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Weekend Woman's Hour: Step Change on their new show Fusion, Exam stress, Gynaecological health

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Dance company Step Change, Repeal the 8th confusion, Exam stress.

The inclusive dance company Step Change with its Latin and ballroom showcase Fusion, repeal the 8th confusion and how parents can help their children deal with exam stress.

The inclusive dance company Step Change put on its first Latin and Ballroom dance inspired showcase this week bringing together disabled and non-disabled dancers from a wide range of dance backgrounds. We hear from Founder Rashmi Becker and Adrienne Armorer a wheelchair dancer.

In just under two weeks time the Irish people will have a referendum on the 8th amendment of the Constitution - a piece of law which gives equal rights to a pregnant mother and a foetus meaning that abortion is only available if the life of the mother is in danger. We hear from a group of women about why there's confusion surrounding the vote and from Dervla Mcdonald a journalist who writes for the Irish Independent.

We'll discuss why retail is still considered a good employer for women with Catherine Shuttleworth - retail marketing consultant and founder of Savvy Marketing; Kim Winser - CEO of Winser London, and Simmone Haywood - Head of Talent at Marks & Spencer; Carol Kane - co-CEO of online fashion retailer boohoo.com and the retail consultant Mary Portas.

We look at why some women are too shy to get help early on when they notice worrying symptoms associated with the vulva or vagina? We hear from Karen Hobbs who went to the doctors after unusual bleeding, Dr Bella Smith a GP and Athena Lamnisos from the charity The Eve Appeal.

We hear from Katy Morgan Davis who escaped a far left wing communist cult in 2013 after 30 years in captivity. Five years on she tells us about her memoir Caged Bird and her life born into the collective. Plus writer Christina Paterson on how she picked herself up after a series of events meant that she faced her 50th birthday without a job, a partner or family. And as exam season begins how can parent's help their children through the stress of revision. Advice from Dr Anna Colton a charted clinical psychologist, Matthew Burton the assistant head at Thornhill Academy and students Aimee and Charmiane.

Presented by Jenni Murray

Producer: Rabeka Nurmahomed

Editor: Beverley Purcell.

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Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest
Rashmi Becker
Interviewed Guest
Adrienne Armorer
Interviewed Guest
Dearbhail McDonald
Interviewed Guest
Catherine Shuttleworth
Interviewed Guest
Kim Winser
Interviewed Guest
Simmone Haywood
Interviewed Guest
Carol Kane
Interviewed Guest
Mary Portas
Interviewed Guest
Karen Hobbs
Interviewed Guest
Bella Smith
Interviewed Guest
Athena Lamnisos
Interviewed Guest
Katy Morgan Davis
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Christina Paterson
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Anna Colton
Interviewed Guest
Matthew Burton
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Beverley Purcell
Producer
Rabeka Nurmahomed

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Weekend Woman's Hour: Conservationist Sacha Dench. Domestic abuse and young women. Feminist Germaine Greer.

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Conservationist Sacha Dench, BAME women in business, Feminist Germaine Greer.

Conservationist Sacha Dench, domestic abuse and young women, US singer Rita Coolidge, BAME women in business, feminist Germaine Greer and the trend for creative and colourful hair.

Conservationist Sacha Dench tells us about her long distance flight following the migration of the endangered Bewick Swans, for which she was awarded the Britannia Trophy. Photo Credit WWT

Why is there still a gulf between how hard you work and what you can achieve in your career if you are a Black and Minority Ethnic woman?

Feminist and author Germaine Greer talks about the revised edition of The Change, Women Aging and the Menopause, which she first published 20 years ago.

The campaign to increase the maximum amount of time you can store your eggs if you freeze them for "social" rather than medical reasons.

As the latest ONS Crime Survey reveals that young women in their mid to late teens are in the age group most likely to experience domestic abuse, we hear from three young women now in their twenties about what happened to them in their first serious relationships.

Plus the Grammy award winning US singer Rita Coolidge discusses her 50 year career and her new album and Sophia Hilton owner of Not Another Salon in Brick Lane in London on the explosion of creative and colourful hair trends.

Presenter; Jenni Murray

Producer: Rabeka Nurmahomed

Editor: Beverley Purcell.

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Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest
Kylie Baldwin
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Robert Winston
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Carolyn Payne
Interviewed Guest
Shola Mos-Shogbamimu
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Heather Melville
Interviewed Guest
Germaine Greer
Interviewed Guest
Rita Coolidge
Interviewed Guest
Sacha Dench
Interviewed Guest
Sophia Hilton
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Rabeka Nurmahomed
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Beverley Purcell

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Playwright and actor Athena Stevens, the Irish abortion referendum, BBC Women's Footballer of the Year.

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Playwright Athena Stevens on her new work, Schism. Plus the Irish abortion referendum.

Playwright Athena Stevens talks about her new work, Schism. Plus Jenni Murray speaks to author Amy Bloom about the affair between Eleanor Roosevelt and reporter Lorena Hickok.

Playwright Athena Stevens joins Jenni to talk about her new play, in which she also star, Schism, which has just opened at the Park Theatre in London. It maps the 20 year relationship between failed-architect Harrison, and student Katherine, examining the imbalance in power between men and women and disabled and non-disabled people, and the impact it can have on relationships.

The Eighth Amendment was introduced In Ireland after a referendum in 1983. It gives a woman and a foetus equal rights and rules termination out, unless the life of the woman is in grave danger. On Friday Irish people will be asked to vote again. Do they want to change the 8th Amendment of the Constitution or do they want to keep it and leave things as they are. Siobhann Tighe, meets a family in County Kildare: Mum, Dad and their grown-up daughter who's pregnant, who all have a different take on the Eighth.

Jenni talks to Amy Bloom about her new novel White Houses a story created around the long-standing affair between Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickok . Historians have debated the nature of their relationship, but it's now generally thought to have been a deep romance.

Plus we hear from the BBC Women's Footballer of the Year.

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Jenni Murray
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Siobhann Tighe
Interviewed Guest
Athena Stevens
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Amy Bloom
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Beverley Purcell

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Heloise Letissier #WHPowerList, Women in Music, Young women and domestic violence.

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Heloise Letissier, French singer, songwriter and producer #WHPowerList.

Heloise Letissier, aka Christine and the Queens, talks about creative independence and being taken seriously #WHPowerList. Plus how it feels to be locked in your own body.

The Woman's Hour Power List this year will focus on Women in Music - performers, technicians and those running the business end of the industry. On Monday's programme we featured interviews with several female perfomers at the BBC's Biggest Weekend in Swansea. Today we hear from Heloise Letissier is Christine and the Queens. A French singer, songwriter and producer whose work combines music, performance, art videos, drawings and photography.

The latest ONS Crime Survey revealed that young women are the age group most likely to experience domestic abuse with an estimated 11% of 16-19 years old having experienced it in the last year. A couple of weeks ago Jane Garvey spoke to three young women now in their twenties, Sophie, Chlo and Amy who talked about what happened to them in their first serious relationships. Today, we hear from them about why they stayed in the relationship, the long term impact and how much their friends and family knew about what was going on. Plus advice from Amna Abdullatif, a community psychologist who's currently working as the Children and Young People's Officer for Women's Aid. What are the signs to look out for? What can you do to help young people who may be in abusive relationships

Scientist Rikke Schmidt Kjaergaard had been celebrating New Year when she was struck down by a bacterial infection that left her paralysed and locked-in her own body, able only to communicate through blinking. She talks to Tina about her recovery and the impact the experience has had on her and her family.

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Tina Daheley
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Heloise Letissier
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Amna Abdullatif
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Rikke Schmidt Kjaergaard
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Beverley Purcell

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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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Tina Daheley
Interviewed Guest
Mabel
Interviewed Guest
Catherine Marks
Interviewed Guest
Jasmine Dotiwala
Interviewed Guest
Jessica Duchen
Interviewed Guest
Chelsea Clinton
Interviewed Guest
Amna Abdulattif
Interviewed Guest
Jonathan Ledermann
Interviewed Guest
Vanessa Hillary
Interviewed Guest
Alexandra Harwood
Interviewed Guest
Meg Wolitzer
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Dianne McGregor
Editor
Beverley Purcell

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Weekend Woman's Hour: Black women and colourism, Sports gender pay gap, Courtney Barnett

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Colourism and dating as a black woman with darker skin.

Two young black women talk about colourism in the dating world, how the gender pay gap in sport affects women, and Australian singer songwriter Courtney Barnett.

We hear from writer and director Clare Anyiam-Osigwe about her film No Shade which explores the issue of colourism. Clare and Victoria Sanusi a writer at the I newspaper talk about the prejudice they face from black men because they have darker black skin.

The award winning actress Gabourey Sidibe tells us about her new memoir discussing her career, race, body image and beauty standards in the industry.

Couples therapist Esther Perel discusses infidelity

We look at the gender pay gap in sport, the latest Forbes list of the top 100 earning sports stars features all men as Serena Williams who was on the list last year took time out to have a baby. Sports writer Anna Kessel and boxer Tasha Jones discuss the impact the gender pay gap has on women's sport.

It's ten years since Jimmy Mizen was stabbed to death in an unprovoked attack in a south London bakery. His mother Margaret tells us about her work bringing communities together and how she has dealt with her grief.

What does a 21st century family look like? We hear from Melanie Carew ,Head of Cafcass Legal and Professor Susan Golombok Director Centre for Family Research at Cambridge University and author of Modern Families.

And we have music from the Australian singer songwriter Courtney Barnett.

Presented by Jane Garvey

Producer: Rabeka Nurmahomed

Editor: Beverley Purcell.

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Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest
Clare Anyiam-Osigwe
Interviewed Guest
Victoria Sanusi
Interviewed Guest
Gabourey Sidibe
Interviewed Guest
Esther Perel
Interviewed Guest
Anna Kessel
Interviewed Guest
Tasha Jones
Interviewed Guest
Margaret Mizen
Interviewed Guest
Melanie Carew
Interviewed Guest
Susan Golombok
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Courtney Barnett
Producer
Rabeka Nurmahomed
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Beverley Purcell

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Exam stress, Artist Andrea Luka Zimmerman, 50-50 music festivals

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Exam stress - are pupils under more pressure? Plus gender equality at music festivals.

Exam stress, what it's like to come out as gay as a member of the Christian church, gender equality at music festivals, and artist Andrea Luka Zimmerman.

When Michael Gove was Education Secretary he set out to put England's school qualifications "on a par with those in the highest performing countries in the world". His legacy: super-rigorous exams, no more coursework, and a new numbered grading system for GCSEs. Are these radical changes behind many candidates feeling extra stressed this exam season?

What is it like to come out as gay as a member of the Christian church? As the music festival season gets underway, how much gender equality can we expect on stage and behind the scenes? And artist, film maker and cultural activist Andrea Luka Zimmerman on the inspiration behind her latest project at the Whitechapel Gallery in London.

Presenter Jane Garvey

Producer Beverley Purcell.

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Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest
Carolyn Roberts
Interviewed Guest
Yvonne Murphy
Interviewed Guest
Debbie Werm
Interviewed Guest
Jayne Ozanne
Interviewed Guest
Sally Hitchiner
Interviewed Guest
Lucy Wood
Interviewed Guest
Ele Beattie
Interviewed Guest
Fiona Stewart
Interviewed Guest
Andrea Luka Zimmerman
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Beverley Purcell

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Boney M's Marcia Barrett, Pregnancy and the 'fourth' trimester, Windrush women

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Boney M's Marcia Barrett, the 'fourth' trimester of pregnancy, the women on board Windrush

Singer Marcia Barrett on being in the original Boney M, South Korea's 'spy cam porn epidemic', pregnancy and the 'fourth' trimester, and the women on board Windrush.

The singer Marcia Barrett talks to Jenni about being in the original line-up of Boney M, rubbing shoulders with Abba and Michael Jackson, and the thrill of singing Daddy Cool and Rivers of Babylon.

As we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the docking of MV Empire Windrush, maritime historian Jo Stanley on the experience of the women on board .

Plus South Korea's 'spy cam porn epidemic' and the rise of feminist #metoo protest demanding change.

And, we all know that in a forty week pregnancy there are three trimesters but have you hear of the fourth? Why is it important to distinguish the three months after you've given birth?

Presenter Jenni Murray

Producer Beverley Purcell.

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Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest
Jo Stanley
Interviewed Guest
Marcia Barrett
Interviewed Guest
Hannah Horne
Interviewed Guest
Amy Ransom
Interviewed Guest
Minji Lee
Producer
Beverley Purcell

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Weekend Woman's Hour: Celebrating women and activism, Author Lore Segal, Teenagers' partners staying over.

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Celebrating women and activism, Author Lore Segal and teenagers' partners staying over.

Celebrating women and activism, disposing of someone's 'stuff' when they die, will there be more women MPs following the elections in Zimbabwe? and author Lore Segal.

Celebrating women and activism. In a poll, conducted by ComRes for Woman's Hour we asked you about your attitudes to activism, campaigning and public life. Today we hear from three women activists, Mary Barton an animal rights campaigner, Grace Campbell co-founder of the Pink Protest and Harriet MacKenzie-Williams an anti-fracking campaigner about what motivates them and how far they would be willing to go.

We look at the Truth Project set up by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse. We hear from the journalist Shiori Ito who went public with rape allegations last year in Japan about why she wants change the culture there.

Next month Zimbabwe has its first election since Robert Mugabe was forced out of power last November. Only a third of current MPs are women, is this an opportunity for more women to enter the political sphere?

Plus, how do you get rid of 'stuff' that had sentimental value to a deceased partner without feeling guilt? Lore Segal tells us about her autobiographical novel 'Other People's Houses' about how she fled the Nazi's aged just 10 on the Kindertransport bound for Britain.

And what do you do when your teenager asks if their boyfriend or girlfriend can stay overnight?

Producer: Rabeka Nurmahomed

Editor: Beverley Purcell

Guest' Emma Lewis

Guest; Dru Sharpling

Guest; Bryony Farrant

Guest; Mary Barton

Guest; Grace Campbell

Guest; Harriet MacKenzie-Williams

Guest; Roslyn Henry

Guest; Susannah Walker

Guest; Shiori Ito

Guest; Lore Segal

Guest; Shingai Nyoka

Guest; Panashe Chigumadzi.

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Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest
Emma Lewis
Interviewed Guest
Dru Sharpling
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Bryony Farrant
Interviewed Guest
Mary Barton
Interviewed Guest
Grace Campbell
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Harriet MacKenzie-Williams
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Roslyn Henry
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Susannah Walker
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Shiori Ito
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Lore Segal
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Shinga Nyoka
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Panashe Chigumadzi
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Rabeka Nurmahomed
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Beverley Purcell

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The NHS at 70, Why we need more female songwriters, Poet Deborah Alma

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The NHS at 70: the future for women working in the health service.

What does the future look like for women working in the NHS? What can women leaders learn from Angela Merkel? Plus poet Deborah Alma and why we need more female songwriters.

The NHS at 70: What does the future look like for women working in the health service? How can more women enter senior roles? What work needs to be done to close the gender pay gap, which means female NHS employees earn on average 23% less than men?

Angela Merkel remains in office. In her thirteenth year as Chancellor she's just struck another deal with her coalition partner to cut migration into Germany. But are their wider lessons in her political survival? Commentators and business consultants have argued that male leaders seem to find it easier to shake off their failures, while women in the top job are more likely to be ousted than men. So what, if anything, can Angela Merkel teach women leaders?

Why do we need more female songwriters in the music industry? Plus Deborah Alma the Emergency Poet, on the healing properties of poems, #metoo and her first full collection of poetry 'Dirty Laundry'.

Presenter Jenni Murray

Producer Beverley Purcell.

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Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest
Sally Davies
Interviewed Guest
Caroline Dinenage
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Jane Dacre
Interviewed Guest
Anne McElvoy
Interviewed Guest
Stefanie Bolzen
Interviewed Guest
Deborah Alma
Interviewed Guest
Madison Paris
Interviewed Guest
Svetlana Onye
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Beverley Purcell

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17/08/2017

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No More Boys and Girls, Dr Javid Abdelmoneim asks can our kids go gender free?

No More Boys and Girls, can our kids go gender free? Brigid Keenan on the impact of leaving India when Independence and Partition were declared. And historian Juliet Gardiner.

Is the way we treat boys and girls the real reason we haven't achieved equality between men and women? Yesterday the first episode of No More Boys and Girls; Can our kids go gender free? went out on BBC-2 - and it'll be a subject of a phone on Monday's programme. Dr Javid Abdelmoneim and Executive Producer Helen Veale join Jenni to talk about whether stripping away the pink and blue will change the way a class of seven year-olds think.

Author and journalist, Brigid Keenan was nearly seven years old when Indian Independence and Partition were declared. Seventy years later she recalls the impact of those events on her family who had to leave India after a century of India being home.

One of Britain's best-known social historians, Juliet Gardiner tells Jenni about the span of women's lives from the Second World War to the mid-1980s. Using episodes from her own life she illuminates the broader social and feminist history over the past six decades, including the changing attitude towards birth, adoption, education, motherhood and work.

Recent research shows that 1 in 3 households now have a cleaner. Jenni talks to columnist Angela Epstein about why despite having a cleaner herself she feels guilty - but doesn't feel others should and to social historian Helen McCarthy who'll explain why it's something women have struggled with in different ways throughout the last century.

Presenter; Jenni Murray

Producer; Beverley Purcell.

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Sarah Millican, Doctor Foster, May Morris, Inspiring Women of Medicine

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Comic Sarah Millican talks to Jenni Murray about her autobiography How to be Champion.

Comic Sarah Millican talks to Jenni Murray about her autobiography How to be Champion. The series on inspiring women of medicine turns its eye to ophthalmologist Ida Mann.

Comic Sarah Millican talks to Jenni about her autobiography 'How to be Champion'. We discuss the final episode of Doctor Foster with Elizabeth Yardley

Professor of Criminology at Birmingham City University and writer and broadcaster Catherine Blyth. Plus another in our series about inspiring women of

medicine today Professor Carrie MacEwen, chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, pays tribute to Ida Mann, an ophthalmologist known for her

pioneering research work on the development of the eye, and the influences of genetic and social factors on eye disease. And the life and work of

May Morris - the youngest daughter of William Morris - ahead of the second ever exhibition of her work with author Jan Marsh and Curator Rowan Bain.

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Jenni Murray
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Beverley Purcell
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Sarah Millican
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Elizabeth Yardley
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Catherine Blyth
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Carrie MacEwen
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Jan Marsh
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Rowan Bain

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Dawn French, Soprano Amanda Forbes, Writer Valeria Luiselli

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Dawn French, soprano Amanda Forbes, writer Valeria Luiselli.

Dawn French talks about her latest book. Soprano Amanda Forbes on the inspiration behind her latest work - the poems of Carole Anne Duffy. Plus writer Valeria Luiselli.

Dawn French is best-known as a comedian. But she's also a writer and actor. She's been nominated for seven British Academy Television Awards and won a

BAFTA Fellowship with her comedy partner Jennifer Saunders. She talks to Jane about her career, her life and her new book, a biographical diary.

Carole Anne Duffy published her anthology of The World's Wife in 1999. Since then many of the poems featured have gone on to be exam set texts and

even inspired a play. Now some are being developed into an Opera. Amanda Forbes, the soprano taking the lead role, explains why the work has such

wide appeal.

Harvey Weinstein has been fired from the independent film company he co-founded and catapulted to Oscar glory, felled by a mushrooming sexual harassment scandal that has hobbled his status as a media mogul and left his future in Hollywood in jeopardy

Jane talks to Laura Bates Founder of Everyday Sexism Project about why more of the actors are not coming forward to support those that have spoken out

In 2015 Valeria Luiselli, an award-winning Mexican author, began working as a volunteer interpreter in New York City's federal immigration court. Her job was to ask unaccompanied children who had crossed the border from Mexico a standardized series of questions. She would then translate their answers from

Spanish into English. Jane asks Luiselli about her career and how her experiences of talking to these immigrant children influenced her latest work,

Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions.

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Producer Beverley Purcell.

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Jane Garvey
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Beverley Purcell
Interviewed Guest
Valeria Luiselli
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Dawn French
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Amanda Forbes
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Laura Bates

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Weekend Woman's Hour: The American folksinger Peggy Seeger

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Peggy Seeger on her memoir First Time Ever.

Highlights from the Woman's Hour week, presented by Jenni Murray. Folk musician Peggy Seeger performs, and there is a discussion on the Harvey Weinstein case.

American folksinger Peggy Seeger performs and tells us about her new memoir The First Time and her UK wide music and literary tour.

The English actor and writer Dawn French talks about her relationship with her daughter, dealing with racism while married to Lenny Henry and her new book a biographical diary.

We discuss the Harvey Weinstein case, the film producer dealing with multiple allegations of sexual harassment, with Laura Bates of the Everyday Sexism Project.

How can we teach our children about consent? We hear from Deana Puccio the co-founder of the Rap Project and former New York District Attorney and Rachel Fitzsimmons a sex and relationship Education specialist about the best age to broach the subject.

The award winning poet Claudia Rankine examines her experience of race and racism in Western Society

As part of our Best Place to be a woman series we look at Social Isolation of older women. The report found that South Tyneside was one of the worst places to be a lone women over the age of 65. We hear from 89 year old Betty who lives alone in South Tyneside and from Professor Barbara Hanratty from the Institute of Aging at Newcastle University.

Wonder Woman is the world's most iconic female superhero - but what do we know about her real life creators. A new film Professor Marston and the Wonder Women seeks to tell their story. Angela Robinson the director and screenwriter tells us about it.

Presented by Jenni Murray

Producer: Rabeka Nurmahomed

Editor: Beverley Purcell.

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Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest
Peggy Seeger
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Dawn French
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Laura Bates
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Deana Puccio
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Rachel Fitzsimmons
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Claudia Rankine
Interviewed Guest
Barbara Hanratty
Interviewed Guest
Angela Robinson
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Rabeka Nurmahomed
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Beverley Purcell

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Craig Revel Horwood as Miss Hannigan in the Musical Annie

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Craig Revel Horwood on playing Miss Hannigan in Annie. Childcare costs. Dynasty rebooted.

Craig Revel Horwood reflects on his role as Miss Hannigan in the musical Annie. The rising cost of childcare. And Dynasty's back on TV our screens.

Craig Revel Horwood reflects on reprising his role as Miss Hannigan in the musical Annie. It's a role usually played by a woman so how does he approach playing a drunk, lascivious, cruel woman.

Josephine Kulea, the founder of the Samburu Girls Foundation is fighting to end harmful cultural practices such as child marriage, FGM and beading in the pastoralist communities in Northern Kenya She'll be talking to Jenni about how the organisation has managed to rescue over 1,000 girls, and what she believes are the keys to changing attitudes and behaviour.

The cost of childcare is rising faster than wages in England, that's according to analysis from the TUC. There is government support for children aged two and above but most working parents with one-year-olds do not get any state help with childcare costs. Jenni discusses the issue with Megan Jarvie from the Family and Childcare Trust who say that for many parents work doesn't pay.

Plus fashion designer Lydia Higginson talks about how her latest project 'Made My Wardrobe' has helped her recover from a sexual assault.

And Dynasty reimagined for 2017. Julia Raeside who writes for the Guardian and the critic and broadcaster David Benedict look at how women are represented and how the show's changed to reflect the 21st Century.

Presented by Jenni Murray

Producer Beverley Purcell

Reporter Abigail Hollick.

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Jenni Murray
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Beverley Purcell
Interviewed Guest
Craig Revel Horwood
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Josephine Kulea
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Megan Jarvie
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Lydia Higginson
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Julia Raeside
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David Benedict

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Shami Chakrabarti; The safest place to raise children - town v country; Men and the body positive movement

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Shami Chakrabarti (photographer Roddy Paine) talks about her new book, Of Women.

Shami Chakrabarti on her new book Of Women. Where is the safest place to raise children, in the city or in the country? Plus men and the body positive movement.

Shami Chakrabarti talks about her new book -Of Women. It gives a variety of examples which supports her view that women are still at the bottom of the pile even though it's the 21st century.

Town v Country. We discuss the safest place to raise children with Dr Audrey Nazelle, lecturer in air pollution management at Imperial College and Emma, an assistant headteacher of a primary school who blogs under the name West Country Mum.

Over the past couple of months, a new trend on social media has seen a number of men sharing photos of their wives and girlfriends who self-identify as 'curvy' or 'plus-size.' The intention is often to celebrate body positivity - but many of these posts have been faced with criticism. How can some men be better allies to the body positive movement ? Steph Yeboah is a plus size fashion blogger and model. Jessie Thompson is an online arts and culture journalist for the Evening Standard in London.

'A hundred songs for Kneeze and Vijay' is a neon artwork currently on display in Rochdale Bus Station. Commissioned by recoverist arts organisation Portraits of Recovery, they are a part of a project called UNSEEN, which looks at the extra challenges of recovery in diverse communities, including LGBT and South Asian. Vijay and her son, Charlie, now clean for more than four years, join Jane to talk about dealing with his drug addiction. Project worker, Leanne Harper, who works with the drug and alcohol treatment service in Wolverhampton discusses why facing drug addiction is such a hidden problem in these communities.

Presenter Jane Garvey

Producer Beverley Purcell

Shami Chakrabarti; photographer Roddy Paine.

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Presenter
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest
Shami Chakrabarti
Interviewed Guest
Audrey Nazelle
Interviewed Guest
Steph Yeboah
Interviewed Guest
Jessie Thompson
Interviewed Guest
Leanne Harper
Producer
Beverley Purcell

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The Atlas of Beauty; Sex in long-term relationships; March of the Mummies

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Atlas of Beauty, March of the Mummies, Sex in long-term relationships, Poet Una Marson,.

Photos that question what is attractive; marching for better protections for working mothers; sexual desire in long-term relationships; and a profile of Jamaican poet Una Marson.

Four years ago Romanian photographer Mihaela Noroc resigned from her day job to go travelling. She took a camera and as she went from country to country, she started to photograph the women that she met, whatever they were doing. She realised that they all shared a natural attractiveness. She's compiled all the images in an 'Atlas of Beauty.' Jane talks to her about the project and her portraits of women.

Tomorrow families across the UK will march for better protections and support for working mothers. The demonstrations will take place in London, Manchester, Belfast, Cardiff, Newcastle and Glasgow. Joeli Brearley experienced discrimination when she was pregnant and set up the website Pregnant Then Screwed. She's organised the march and joins Jane to outline the demands they are presenting to MPs.

Many of you have been in touch about your sexual issues. So, all this week our reporter Abby Hollick will be talking to women about a wide range of the most common problems raised - today sex in long term relationships. Later in the week we'll cover mismatched libido and the impact having children can have on our sex life.

Una Marson was the first black programme-maker and broadcaster at the BBC. Also known as the first female poet of significance to emerge in West Indies literature, her biographer, Dr Delia Jarrett-Macauley joins Jane to explain why Marson's work was considered ahead of her time and, politicised by her arrival in the UK, trailblazing in the ways we now address race politics, gender, Black identity and Black beauty standards.

Presenter; Jane Garvey

Producer; Beverley Purcell

Reporter; Abigail Hollick.

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Presenter
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest
Joeli Brearley
Interviewed Guest
Mihaela Noroc
Interviewed Guest
Delia Jarrett-Macauley
Producer
Beverley Purcell
Reporter
Abigail Hollick

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Actor Anne Reid on her new film role. Musician Trish Clowes

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Actor Anne Reid, musician Trish Clowes, White House photojournalist Amanda Lucidon.

Anne Reid on her latest role. Photojournalist Amanda Lucidon on four years snapping Michelle Obama at the White House. And how the programme has inspired musician Trish Clowes.

From Coronation Street to Last Tango in Halifax, Anne Reid has been acting on television for sixty years. She'll be talking to Jenni about her new film Kaleidoscope, described as a modern day Psycho.

The photojournalist Amanda Lucidon spent four years as an Official White House photographer covering the First Lady - Michelle Obama. She was responsible for documenting life at the White House to covering domestic and overseas travel. She's published a book featuring over 150 photographs called 'Chasing Light'.

The number of women giving birth to their babies by caesarian section has risen significantly in the past year with almost 28 per cent either choosing the operation or finding themselves being advised to have it or having to do it as an emergency. It's suggested that these numbers, the highest ever recorded, may be caused by obesity, rising maternal age and possibly fear of vaginal childbirth. So what's going on a question for Dr. Shazia Malik an obstetrician and gynaecologist at Barnet Hospital in North London.

The composer and saxophonist Trish Clowes tells us how an interview she heard on the programme inspired her to write a piece of music which she'll be unveiling at the London Jazz Festival this weekend.

And as we approach Remembrance Sunday we keep in our minds the Service men and women killed in conflict during the two Great Wars - half a million

have no known grave. We meet Louise Dorr and Nicola Nash who work as part of a team to identify bodies discovered over the years, in fields and unmarked graves.

Presenter; Jenni Murray

Producer; Beverley Purcell

Reporter Anna King.

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Presenter
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest
Anne Reid
Interviewed Guest
Amanda Lucidon
Interviewed Guest
Shazia Malik
Interviewed Guest
Trish Clowes
Interviewed Guest
Louise Dorr
Interviewed Guest
Nicola Nash
Reporter
Anna King
Producer
Beverley Purcell

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Singer Paloma Faith, Poet Paula Meehan, Talking to children about consent

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Paloma Faith on her new album, Poet Paula Meehan, Teaching children about consent.

Paloma Faith on what inspired her new album, The Architect. Poet Paula Meehan reads 'The View from Under the Table' for Children in Need. And teaching children about consent.

Paloma Faith returns after having a baby with a new album The Architect,. She talks to Jenni about how her music is inspired by motherhood and what she calls 'politics with a small p'.

With sexual harassment allegations dominating the headlines, how should we be talking to our children about their sexual rights and responsibilities? In a short series with Relationships and Sex Education Specialist Rachel Fitzsimmons, Jenni asks how best to have this conversation with children of different ages.

Nadia Murad an Iraqi Yezidi tells us how she was abducted into slavery by members of ISIS. Now free, she's working to help survivors of genocide and human trafficking.

And as Radio 4 Celebrates Children in Need with poems on the theme of childhood award winning Irish poet Paula Meehan will be reading "The View from Under the Table"

Presenter Jenni Murray

Producer Beverley Purcell.

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Presenter
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest
Paloma Faith
Interviewed Guest
Nadia Murad
Interviewed Guest
Paula Meehan
Interviewed Guest
Rachel Fitzsimmons
Producer
Beverley Purcell

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Woman's Hour

Everybody's Talking About Jamie', Policing your child's social media. Life at home after residential treatment for anorexia.

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'Everybody's Talking About Jamie', policing your child's social media, feminism and class.

'Everybody's Talking About Jamie' the musical, policing your child's social media accounts, and does the feminist movement need to make more room for working class women?

Everybody's Talking About Jamie' is a new musical based on the true-life subject of a 2011 BBC documentary looking at a young man's desire to be a drag artist. The real Jamie Campbell and his mother Margaret join Jenni to talk about what it's like to have your life story performed on a West End stage.

In the summer we visited an eating disorders hospital where we spoke to a number of residential patients about their experiences of living with, and being treated for anorexia. But what's it like when you return home? Naomi and her parents share their story.

A coroner has said parents should have the right to monitor social media activity and called for social media "contracts" for parents. His comments came after it emerged the 15 year old killer of Spanish teacher Anne Maguire discussed his intentions on Facebook. So should parents police their teenage children's social media activity? a question for Caroline Hurst of Childnet International

Does the feminist movement need to make more room for working class women? A new essay-based book, 'Know Your Place', explores issues within working class culture. Two of the contributors Sian Norris and Cath Bore talk about their essays. Sian's focuses on growing up in a working class family with gay parents, while Cath's looks at the politics of being a female cleaner.

Plus a look ahead to this month's Late Night Woman's Hour all about hair.

Presenter Jenni Murray

Producer Beverley Purcell.

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Presenter
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest
Jamie Campbell
Interviewed Guest
Margaret Campbell
Interviewed Guest
Caroline Hurst
Interviewed Guest
Sian Norris
Interviewed Guest
Cath Bore
Producer
Beverley Purcell

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