughlin

Genre

Brand

Woman's Hour
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