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Woman's Hour

Phina Oruche, Fostering, The "Bunny Boiler"

Duration: 54 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Actress Phina Oruche talks about being pigeon-holed and fighting it. Plus a discussion on fostering, and why are women called 'bunny boilers' when relationships go wrong? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Phina Oruche
Interviewed Guest:
Arwa Mahdawi
Interviewed Guest:
Alya Mooro
Interviewed Guest:
Eve Poole
Interviewed Guest:
Debbie Douglas
Interviewed Guest:
Lydia Bright
Interviewed Guest:
Jackie Edwards

Woman's Hour

Mpho Tutu; Misogynies; Gemma Collins

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Mpho Tutu on forgiving. Joan Smith's Misogynies. Children's sleep. The role of women in the French resistance. What TV drama tells us about women's prisons. Gemma Collins. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Mpho Tutu
Interviewed Guest:
Joan Smith
Interviewed Guest:
Val McDermid
Interviewed Guest:
Sophie Heawood
Interviewed Guest:
Martin Daubney
Interviewed Guest:
Claire Hardaker
Interviewed Guest:
Sam Simms
Interviewed Guest:
Rebecca Martin
Interviewed Guest:
Cecile Rol-Tanguy
Interviewed Guest:
Hanna Diamond
Interviewed Guest:
Juliet Lyon
Interviewed Guest:
Sara Crompton
Interviewed Guest:
Gemma Collins

Woman's Hour

KT Tunstall; Women Bishops; Mrs Wintringham

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Scottish singer-songwriter KT Tunstall gives a live performance of her upcoming single from the new album she recorded in Arizona. Jane Garvey presents the female perspective. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Performer:
KT Tunstall
Interviewed Guest:
Cerrie Burnell

Woman's Hour

Women in Egypt; Emma Pooley

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Women in Egypt. Angry women in fiction. Is it time for a women's Tour de France? Jane Garvey presents the female perspective on the world. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Heather McGregor
Interviewed Guest:
Emma Pooley
Interviewed Guest:
Jamila Abbas
Interviewed Guest:
Clare Massud
Interviewed Guest:
Joanna Briscoe

Woman's Hour

Teenage reading; Inheritance law; Antarctic commander; Botox and incontinence

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

The commander of the British Antarctic Survey, a campaign to change the laws of succession, Botox injections for urinary incontinence, and how couples should share housework. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Agnieszka Fryckowska

Woman's Hour

Beverley Knight; Harriet Harman; Women in Space

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Highlights from the Woman's Hour week, presented by Jane Garvey. With Beverley Knight on her new role in The Bodyguard, the status of women astronauts and florist Constance Spry. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Harriet Harman
Interviewed Guest:
Jude Smith Rachele
Interviewed Guest:
Reni Eddo-Lodge
Interviewed Guest:
Bim Adewumni
Interviewed Guest:
Gub Neal
Interviewed Guest:
Sue Nelson
Interviewed Guest:
Mig Kimpton
Interviewed Guest:
Susie Edwards
Interviewed Guest:
Helen Herman
Interviewed Guest:
Paula Sides
Producer:
Rebecca Myatt

Woman's Hour

Weekend Woman's Hour: Katie Melua; Alison Goldfrapp; Louise Brealey

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

The Muslim Women's Network warn of the sexual exploitation of UK Asian girls, plus Katie Melua, Alison Goldfrapp sings in the studio, and is dyeing grey hair a feminist issue? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Katie Melua
Interviewed Guest:
Taylor Austin Little
Interviewed Guest:
Tim Bacon
Interviewed Guest:
Ratna Lachman
Interviewed Guest:
Louise Brealey
Interviewed Guest:
John Williams
Interviewed Guest:
Heather Barr
Interviewed Guest:
Gabrielle Turnquest
Interviewed Guest:
Patrice Turnquest
Interviewed Guest:
Caryn Franklin
Interviewed Guest:
Alison Goldfrapp
Producer:
Louise Corley

Woman's Hour

Samantha Lewthwaite; Liz Calder; Business Start-Ups

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

What do we know about so-called 'white widow' Samantha Lewthwaite, and how has her image come to dominate coverage of the Kenyan shopping mall attack? Presented by Jane Garvey. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Wollaston
Interviewed Guest:
Liz Calder
Producer:
Louise Corley

Woman's Hour

Edna O'Brien; Campus sexual politics; Flat shoes

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Edna O'Brien on her new collection of short stories written over 50 years, plus sexual politics on campus, and flat shoe fashion. Jane Garvey presents the female perspective. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Edna O'Brien
Interviewed Guest:
Kelley Temple
Interviewed Guest:
Megan Clark
Interviewed Guest:
Jody Day
Interviewed Guest:
Amber Jane Butchart
Interviewed Guest:
Alice Revel

Woman's Hour

Writer Fay Weldon, Lorin LaFave on Internet Safety, Cultural Appropriation

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Writer Fay Weldon talks about her favourite short stories and new novella. Following the murder of her son, Lorin LaFave discusses cyber safety for children. Jane Garvey presents. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Fay Weldon
Interviewed Guest:
Lorin LaFave
Interviewed Guest:
Eleanor Mills
Interviewed Guest:
Yomi Adegoke
Interviewed Guest:
Emmanuelle Dirix

Woman's Hour

Mary Portas; Vince Cable; Laurie Simmons

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Mary Portas on the women working to save our high streets. Vince Cable on women on boards. Has the Premier League made the right decision about Richard Scudamore? Laurie Simmons. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Producer:
Jane Thurlow
Interviewed Guest:
Mary Portas
Interviewed Guest:
Vince Cable
Interviewed Guest:
Laurie Simmons
Interviewed Guest:
Judi Rhys

Woman's Hour

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

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

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

Contributors

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

Woman's Hour

Where Have All the Good Nuns Gone?

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Jane Garvey on negative stereotypes of nuns on TV and film. Plus Cecelia Ahern on her latest book How to Fall in Love, and WH power-lister Mary Curnock Cook, chief exec of UCAS. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Mary Curnock Cook
Interviewed Guest:
Phumzile Mlamgo-Ngcuka
Interviewed Guest:
Joanna Moorhead
Interviewed Guest:
Lynda Dearlove
Interviewed Guest:
Cecelia Ahern

Woman's Hour

Melissa Etheridge, Portraying Dementia, the Cost of Living

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

American singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge, how dementia is being portrayed, the cost of living and Jayne Ozanne on Christian faith and sexuality. Presented by Jane Garvey. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Melissa Etheridge
Interviewed Guest:
Sally Magnusson
Interviewed Guest:
Helen Fitzgerald
Interviewed Guest:
Laura Gardiner
Interviewed Guest:
Emma Hogan
Interviewed Guest:
Jayne Ozanne

Woman's Hour

Sexual orientation in the workplace; India Knight; Jenny Diski

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Can your sexual orientation hinder your success at work? Plus India Knight on a thrifty lifestyle, Jenny Diski on Marie de Gournay, and new research into post natal depression.

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey

Woman's Hour

Weekend Woman's Hour: Keira Knightly; Empathy; Sloths

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Keira Knightley, the importance of empathy, the impact of media reporting on child abuse on those who've experienced it, triathlons, Lucy Cooke on her passion for sloths and frogs. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Keira Knightley
Interviewed Guest:
Lucy Cooke
Interviewed Guest:
Graham Music
Interviewed Guest:
Lesley Jamison
Interviewed Guest:
Nina Burrowes
Interviewed Guest:
Mimi Aye
Interviewed Guest:
Lars Tharp
Interviewed Guest:
Kate Fox

Woman's Hour

Cartoonist Jacky Fleming; Mother of Columbine killer; Fall in number of childminders

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Iconic cartoonist Jacky Fleming on female genius and Sue Klebold, the mother of one of the Columbine High School killers, on living with the pain caused by her son. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Producer:
Jane Thurlow
Interviewed Guest:
Sue Klebold
Interviewed Guest:
Liz Bayram
Interviewed Guest:
Dorothy Williams
Interviewed Guest:
Jacky Fleming
Interviewed Guest:
Hilary Alexander
Interviewed Guest:
Lucy Mangan