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Woman's Hour

Kelly Hoppen; Jackie Ashley; Women in Iran

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Kelly Hoppen on joining Dragon's Den. Jackie Ashley on caring for her husband Andrew Marr after his stroke. What a new president means for women in Iran. Wives of gay men. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Jackie Ashley
Interviewed Guest:
Ziba Mir-Hosseini
Interviewed Guest:
Sussan Tahmasebi
Interviewed Guest:
Nicholas McInerny
Interviewed Guest:
Kelly Hoppen

Woman's Hour

Andy Burnham MP, the pill and endometrial cancer, male muses

Duration: 54 minutes

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

Available for over a year

With Andy Burnham, Labour leadership contender, new research on the effect of the pill on preventing endometrial cancer, male muses, and the Buddha and women. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Emma Barnett
Interviewed Guest:
Andy Burnham
Interviewed Guest:
Bettany Hughes
Interviewed Guest:
Valerie Beral
Interviewed Guest:
Clare Pollard
Interviewed Guest:
Kim Devereux

Woman's Hour

Women jockeys in The Grand National, Louise Martin, Men writing female characters, Bump, Birth and Beyond.

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Jenni Murray talks to Louise Martin, first female president of the Commonwealth Games Federation. Plus women jockeys and the Grand National, and men writing female characters. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Ailbhe Conneely
Interviewed Guest:
Louise Martin
Interviewed Guest:
Mike Gayle
Interviewed Guest:
Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

Woman's Hour

Frances Kelsey and thalidomide regulation, Sophie Hannah, Cosplay, Mezzo-soprano Kitty Whately

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LWLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

The life of Frances Kelsey, who kept Thalidomide out of the US, Sophie Hannah on her latest psychological crime novel, cosplay and fantasy dressing, and mezzo-soprano Kitty Whately. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Marjorie Wallace
Interviewed Guest:
John P Swann
Interviewed Guest:
Sophie Hannah
Interviewed Guest:
Celeste Hicks
Interviewed Guest:
Kitty Whately

Woman's Hour

Anna Watkins Olympic Rower, Jack The Ripper, Gay marriage, Women's Vote myths

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Presented by Jenni Murray. Olympic rower Anna Watkins, gay marriage, young entrepreneur Laura Green, and women's vote myths. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Katherine Connelly
Interviewed Guest:
Alyson Brown
Interviewed Guest:
Anna Watkins
Interviewed Guest:
Eleanor Oldroyd
Interviewed Guest:
Harvey B Brown
Interviewed Guest:
Laura Green
Interviewed Guest:
Katharine Peacock

Woman's Hour

Home Alone, Men - Retirement and Widowhood, OCD in Children, Mary Wollstonecraft, Male Testosterone Cycle

Duration: 54 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Home alone, men in retirement and widowhood, OCD in children, Mary Wollstonecraft and the male testosterone cycle. Presented by Jenni Murray. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Crown
Interviewed Guest:
John Cameron
Interviewed Guest:
Brian Farley
Interviewed Guest:
Uta Frith
Interviewed Guest:
Bruce Clark
Interviewed Guest:
Katherine Connelly
Interviewed Guest:
Leighton Seal

Woman's Hour

Tackling child sexual exploitation in Oxford and Rotherham, Verbal anaesthesia, Part-time school, Pregnancy and exercise

Duration: 54 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Jane Garvey looks at what can be done to tackle child sexual exploitation in Oxford and Rotherham, verbal anaesthesia - easing pain through talking - and exercising while pregnant. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Cassandra Harrison
Interviewed Guest:
Sophie Humphreys
Interviewed Guest:
Tony Draper
Interviewed Guest:
Louise Tickle
Interviewed Guest:
Vanessa Mackey
Interviewed Guest:
Jennifer Jones

Woman's Hour

Noma Dumezweni, Helen Sharman, pain relief, Women and Swearing, Marital Rape in India, Neko Case

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Helen Sharman, pain relief, women and swearing, actress Noma Dumezweni, marital rape law in India, and US singer-songwriter Neko Case. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Jarvis
Interviewed Guest:
Ava Vidal
Interviewed Guest:
Alice Vincent
Interviewed Guest:
Noma Dumezweni
Interviewed Guest:
Namita Bhandare
Interviewed Guest:
Neko Case

Woman's Hour

Lily Tomlin, The Chain with Samantha Morton, Mmabatho Montsho, Jackie Ashley

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Lily Tomlin; The Chain with Samantha Morton; film-maker Mmabatho Montsho and South African women challenging sex myths; Jackie Ashley, new president of Lucy Cavendish College. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Lily Tomlin
Interviewed Guest:
Mmabatho Montsho
Interviewed Guest:
Samantha Morton
Interviewed Guest:
Jackie Ashley

Woman's Hour

Iris Apfel, Risking it all for an affair, Living with early onset Alzheimers, Vocal fry

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Fashion icon Iris Apfel, why some linguists believe 'vocal fry' undermines women, living with Alzheimers, and 'having it all' and risking it for an affair. Jenni Murray presents. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Iris Apfel
Interviewed Guest:
Rosie Millard
Interviewed Guest:
Susanna Abse
Interviewed Guest:
Wendy Mitchell
Interviewed Guest:
Naomi Wolf
Interviewed Guest:
Elleke Boehmer

Woman's Hour

Weekend Woman's Hour: Kate Winslet, Appearance, Carrie Brownstein

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, including Kate Winslet on her films The Dresser and Steve Jobs. Plus a look at why appearance matters and the business of beauty. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Kate Winslet
Interviewed Guest:
Judith Woods
Interviewed Guest:
Nicky Cox
Interviewed Guest:
Amy Childs
Interviewed Guest:
Mahlet Zimeta
Interviewed Guest:
Phillippa Diedrichs
Interviewed Guest:
Sali Hughes
Interviewed Guest:
Sonia Haria
Interviewed Guest:
Vivienne Rudd
Interviewed Guest:
Carrie Brownstein
Interviewed Guest:
Zoe Rahman
Interviewed Guest:
Issie Barratt

Woman's Hour

Jane Garvey's Makeover, Childcare Bill and Children with Disabilities, Rooney Mara, Carmen Giannattasio, Teenage Boys

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Jane Garvey's makeover, the Childcare Bill and disabilities, Rooney Mara and the film Carol, soprano Carmen Giannattasio, and teenage boys on the pressures to look good. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Amanda Batten
Interviewed Guest:
Rooney Mara
Interviewed Guest:
Carmen Giannattasio

Woman's Hour

Listener Week: Being Asexual, Post-adoption depression, Disability and Inclusion.

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Listener Week: A look at being asexual, a mother and daughter's inclusive group for people with disabilities, why clothes are a serious business and post-adoption depression. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Caroline Wood
Interviewed Guest:
Sam Rosen
Interviewed Guest:
Bernice Hardie
Interviewed Guest:
Jessica Hardie
Interviewed Guest:
Kate Strasdin
Interviewed Guest:
Rachel Arthur
Interviewed Guest:
Carolyn Oliver

Woman's Hour

Ali Gibb and hitting three holes-in-one in one day; Bushra El-Turk, Mothers Who Make

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Golfer Ali Gibb on defying the odds to hit three holes-in-one in one day, composer Bushra El-Turk on her debut commission for the BBC Proms, and mothers starting arts careers. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Ali Gibb
Interviewed Guest:
Bushra El-Turk
Interviewed Guest:
Emma Dabiri
Interviewed Guest:
Matilda Leyser
Interviewed Guest:
Naomi Lange
Interviewed Guest:
Lucy Simm

Woman's Hour

Vanity Fair, C-sections, Miriam Toews, Second careers

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Claudia Jesse and director Gwyneth Williams on a new TV adaptation of Vanity Fair, Natasha Pearlman on why her elective C-section was great, and Miriam Toews on her latest novel. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Natasha Pearlman
Interviewed Guest:
Karen Morton
Interviewed Guest:
Claudia Jessie
Interviewed Guest:
Gwyneth Hughes
Interviewed Guest:
Miriam Toews
Interviewed Guest:
Lauretta Ihonor
Interviewed Guest:
Mishal Husain

Woman's Hour

Wendy and Colin Parry, Brexit and what women want, Child care costs in England

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Wendy and Colin Parry whose son Tim aged 12 died in the Warrington bombing, swatching or trying different shades of make up, and how much choice is there for women with dark skin? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Colin Parry
Interviewed Guest:
Wendy Parry
Interviewed Guest:
Kemi Olivia Alemoru
Interviewed Guest:
Leonore Christa
Interviewed Guest:
Nicola Smith

Woman's Hour

Leonora Carrington; Crafts for children; Women and guns in the US

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

The Surreal Life of Leonora Carrington; gender pay gap; texts that change your life; crafts for children; women carrying guns in the US. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Jo Swinson
Interviewed Guest:
Joanna Moorhead
Interviewed Guest:
Laura Dockrill
Interviewed Guest:
Christine Leech

Woman's Hour

Laura Mvula, Laini Taylor, Co-housing for older women

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Laura Mvula on anxiety; fantasy fiction writer Laini Taylor on her latest book; Britain's first co-housing scheme specifically designed for and by older women. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Laura Mvula
Interviewed Guest:
Kevin Hyland
Interviewed Guest:
Laini Taylor

Woman's Hour

Endometriosis, Juliet Butler, Gay parenting

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Endometriosis and the impact on relationships, Juliet Butler on her friendship with conjoined twins Masha and Dasha, and Sarah Hagger-Holt and David Ledain on being a gay parent. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Emma Barnett
Interviewed Guest:
Nicky Hudson
Interviewed Guest:
Juliet Butler
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Hagger-Holt
Interviewed Guest:
David Ledain

Woman's Hour

Erla Bolladottir, Clothes for zero gravity, Katharine Welby-Roberts

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Erla Bolladottir and the double-murder that rocked Iceland in the 1970s. Astronaut Dr Helen Sharman and Dr Barbara Brownie on designing clothes for zero gravity. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Erla Bolladottir
Interviewed Guest:
Helga Arnardottir
Interviewed Guest:
Katharine Welby-Roberts
Interviewed Guest:
Helen Sharman
Interviewed Guest:
Barbara Brownie