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Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett statue, Jessie Buckley, Parenting three children

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The unveiling of a statue of leading suffragist Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett.

The unveiling of a statue of suffragist Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett. Plus Jessie Buckley on her new film Beast and a discussion about the dynamics of parenting three children.

The statue of leading suffragist Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett will be unveiled in Parliament Square. It will be the first ever statue of a woman to stand in the square. Tamsin Smith reports and we'll hear from some of the women involved in this historic event - Caroline Criado Perez who campaigned for the statue to be put in place, Sam Smethers, the Chief Executive of the Fawcett Society and Jennifer Loehnis, Millicent Fawcett's great great niece.

Jessie Buckley was just seventeen when she came second in the BBC talent show I'd Do Anything to find a Nancy for the West End revival of Oliver. Since then she's appeared in BBC dramas such as Taboo, War and Peace and now The Women in White. She also stars in a new film Beast where she plays a woman living in an isolated community who finds her pulled between the control of her oppressive family and the attraction of an outsider suspected of a series of murders. She joins Jane to discuss.

Following the announcement of the birth of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's third child, what is it like to parent three children? How do the family dynamics change with a new arrival? Jane talks to the writer Jenny Colgan and listener Sally Mackness.

Presenter: Jane Garvey

Producer: Dianne McGregor.

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Jane Garvey
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Tamsin Smith
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Caroline Criado Perez
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Sam Smethers
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Jennifer Loehnis
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Jessie Buckley
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Jenny Colgan
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Sally Mackness
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Abortion, Minister for Women and Equalities, Heart Surgeon Dr Nikki Stamp

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Reaction to the Ireland abortion referendum. Dr Nikki Stamp talks about her book.

Reaction to the Ireland abortion referendum. Dr Nikki Stamp talks about her book Can You Die from a Broken Heart? And discussion of the minister for women and equalities.

Ireland is gearing up for a referendum on abortion. On the 25th May people will be asked if they want to change the law or not. If they vote Yes, it means they want a change to the 8th Amendment of the Irish Constitution which states that the pregnant mother and the foetus have the same rights, and it's only if a mother's life is at risk that an abortion is allowed. If they vote No, it means that they want to keep the law as it is. Siobhann Tighe speaks to women in County Mayo about this controversial and emotive subject.

Dr Nikki Stamp is one of only 11 female heart surgeons in the whole of Australia. She joins Jane to talk about her new book Can You Die Of A Broken Heart?

Following Amber Rudd's resignation, the International Development secretary Penny Mourdant becomes the new Minister for Women and Equalities. She is the fourth person to take up the position in less than two years. Is the role not taken seriously enough? Does the role deserve a stand alone brief? Helen Lewis, deputy editor at the New Statesman and Isabel Hardman assistant editor of The Spectator discuss.

For her offbeat musical Why is the Sky Blue? Abbey Wright, the director, interviewed more than 10,000 children and young people about their experiences of online pornography. Currently being performed at the Southwark Playhouse in London, the outcome is a new piece of verbatim theatre with explicit references performed by a company of 6-22 year olds. Abbey joins Jane as does Annie Hawkins, one of the young actors.

Presenter: Jane Garvey

Producer: Dianne McGregor.

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Jane Garvey
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Siobhann Tighe
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Nikki Stamp
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Helen Lewis
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Isabel Hardman
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Abbey Wright
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Annie Hawkins
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Dianne McGregor

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Weekend Woman's Hour: #WHPowerlList - Women in music, Chelsea Clinton, Author Meg Wolitzer

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#WHPowerlList - Women in music, Chelsea Clinton, New ovarian cancer drug.

The Woman's Hour Power List - Women in Music, Chelsea Clinton on her new children's book, a new ovarian cancer drug and composer Alexandra Harwood. Presented by Tina Daheley.

The Woman's Hour Power List this year is all about Women in Music - not just performers, but technicians and producers. We hear from Mabel one of the artists at the BBC's Biggest Weekend in Swansea and from this year's judges record producer Catherine Marks, the producer and director Jasmin Dotiwala and music journalist Jessica Duchen

Chelsea Clinton talks about her new children's picture book - She Persisted Around The World: 13 Women Who Changed History,

Three young women now in their 20's share their stories about being in abusive relationships in their teens and we get advice about what you can do to support young people from Amna Abdulattif, Children and Young People's officer for Women's Aid.

Ovarian Cancer rates in the UK are amongst the highest in Europe. Now a new drug, Niraparib is becoming available in England and in Wales within the next few weeks, aiming to give patients more time chemo-free. We hear from Professor of Medical Oncology Dr Jonathan Ledermann and ovarian cancer patient Vanessa Hillary

Plus the composer Alexandra Harwood - who wrote the score for the movie The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - will be talking about her latest commission a series called Alexandra and the Russians inspired by Russian folklore and her own heritage

And Meg Wolitzer talks about her book The Female Persuasion which been described as a feminist blockbuster and optioned for a film by Nicole Kidman

Presenter Tina Daheley

Producer: Dianne McGregor

Editor: Beverley Purcell.

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Mabel
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Catherine Marks
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Jasmine Dotiwala
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Jessica Duchen
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Chelsea Clinton
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Amna Abdulattif
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Jonathan Ledermann
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Vanessa Hillary
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Alexandra Harwood
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Meg Wolitzer
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Laura Linney, Spain's female majority cabinet, Science of fatherhood, Breastfeeding, Hannah Cockroft

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Actor Laura Linney on making her British stage debut.

Actor Laura Linney on making her British stage debut. Plus, women outnumber men in Spain's cabinet, Woman's Hour asks what impact will this have on the country.

The award-winning American actor, Laura Linney is making her British stage debut in Rona Munro's 90-minute adaptation of My Name is Lucy Barton, the best-selling novel by Elizabeth Strout. She joins Jane to discuss.

The Royal College of Midwives has published new guidance on breastfeeding - the decision to breastfeed is a woman's choice and must be respected. Jane speaks to Rachel Scanlan, RCM's Practice and Standards Advisor.

Spain's Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has appointed 11 women out of 17 to the cabinet . It has been described as the 'most feminist cabinet in Europe'. What impact will this have on the country? Jane hears from the journalist and author Ana Romero.

How does a man's body and brain change when he becomes a dad? Evolutionary anthropologist Dr Anna Machin has been studying new fathers for her book The Life of Dad and will be discussing the science of fatherhood and how much a man's genes determine what kind of father he is going to be.

Hannah Cockroft has 5 Paralympic gold medals under her belt, as well as 10 world championship titles. She joins Jane ahead of the Anniversary Games in London.

Photo of Laura Linney by Manuel Harlan

Presenter: Jane Garvey

Producer: Dianne McGregor.

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Laura Linney
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Rachel Scanlan
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Ana Romero
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Anna Machin
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Hannah Cockroft
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Rape clause, Elections in Zimbabwe, The cost of campaigning, Holly Bourne

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How will women fare in the forthcoming elections in Zimbabwe?

How will women fare in the forthcoming elections in Zimbabwe? The cost of campaigning - the programme speaks to campaigners Nicci Gerrard and Anne-Marie Cockburn.

Figures published by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have revealed that 190 women had to prove their child was conceived as a result of rape in order to receive financial support in the year after the two-child policy was introduced in April 2017. Jane speaks to the SNP MP Alison Thewliss who has been campaigning against the policy since it was introduced last year, and Katie Russell from Rape Crisis.

Next month, Zimbabwe will hold its presidential and parliamentary elections. It will be the first election since Robert Mugabe was forced out of power. How will women fare? Jane is joined by Shinga Nyoka, the BBC Correspondent in Zimbabwe and Panashe Chigumadzi, journalist and author of These Bones will Rise Again.

Nicci Gerrard campaigned for unrestricted visiting hours for dementia carers in hospitals and other institutions following the death of her father and Anne-Marie Cockburn has been campaigning for the legalisation of drugs following the death of her fifteen year old daughter Martha. What's the personal cost of campaigning and is it worth it? They join Jane to discuss.

What do you do when everyone around you is getting married and having babies but your long term boyfriend won't even discuss it? Author Holly Bourne chats to Jane about her new novel 'How Do You Like Me Now?'

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Alison Thewliss
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Shinga Nyoka
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Panashe Chigumadzi
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Nicci Gerrard
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Anne-Marie Cockburn
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Holly Bourne
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The Fix - Prescription medications. Women in the home. Advertising tribes

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In a new series of The Fix, Milly Chowles reports on prescription medications.

In a new series of The Fix, Milly Chowles reports on prescription medications. Plus Ireland's referendum on women's place within the home.

In a new series of 'The Fix', Millie Chowles reports on prescription painkillers. She speaks to Helen who was abusing strong prescription painkillers for back pain and unable to stop.

lreland is to hold a referendum to remove a clause in the constitution marking the importance of a woman's "life within the home". We hear from Kitty Holland, Journalist at The Irish Times.

Novuyo Rosa Tshuma discusses her debut novel, House of Stone, growing up in Zimbabwe under Robert Mugabe and discovering the painful truth about the Gukurahundi genocide.

Are you an Alpha or a Hedonist? Or maybe you're more of a Traditionalist? Rachel Pashley, Head of Female Tribes Consulting, tells us why women are more than just busy working mums and sassy singletons that advertising creatives seem to think we are. She surveyed 8000 women from around the globe to find out what it really feels like to be a woman in the Twenty First Century for her book New Female Tribes.

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Milly Chowles
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Kitty Holland
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Novuyo Rosa Tshuma
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Rachel Pashley

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Evita, Operation Sanctuary, Woman's Hour archive, Women and radicalisation, Unworn wedding dresses

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Emma Hatton on taking on the role of Eva Peron in Evita.

Emma Hatton on taking on the role of Eva Peron in Evita. Operation Sanctuary in Newcastle - we speak to the two women at the forefront of the investigation into sexual grooming.

The musical Evita has returned to London's West End. The production marks the 65th anniversary of the death of Eva Perón. The actor and singer Emma Hatton talks to Jenni about what it's like to take on such an iconic role, and she performs one of the shows best known numbers live in the studio.

Eighteen people have been convicted of abusing young women and girls in Newcastle as a result of a two year investigation by Northumbria Police. Operation Sanctuary began with just one complaint, but revealed an extensive grooming network- similar to those found in Rochdale and Rotherham. We speak to two women at the forefront of the investigation: Detective Chief Inspector Claire Wheatley and Director of the Changing Lives charity Laura Seebohm.

We delve in to the Woman's Hour archive. In 1955 Monica Sims interviews Muriel Easter about her visual impairment.

New research conducted in the UK, Canada, France, the Netherlands and Germany challenges the 'simplistic' notion that women and girls become 'Jihadi brides' after being brainwashed and manipulated. Emily Winterbotham and Elizabeth Pearson, both academics based at RUSI, the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies, unpick what they say is a misleading narrative.

Continuing our series on unworn wedding dresses, Emily Thomas talks to Jessica from Larbet in Scotland.

Presenter: Jenni Murray

Producer: Dianne McGregor

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Emma Hatton
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Claire Wheatley
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Laura Seebohm
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Monica Sims
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Muriel Easter
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Emily Winterbotham
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Elizabeth Pearson
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Emily Thomas
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Charlottesville, Women and Gaming, Craft finalist Lin Cheung, Theresa Breslin

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Events in Charlottesville - how much of a role have women had on both sides of the debate?

Events in the American city of Charlottesville - how much of a role have women had on both sides of the debate?

Protests in the American city of Charlottesville have dominated the headlines this week, but how much of this debate is fought along gender lines? We speak to Alethea Leventhal who was at the protests and discuss the issue with Maha Rafi Atal from Cambridge University and American journalist Laura Smith.

In the next of our series on the twelve finalists in the Woman's Hour Craft Prize in partnership with the Crafts Council and the V&A, we meet the jeweller Lin Cheung.

One hundred years since the Russian Revolution of 1917, Theresa Breslin has written a historical novel 'The Rasputin Dagger' charting the fear, violence and romance of the time. It features the Russian mystic Rasputin himself, along with the Royal family, but this is largely a book about normal people's bravery in a dangerous and unsettled time.

More from Women in One, a collection of audio snapshots in which Abigail Hollick talks to women of all ages and backgrounds about their lives. Abigail meets a woman at a bus station in Glasgow.

Gaming has long been considered a field of work - and play - dominated by men. But things are changing and many young women are finding a place for themselves in the industry. Claudia Thomas is a graduate of the Games Design and Art course at Winchester School of Art and a member of the networking community 'Women in Games'. Jay-Ann Lopez is the founder of an online collective called Black Girl Gamers.

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Women's Ministry, Same-sex marriage in Australia, Suhani Jalota

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100 years of women's ministry in the UK. Same-sex marriage vote in Australia.

Australia is to vote on whether same-sex marriage should be legalised. We hear from Christine Forster, the sister of former PM Tony Abbott who is at odds with her brother.

It is 100 years ago since Constance Coltman was ordained by the Congregational Union of England and Wales, making her one of the first women Christian ministers in the UK. Jane speaks to the Rev'd Dr. Miranda Threlfall-Holmes, historian and Rector of the St. Luke in the City team in Liverpool and to Rev'd Dr. Kirsty Thorpe who has researched women's ministry in the Congregational Church and is Minister of Wilmslow United Reformed church.

Australia is to vote on whether same-sex marriage should be legalised. It is a debate which has divided the country and has also revealed a public rift between former Prime Minister Tony Abbott and his sister. He is staunchly against same-sex marriage; she is gay, campaigns on gay rights issues and wants to marry her partner Virginia. We speak to Christine Forster about the vote, and what it's like to be at political odds with her brother.

Indigo has had a tough start in life, she grew up in care after her mum was killed by her dad. She can't let anyone close, they'll leave her, she'll hurt them, and then Bailey comes along. Indigo Donut by Patrice Lawrence is about family and identity and young love. She joins Jane to talk about capturing the teenage voice on the page and, why she feels hopeful despite the gangs and drugs and sadness that fill her books.

The Queen's Young Leaders' Awards are given out to inspiring young people from all over the Commonwealth. Jane hears from one of this year's recipients, Suhani Jalota from India. She has carried out research into sanitation and is the founder of Myna Mahila Foundation, a network of young women living in slum communities who produce low cost hygiene products, such as sanitary pads

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Upskirting in schools, Robert Webb, Craft prize - Phoebe Cummings, Deanie Parker

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Upskirting in schools - how do female teachers protect themselves?

Upskirting in schools - how do female teachers protect themselves? Actor and comedian Robert Webb talks about how he views masculinity.

A school in Northern Ireland, Enniskillen Royal Grammar School, has had to deal with the problem of upskirting. Teachers there who belong to the NASUWT union have recently voted for a particular type of industrial action called a "refusal to teach". They're refusing to teach a 17 year old boy who was briefly suspended for taking photos up teachers' skirts. Across the UK, most teaching staff are women. In a profession which is female dominated, how do women protect themselves? Jane hears from Chris Keates, General Secretary of the teachers' union, NASUWT.

Actor, writer and comedian Robert Webb has written a memoir 'How Not To Be a Boy,' looking back at his bittersweet childhood in Lincolnshire and examining what masculinity meant to him as he grew up with rules for men like: Don't Cry, Love Sport, Play Rough, Drink Beer, Don't Talk About Feelings. What does the Peep Show star think about the impact of this message, and what use are rules like this to any girl or boy?

In the last of our series on the twelve finalists in the Woman's Hour Craft Prize in partnership with the Crafts Council and the V&A, we meet the ceramicist Phoebe Cummings.

Stax Records, the American record label was a major factor in the creation of Southern soul and Memphis soul music. On Friday the BBC Proms pay tribute to the pioneering label in concert featuring hits from Otis Redding and Issac Hayes. Deanie Parker was a songwriter and vocalist for the label. Her songs were recorded by Otis Redding and Albert King. She talks to Jane about working at the label in the 1960s and 1970s.

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Chris Keates
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Robert Webb
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Phoebe Cummings
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Deanie Parker
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Abortion referendum in Ireland, Prostitution, The murder of Elizabeth Short 'The Black Dahlia'

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The abortion referendum in Ireland. Working life for women in Fleet Street.

The abortion referendum in Ireland. Exploring working life for women in 1960s Fleet Street with former newspaper editor Eve Pollard.

Ireland plans to hold a referendum on abortion next year. At the moment the laws on abortion in Ireland are some of the strictest in Europe. Abortion is only allowed if the life of the mother is in danger, and anyone who is convicted of having an illegal abortion could face up to fourteen years in prison. Jenni speaks to Senator Catherine Noone, Chair of the Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution.

In 1969 Rupert Murdoch took over The Sun newspaper. The play 'Ink' at the Duke of York Theatre London follows the first year of the paper, from the hiring of the first Woman's Editor Joyce Hopkirk to the launch of page 3. Jenni speaks to Sophie Stanton who plays Joyce in the play and the former newspaper editor Eve Pollard, about what it is was like at that time to be a woman working in Fleet Street.

Elizabeth Short, known posthumously as 'The Black Dahlia', was an American woman who was found murdered in 1947. For her new book, the writer and former lawyer Piu Eatwell has re-examined one of America's most notorious unsolved murders, and attempted to solve the crime.

On yesterday's programme we heard from the feminist campaigner and writer Julie Bindel who wants to abolish the global sex trade. Today we hear from an independent sex worker and Laura Watson from the English Collective of Prostitutes

And we delve into the Woman's Hour archive. Joan Hamer describes her account of life in a wheelchair in 1962.

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Producer: Dianne McGregor.

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Catherine Noone
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Sophie Stanton
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Eve Pollard
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Piu Eatwell
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Laura Watson
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Joan Hamer

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Hillary Clinton, Dany Cotton, Ibeyi

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Hillary Clinton gives her verdict on why she lost the USA presidential election.

Hillary Clinton gives her verdict on why she lost the USA presidential election. Plus Dany Cotton, the first female commissioner of the London Fire Brigade, on her role.

Hillary Clinton gives her verdict on why she lost the US presidential election to Donald Trump and tell us what it's like to live with the defeat of failing to give the country its first female president.

Dany Cotton is the first female Commissioner of London Fire Brigade. She has become a recognisable public figure since the terrible fire at Grenfell Tower in West London. That fire, which is currently being investigated by police, put her in front of the world's cameras. This week she's won the Prudential Women of the Year Leadership Award, in recognition of her career achievements but also her honesty about her own mental health challenges. She talks to our reporter Siobhann Tighe about the toll Grenfell has taken on her; about what it was like to start working as a fire-fighter in the 80s, and why she hates the word "fireman".

Ibeyi are twenty-two year-old French-Cuban twins Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Diaz. Since the release of their critically-acclaimed, self-titled first album they have been captivating audiences with their unique blend of pop, hip-hop and electronic influences with the traditional sounds of Yorùbá. They've now released a second album 'Ash'. They join Jane to discuss and perform live in the studio.

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Hillary Clinton
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105-year-old Diana Gould, Men's behaviour, Katy Tur, Ibibio Sound Machine

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105-year-old Diana Gould, men's behaviour, Ibibio Sound Machine's Eno Williams.

Diana Gould on life as a 105-year-old. Have the Harvey Weinstein allegations made men reassess how they interact, and even flirt, with women?

There are around 14,500 centenarians in the UK, a number predicted to double every ten years. One in every three babies born today is likely to live to be at least 100. A BBC1's Panorama has followed seven people who have reached 100 years. Diana Gould is 105 years old. She tells Jane about her life, family, and what it feels like to live in 21st Century Britain.

During the US presidential campaign, Donald Trump often singled out reporters at his rallies and berated the media for reporting fake news. NBC's Katy Tur was there from day one of his campaign. In her new book 'Unbelievable' she describes a "no-rules world" where reporters were, in her opinion, demeaned and discredited. What did she learn about President Trump after two years on his campaign trail?

Is the Harvey Weinstein scandal changing men's attitudes to women? Have the allegations around the powerful film producer made men reassess how they interact, and even flirt, with women? The journalist and commentator David Aaronovitch and comedian Kae Kurd discuss.

Ibibio Sound Machine's Eno Williams on how her grandmother's stories inspired her to make Afro-electro music in her native Nigerian Ibibio tongue.

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Diana Gould
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Selective Mutism, Adults at Risk Policy and Yarl's Wood, Sex in Long Term Relationships

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How to help a child with selective mutism.

How to help a child with selective mutism. Does the Adults at Risk policy protect those most vulnerable in immigration detention?

Around one in 140 young children are affected by selective mutism, and the condition is more common in girls than boys. It is a severe situational anxiety disorder which means that the child has a phobia of initiating speech, and can not speak in certain scenarios. What can be done about it? Katherine Josling, mother of Rosa and Alison Wintgens, the national advisor for selective mutism for the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists discuss.

More than 1500 women who seek asylum are locked up in immigration detention every year. The 'Adults at Risk' policy came into force over a year ago stating that people most at risk of being harmed by detention, including women who have survived sexual and gender-based violence, should not normally be locked up. Women for Refugee Women has found that the majority of women who seek asylum and are detained are survivors of sexual and gender-based violence. The founder Natasha Walter explains to Jenni why they still have serious concerns about the women who are detained. They are joined by Dame Caroline Spelman MP who was a member of the original inquiry into detention.

As part of our series, The Spark: Sex in Long Term Relationships, we hear from a listener who explains to reporter Abigail Hollick how her partner's low mood and medication has affected his libido and their sex life.

French artist Suzanne Valadon was an artist's model before becoming a respected painter herself. Part of a circle of artists living and working in Paris's Montmartre district at the beginning of the twentieth century, Suzanne was one of the most notable female artists of the period. The cultural historian and author Catherine Hewitt has written her biography.

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Katherine Josling
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Natasha Walter
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Caroline Spelman
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Last Word

John Glenn, Peter Vaughan, Jayalalithaa Jayaram, Greg Lake

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Matthew Bannister on an astronaut, an actor, an Indian politician, a musician.

Matthew Bannister on astronaut John Glenn, actor Peter Vaughan, Indian politician Jayalalitha Jayaram, musician Greg Lake.

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John Glenn, the astronaut who was the first American to orbit the earth and later the oldest man ever to be sent into space.

The actor Peter Vaughan, best known for his roles in Porridge, Our Friends In the North and latterly Game of Thrones.

Jayalalithaa Jayaram, the autocratic chief minister of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu who was imprisoned for corruption, but re-elected afterwards.

And Greg Lake - the guitarist and singer who was part of the supergroup Emerson, Lake and Palmer and recorded a classic Christmas single.

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Matthew Bannister
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Andrew Smith
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Peter Flannery
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Owen Teale
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Talking to children about death, Tackling gender discrimination

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How do you talk to children about death?

A female perspective on the world. How do you talk to children about death? Winning bereavement damages in cases of medical negligence. And tackling discrimination against women.

How do you talk to children about death? Jenni is joined by Barbara Want whose husband Nick Clarke, the former BBC Radio 4 broadcaster died of cancer in 2006 and Victoria Milligan whose husband, also called Nick died in a speedboat accident in 2013.

Jakki Smith has won a legal battle for better rights for unmarried couples. She took the government to court for breaching her human rights in denying her bereavement damages after her partner died as a result of medical negligence. We hear from June Kelly, the BBC's Home Affairs Correspondent who was in court, and we discuss the implications of this ruling with Jo Edwards, the former Chair of Resolution.

Tackling discrimination against women - how well is the UK doing? A new government report submitted to UN body CEDAW into government progress has come under fire. Vivienne Hayes, CEO of the Women's Resource Centre explains the criticism.

Spanish chef Nieves Barragan Mohacho cooks the perfect tortilla with chorizo.

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Barbara Want
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Victoria Milligan
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June Kelly
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Jo Edwards
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Vivienne Hayes
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Nieves Barragan Mohacho
Producer
Dianne McGregor

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Woman's Hour

Christine Keeler, Mothers and criticism, FGM

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Christine Keeler, mothers and criticism, the eradication of FGM in Somaliland.

Programme that offers a female perspective on the world. Three mothers discuss how they deal with criticism about their parenting.

Christine Keeler, the former model at the centre of the Profumo affair that shocked politics in the 1960s has died. What does her story reveal about women's sexual agency today? Jane is joined by writers Amanda Coe and Anne Chisholm.

Mothers receive a lot of criticism about their parenting, according to an online survey by YouGov on behalf of 5 Live. Twenty-six percent have had their parenting skills criticised by their own parents, and 14% have been criticised by strangers. Jane speaks to three mums from Halifax, Vicky, Leah and Danielle

The FGM campaigner Nimco Ali has recently returned from a visit to Somaliland where she helped to persuade the future President to end the practice of FGM. As the new President is sworn in next week, Nimco talks to Jane about whether Somaliland can really become the first country in Africa to eradicate the practice of female genital mutilation.

The painter and artist Dora Carrington, known as Carrington was considered an outsider to the Bloomsbury Group but according to the biographer and critic Anne Chisholm she was one of the most interesting and surprising characters within the set - in relation to her work, correspondence, passionate friendships and attitudes to sex, gender and sexuality. Anne joins Jane to discuss her edited collection of 'Carrington's Letters'.

Presenter: Jane Garvey

Producer: Dianne McGregor.

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Presenter
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest
Amanda Coe
Interviewed Guest
Anne Chisholm
Interviewed Guest
Leanne Armitage
Interviewed Guest
Nimco Ali
Producer
Dianne McGregor

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Woman's Hour

Weekend Woman's Hour: Christine Keeler, Nursing, Women and Comedy, Vanessa Kirby

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58 minutes Available for over a year First broadcast:
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The life of Christine Keeler. What's wrong with nursing?

The life of Christine Keeler. What's wrong with Nursing? Vanessa Kirby on playing Princess Margaret in The Crown. Plus what's the point of an office Christmas party?

Christine Keeler, the former model at the centre of the Profumo affair that shocked politics in the 1960s has died. We reflect on her life with the writers Amanda Coe and Anne Chisholm.

Vanessa Kirby talks about her role playing Princess Margaret in 'The Crown'.

New figures show that although a near-record number of places were offered on nursing courses this year, both applications and acceptances were down. Alison Leary, Professor of Healthcare and Workforce Modelling at London South Bank University and Lara Carmona, Director of Policy and Current Affairs , Royal College of Nursing discuss why nursing has become an unattractive option for prospective students.

Three years ago the BBC said broadcasting a comedy panel show without a woman was not acceptable. Why are there still so few female comedians on our screens? Lecturer in comedy writing and performance at Salford University Lisa Moore and comedian Tiff Stevenson discuss.

The FGM campaigner Nimco Ali discusses whether Somaliland can really become the first country in Africa to eradicate the practice of female genital mutilation.

What's the point of an office Christmas Party? Freelance journalist Helen Nianias and former managing director of Slingshot Sponsorship Jackie Fast talk about navigating festive work events.

Alice is one of six people Newsbeat followed for six months as part of Radio 1 and 1Xtra's 'My Mind and Me' campaign. They wanted to share their stories to reveal what it's really like to live with a mental health condition. Alice is a twenty-seven year old mother of two who has schizophrenia.

Presenter: Jenni Murray

Producer Dianne McGregor.

Credits

Presenter
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest
Amanda Coe
Interviewed Guest
Anne Chisholm
Interviewed Guest
Vanessa Kirby
Interviewed Guest
Alison Leary
Interviewed Guest
Lara Carmona
Interviewed Guest
Lisa Moore
Interviewed Guest
Tiff Stevenson
Interviewed Guest
Nimco Ali
Interviewed Guest
Helen Nianias
Interviewed Guest
Jackie Fast
Producer
Dianne McGregor

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Woman's Hour

Weekend Woman's Hour: Nigel Slater, Sexual harassment, Celebrating real-life role models

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Nigel Slater on his Christmas memories and dark chocolate spice cake.

Nigel Slater on his Christmas memories. Plus celebrating real-life female role models, and will the last few months prove a watershed moment for sexual harassment?

Nigel Slater is one of Britain's most influential food writers and cooks. His new book The Christmas Chronicles is a collection of notes, stories and recipes for midwinter.

Will the last few months prove a watershed moment for sexual harassment? The founder of Everyday Sexism Laura Bates, activist and writer Bea Campbell, academic and broadcaster Emma Dabiri and Sarah Baxter deputy editor of the Sunday Times discuss.

This year's Royal Institution Christmas Lecturer is Sophie Scott, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London. Sophie discusses the theme of language and communication and debunks the common myths around women's brains.

Real-life female role models are being celebrated in books for younger readers with some runaway success stories. What makes someone a convincing role model? Space expert and author Libby Jackson and Dr Hetta Howes, a lecturer in medieval literature at the University of London, discuss.

An online shop has released images of plus-size tights being stretched out over skinny models' bodies to demonstrate their size. One picture shows a model standing fully in one leg of the tights. Hear reactions from the plus size model Olivia Campbell and fashion blogger Bethany Rutter.

For some women, it's clear that having children is part of their future; for others it's definitely not. But what about when you're just not sure? Comedy writer Sian Harries and dating and relationships coach Katherine Baldwin discuss ambivalence towards becoming a mother.

Author Nina Stibbe's new book is timely An Almost Perfect Christmas. Why is Christmas such a source of amusement for her? She joins Jane to discuss the highs and lows of Christmas jollity and fun.

Credits

Presenter
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest
Nigel Slater
Interviewed Guest
Laura Bates
Interviewed Guest
Beatrix Campbell
Interviewed Guest
Emma Dabiri
Interviewed Guest
Sarah Baxter
Interviewed Guest
Sophie Scott
Interviewed Guest
Libby Jackson
Interviewed Guest
Hetta Howes
Interviewed Guest
Olivia Campbell
Interviewed Guest
Bethany Rutter
Interviewed Guest
Sian Harries
Interviewed Guest
Katherine Baldwin
Interviewed Guest
Nina Stibbe
Producer
Dianne McGregor

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Woman's Hour

Woman's Hour

Weekend Woman's Hour: Jessica Chastain and Molly Bloom, Lingerie, Recovery from eating disorders

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Jessica Chastain and Molly Bloom on new film Molly's Game.

Jessica Chastain and Molly Bloom on new film Molly's Game. What pot plants make good Christmas gifts? And how do you manage a child's expectations on their Christmas list?

New film 'Molly's Game' is inspired by the story of Molly Bloom who ran one of the world's most exclusive secretive high-stakes underground poker games until she was arrested by the FBI. Jenni talks to Molly Bloom, and the actor Jessica Chastain who plays her.

Hope Virgo and Jayne Nisbet are passionate about speaking out about their own recovery from an eating disorder. They discuss how it is possible with the right help and support to move on with your life.

Festive pot plants- what pot plants make good Christmas gifts? Alys Fowler and Emma Sibley discuss.

Actor Romola Garai talks about her role as Marin Brandt in the BBC1's television adaptation of the bestselling book, The Miniaturist.

How do you manage a child's expectations when it comes to the Christmas list? Freelance journalist Clare Johnson and Prittie Billimoria from the charity Turn to Us discuss.

The Victoria's Secret model, Adriana Lima, declared she would no longer strip down to her underwear for an empty cause. Model Emily Ratajkowski, a self-declared feminist, has defended her decision to writhe around on a table of spaghetti in her underwear for the Love Magazine's 2017 advent calendar. Can sexy lingerie be feminist? Jenni speaks to Hayat Rachi, founder of feminist lingerie brand Neon Moon, and Helen Thorn, half of the comedy duo Scummy Mummies and Instagram blogger 'Helen Wears a Size 18'. Who buys lingerie? And is there anything wrong with wearing big, cotton pants?

Sarah Long, a self-proclaimed 'martyred mum', has three grown up children, and 32 year old writer Daisy Buchanan has 5 grown-up sisters. Both share their experiences of 'kidulting' at Christmas.

Presenter: Jenni Murray

Producer: Dianne McGregor.

Credits

Presenter
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest
Molly Bloom
Interviewed Guest
Jessica Chastain
Interviewed Guest
Hope Virgo
Interviewed Guest
Jayne Nisbet
Interviewed Guest
Alys Fowler
Interviewed Guest
Emma Sibley
Interviewed Guest
Romola Garai
Interviewed Guest
Clare Johnson
Interviewed Guest
Pritie Billimoria
Interviewed Guest
Hayat Rachi
Interviewed Guest
Helen Thorn
Interviewed Guest
Sarah Long
Interviewed Guest
Daisy Buchanan
Producer
Dianne McGregor
Editor
Jane Thurlow

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