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Woman's Hour

30/09/2010

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Presented by Jenni Murray. What difference did the 1968 Dagenham women's strike make?

Presented by Jenni Murray. What difference did the 1968 Dagenham women's strike make? Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero improvises live and Gauguin's relationship with women.

Presented by Jenni Murray. What difference did the 1968 Dagenham women's strike make? Jenni talks to three of the machinists who took part. Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero performed for President Obama's inauguration. She improvises live in the studio. And as the Paul Gauguin exhibition opens at Tate Modern, what was his relationship with women?

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Woman's Hour

01/10/2010

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With Jenni Murray. Cumberland artist Sheila Fell.

With Jenni Murray. Cumberland artist Sheila Fell; Unwanted facial hair; do widowers often attract female attention?

With Jenni Murray. The life and work of Cumberland artist Sheila Fell, Jenni talks to her biographer Cate Haste.

Do young widowers find themselves the focus of female attention soon after losing a partner.. and do young widows experience a similar thing? A new campaign, We Can Face It, encourages women with excess facial hair to talk about it and seek treatment. And, should the Vetting and Barring Scheme - aimed at protecting children and vulnerable adults - be scrapped?

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Presented by Jane Garvey. The women and their struggle for equal pay in Made in Dagenham.

Presented by Jane Garvey. The women whose struggle for equal pay is told in the film Made in Dagenham, and Josceline Dimbleby on spicing up cooking in the seventies.

Presented by Jane Garvey. The women whose struggle for equal pay is told in the film Made in Dagenham, Josceline Dimbleby on spicing up cooking in the seventies, the appeal of the widower - why it's different for men, illustrator Helen Oxenbury with husband and author John Burningham on their first joint venture, viewing the body as a commodity, and music from Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero.

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Woman's Hour

04/10/2010

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Presented by Jane Garvey. Cyndi Lauper on her new album of blues music.

Presented by Jane Garvey. Cyndi Lauper on her new album of blues music, families after divorce, Helen Castor on Medieval Queens and we discuss how being wrong is often right.

Presented by Jane Garvey. Cyndi Lauper famous for her hits 'Girls just want to have fun', 'Time after Time' and 'True Colours' talks about her life and new album of blues music . Can being wrong ever be right? Kathryn Shulz author of 'Being Wrong. Adventures in the Margin of Error', debates the issue with columnist Johann Hari. Helen Castor explores the power of the medieval queens and we look at how the family courts deal with children after divorce. The Family Justice Review has just finished it's public consultation, with their recommendations to be published next year. We consider whether claims that the current system is biased against fathers and damaging to children have any basis.

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Woman's Hour

05/10/2010

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Presented by Jane Garvey. Legendary American jazz singer Sheila Jordan performs live.

Presented by Jane Garvey. Legendary American jazz singer Sheila Jordan, who is in her eighties, talks about life on the road and performs in the studio. The CPS is considering whether to prosecute two campaigners for their graphic protest against abortion. When it comes to peaceful protest - what is publically acceptable? Yewande Akinola is an engineer taking part in the Channel Four series "Titanic: The Mission" that's rebuilding parts of the original ship. She talks to Jane about traditional construction techniques and her interest in low energy consumption buildings. And the joys and pitfalls of keeping urban chickens.

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Woman's Hour

06/10/2010

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Presented by Jenni Murray, who is joined by choreographer Arlene Phillips.

Presented by Jenni Murray. Jenni is joined by the choreographer Arlene Phillips. We look at the issue of vaginal atrophy and ask whether cuts to child benefit are tough but fair.

Presented by Jenni Murray. Arlene Phillips, best known for her work on BBC's Strictly Come Dancing talks about her life career and new project the musical Flashdance. Vaginal atrophy is a distressing condition that affects up to fifty percent of women after the menopause. We hear from one sufferer and talk to Dr David Sturdee, Consultant Gynaecologist and President of the International Menopause Society about possible treatments. And following the news this week that the Coalition Government is to cut child benefit for those with incomes over £44,000 we consider whether the move is tough but unfair on many families. We hear from listeners and talk to Justine Roberts from Mumsnet and Dr Samantha Callan from the right leaning think tank the Centre for Social Justice.

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Woman's Hour

07/10/2010

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Presented by Jenni Murray. Ingrid Betancourt on her 6 years as a hostage in Columbia.

Presented by Jenni Murray. Ingrid Betancourt on her 6 years as a hostage in Columbia; the Women's National Commission - should it be abolished? and Marina and the Diamonds.

Presented by Jenni Murray. Ingrid Betancourt spent 6 years as a hostage in the Columbian jungle, she talks to Jenni about her ordeal. The Women's National Commission is under threat. Sarah Veale, a WNC Commissioner and Jill Kirby, Director of the Centre for Policy Studies, discuss its future. And Marina and the Diamonds play live.

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Woman's Hour

08/10/2010

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Presented by Jenni Murray. Women in the Shadow Cabinet and bear hunting in Canada.

Presented by Jenni Murray. David Tennant on playing a bereaved dad. Who are the women in the new Shadow Cabinet? and what's the appeal of bear hunting to Canadian women?

Presented by Jenni Murray. David Tennant joins Jenni to talk about playing a bereaved dad in the new drama, 'Single Father'. The results of the Shadow Cabinet elections will be known late on Thursday. We assess how women have fared, who's in and who's out and what does it mean for female representation in politics? Plus -the US Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin made much of her love of hunting. So why are more women taking up the sport. We report from America's neighbour, Canada, where women are being encouraged to hunt bear. Plus - why does the north west have the highest number of forced marriages outside London?

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Presented by Jane Garvey. David Tennant on fatherhood in his new screen role.

Presented by Jane Garvey. David Tennant; Arlene Phillips; Ingrid Betancourt; your views on child benefit; and music from Marina and the Diamonds.

Presented by Jane Garvey. It's been nearly a year since David Tennant handed over the keys of the Tardis. Now he's back. This Sunday he'll star in 'Single Father', the story of a man bringing up four children alone, after the death of his wife.

The CPS is considering whether to prosecute two campaigners for their graphic protest against abortion. When it comes to peaceful protest - what is publically acceptable?

Arlene Phillips, best known for her work on BBC's Strictly Come Dancing talks about her life and career, views on the news series, and her latest project Flashdance the Musical.

The Coalition Government plans to cut child benefit for those with incomes over £44,000 - we hear your views on whether it's fair or unfair to families.

Ingrid Betancourt spent 6 years as a hostage in the Columbian jungle, she talks about her harrowing ordeal.

Can being wrong ever be right? Kathryn Shulz author of 'Being Wrong. Adventures in the Margin of Error', debates the issue with columnist Johann Hari.

Music from Marina and the Diamonds.

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Woman's Hour

11/10/2010

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Presented by Jane Garvey. Including the original IT girl Tara Palmer Tomkinson.

Presented by Jane Garvey. Including the original IT girl Tara Palmer Tomkinson; Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter; children and hand washing; and new laws affecting women in Kenya.

Presented by Jane Garvey. Tara Palmer Tomkinson on her first novel 'Inheritance', her battle with drugs, and eating diamonds by mistake. World renowned violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter talks about her life and career. We look at Women's Rights in Kenya with Baroness Stern of Vauxhall and Mary Njeri of the Kenyan NGO the Coalition on Violence Against Women and we consider hygiene and toilets in British Schools as part of the Global Handwashing Day initiative.

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Woman's Hour

12/10/2010

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With Jane Garvey. Including Beverley Turner on her husband James Cracknell's brain injury.

Presented by Jane Garvey. Including Beverley Turner on her husband James Cracknell's brain injury, the life of 18th century opera singer Elizabeth Linley and child poverty.

Presented by Jane Garvey. Earlier this year the adventurer James Cracknell suffered a brain injury. Jane is joined by his wife Beverley Turner to talk about how their world has changed. Elizabeth Linley was a famed 18th soprano. As her most famous opera opens in London, we discuss her life and legacy. Frank Field has said that the life chances of most poorer children are set by their 5th birthday. Is this correct? And, Claire Rayner regularly appeared on Woman's Hour for more than fifty years. We commemorate her life.

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Woman's Hour

13/10/2010

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With Jenni Murray. Including June Spencer, the actress who plays Peggy in The Archers.

Presented by Jenni Murray. Including June Spencer, 'Peggy' in The Archers; Elish Angiolini, Scotland's Lord Advocate and the grande dame of peformance art, Marina Abramovic.

Presented by Jenni Murray. June Spencer is 'Peggy' in The Archers, a role she has played for almost 60 years. Now 91, she joins Jenni to talk of her life both real and in Ambridge. The Archers abounds with matriarchs, so what is their history and role in society? Elish Angiolini was Scotland's first female Lord Advocate. As she leaves her post, she looks back on four years in office. And, Marina Abramovic has been called the "grande dame" of radical performance art. With her latest show about to open in London, she talks about a career that has taken her from Belgrade to New York and beyond.

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Woman's Hour

14/10/2010

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Presented by Jenni Murray. Including Yvette Cooper, Labour's new Shadow Foreign Secretary.

Presented by Jenni Murray. Including Yvette Cooper, Labour's new Shadow Foreign Secretary, solicitor Gareth Peirce on miscarriages of justice and influential women cooks.

Presented by Jenni Murray. Last Friday Yvette Cooper was appointed to the shadow cabinet as Foreign Secretary. She talks to Jenni about the challenges ahead. The solicitor Gareth Peirce made her name representing the likes of the Birmingham Six and the Guildford Four. As her first book is published, she reflects on her views on justice post 9/11. And, Elizabeth David was one of the most acclaimed cookery writers of the 20th century. So what makes an influential cook?

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Woman's Hour

15/10/2010

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Presented by Jenni Murray. Can artificial flowers ever measure up to the real thing?

Presented by Jenni Murray. Can artificial flowers ever measure up to real ones? Should IVF be funded on the NHS? Janet Suzman on Antony & Cleopatra; and WW1 nurse Edith Cavell.

Presented by Jenni Murray. Can artificial flowers ever measure up to the real thing? Three Primary Care Trusts have recently suspended funding for IVF on the NHS along with other cost saving measures. In the current financial climate should IVF be funded on the NHS at all? Actress turned director Janet Suzman talks about directing Kim Cattrall in the title role of Antony & Cleopatra at Liverpool Playhouse - a role Suzman made her own almost 40 years ago; And the writer Diana Souhami talks about her new biography of the British nurse, Edith Cavell, shot by the Germans during World War I.

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Presented by Jane Garvey. June Spencer on sixty years as Peggy in The Archers.

Presented by Jane Garvey. Actress June Spencer on sixty years as the indomitable Peggy in The Archers, and shadow minister Yvette Cooper on Ed, equality and elections.

Presented by Jane Garvey. Actress June Spencer on sixty years as the indomitable Peggy in The Archers; shadow minister Yvette Cooper on Ed, equality and elections; human rights lawyer Gareth Peirce taking a stand against injustice; Frank Field MP discusses what impact poverty has on a child's life chances; IVF and its affordability on the NHS; violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter; and faking it with flowers.

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Woman's Hour

18/10/2010

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Presented by Jane Garvey. Fashionista Gok Wan on his autobiography Through Thick and Thin.

Presented by Jane Garvey. Fashionista Gok Wan on his autobiography Through Thick and Thin, and philanthropist Melinda Gates talks about her campaign to tackle global poverty.

Presented by Jane Garvey. Fashionista Gok Wan on his autobiography Through Thick and Thin; philanthropist Melinda Gates talks about her campaign to tackle global poverty; as the European Parliament considers extending the period of paid maternity leave we discuss its likely impact and affordability; mature learners and what the Browne review of university funding will mean for women returning to study.

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Woman's Hour

19/10/2010

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Presented by Jane Garvey. Never too late? Relaunching yourself later in life.

Presented by Jane Garvey. Never too late? A special programme looking at relaunching yourself later in life. Why do it? What are the joys? And what about the pitfalls?

Presented by Jane Garvey. Never too late? A special programme looking at relaunching yourself later in life. Following on from yesterday's Radio Four documentary "Midlife Relaunch" Jane talks to four listeners who have recently made a major life change. Why did they do it? What are the joys? And what about the pitfalls?

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Woman's Hour

20/10/2010

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Presented by Jenni Murray. Audrey Niffenegger on her new novel "The Night Bookmobile".

Presented by Jenni Murray. Audrey Niffenegger on her new novel The Night Bookmobile, and will pre-nuptial agreements become law? Plus Dutch singing sensation Caro Emerald.

Presented by Jenni Murray. Audrey Niffenegger's "The Time Traveler's Wife" was a huge international bestseller. Audrey joins Jenni to talk about her latest book, "The Night Bookmobile". As the Supreme Court rules on pre-nuptial agreements, we discuss the impact on British couples. Caro Emerald is a Dutch singing sensation whose debut album is released in the UK this week. She'll be in the studio to sing live. And sex before the sexual revolution. What was the reality for couples in the first half of the twentieth century?

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Woman's Hour

21/10/2010

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Presented by Jenni Murray. Including celebrity photographer Mary McCartney.

Including celebrity photographer Mary McCartney and hypnotic gastric bands - do they reallly work? Plus how was Edgar Allan Poe influenced by the women in his life?

Presented by Jenni Murray. Mary McCartney has been taking celebrity photographs for almost twenty years. With a new book and two exhibitions of her work currently showing in London, she talks to Jenni about using her camera as a diary. Hypnotic gastric bands are a new phenomena, so can they work? The psychotherapist Susie Orbach and hypnotherapist Lou Palmer discuss the issues. Denise Mina's documentary 'Edgar Allan Poe: Love, Death and Women' is on BBC 4 tonight. So what influence did Poe's mother, wife and female companions have on his life? And the Spending Review, what impact will it have on women?

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Woman's Hour

22/10/2010

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Presented by Jenni Murray. Breast cancer - prevention or cure, plus Jeanette Winterson.

Presented by Jenni Murray. Should more money go on breast cancer prevention rather than cure? Also Jeanette Winterson and the Manchester sermon, and women working together.

Presented by Jenni Murray. We ask if breast cancer charities are spending too much time focussing on cure, rather than prevention. Plus, women working together. On 'The Apprentice', the women's team were told off by the business woman Karen Brady when they descended into a slanging match after losing their task. She said they were setting a bad example for women everywhere. Was she right? The writer Jeanette Winterson delivers the inaugural Manchester Sermon at the city's Cathedral as part of the Manchester Literature Festival. So what is a sermon - and why have women, for so long, been excluded from giving them? Jenni is joined by the Anglican priest Angela Tilby and by the Methodist minister Joanne Archer-Siddall. And - Jenny Nimmo is one of the country's best loved children's authors; her 'Charlie Bone' stories have been read by thousands of youngsters. For the first time she has teamed up with her daughter Gwen Milward, who is an illustrator. So what's it like working with your mother?

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