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Brighton Festival, Laurie Anderson on the poetry of Lou Reed, Cannes Film Festival

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Laurie Anderson and the poetry of Lou Reed, events from the Brighton Festival including Three Score Dance, Morag Myerscough and the art of Corita Kent, plus film news from Cannes. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Jason Solomons
Interviewed Guest:
Laurie Anderson
Interviewed Guest:
Three Score Dance
Interviewed Guest:
Morag Myerscough

Front Row

Fleabag's Phoebe Waller-Bridge on Star Wars, Andrew Sean Greer, Comic novels

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Arts news, interviews and reviews. Phoebe Waller-Bridge on playing a female droid in the Star Wars franchise, plus Andrew Sean Greer on his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Less. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Phoebe Waller-Bridge
Interviewed Guest:
Andrew Sean Greer
Interviewed Guest:
Arifa Akbar

Front Row

François Ozon's L'Amant Double, Patrick Heron, Rachel Kushner

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

French director Francois Ozon discusses his latest film L'Amant Double, plus Patrick Heron at Tate St Ives and Rachel Kushner on her latest novel set in a US women's prison. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Francois Ozon
Interviewed Guest:
Andrew Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Susanna Heron
Interviewed Guest:
Rachel Kushner

Front Row

Pretty Yende, Dennis Lehane, The Handmaid's Tale

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Pretty Yende making her debut at the Royal Opera House, Dennis Lehane on his new novel Since We Fell and The Handmaid's Tale reviewed. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Pretty Yende
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Churchwell
Interviewed Guest:
Dennis Lehane
Interviewed Guest:
Adrian Wootton
Presenter:
Kirsty Lang

Woman's Hour

The Woman's Hour Craft Prize exhibition opens, and Hermione Norris

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Hermione Norris and Cold Feet; Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh cook the perfect pavlova; pensions and women born in the 1950s; Craft Prize. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Carolyn Harris
Interviewed Guest:
Hermione Norris
Interviewed Guest:
Yotam Ottolenghi
Interviewed Guest:
Helen Goh
Interviewed Guest:
Evelyn Mok

Woman's Hour

Beth Ditto, Syrian hospital bombings, Fetishising motherhood, Sharon D Clarke, The Button Box

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Beth Ditto, Syrian hospital bombings, Sharon D Clarke on playing Ma Rainey, buttons and the stories they tell, and fetishising motherhood on social media. Jenni Murray presents. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Rola Hallam
Interviewed Guest:
Beth Ditto
Interviewed Guest:
Flic Everitt
Interviewed Guest:
Jody Day
Interviewed Guest:
Lynn Knight
Interviewed Guest:
Sharon D Clarke

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

Mixed Culture Friendship, Social Media Influencers, Australia and Voluntourism

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Australia moves to ban 'voluntourism' in orphanages in developing countries. Plus why female social influencers are earning more than men, and Lord of the Flies. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Linda Reynolds
Interviewed Guest:
Rebecca Nhep
Interviewed Guest:
Georgette Mulheir
Interviewed Guest:
Brooke Erin Duffy
Interviewed Guest:
Nikki Rees
Interviewed Guest:
Louise Doughty
Interviewed Guest:
Helen O'Hara

Woman's Hour

Talking about miscarriage, Miranda Richardson, Leaving care

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Nikki Bedi looks at miscarriage. Plus Miranda Richardson on May We Be Forgiven by AM Homes. And what are the challenges facing young people leaving children's homes? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Nikki Bedi
Interviewed Guest:
Lisa Francesca Nand
Interviewed Guest:
David Kirk
Interviewed Guest:
Miranda Richardson
Interviewed Guest:
Martin Crewe

Woman's Hour

Allegra McEvedy; CSA changes; Lady Helen Hamlyn

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Allegra McEvedy cooks the perfect pork chops. Impact of changes to the Child Support Agency. Philanthropist and WH powerlister Lady Helen Hamlyn. Jenni Murray presents. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Steve Webb
Interviewed Guest:
Caroline Davey
Interviewed Guest:
Lady Helen Hamlyn
Interviewed Guest:
Allegra McEvedy

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

Angela Rippon, Northern Ireland Abortion, Women Fire Control Operators

Duration: 41 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Angela Rippon on ageing well, abortion in Northern Ireland, philanthropist Maggie Doyne, women fire control operators and how to cook the perfect chapli beef kebab. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Angela Rippon
Interviewed Guest:
Clare Murphy
Interviewed Guest:
Maggie Doyne
Interviewed Guest:
Sam Pendlebury
Interviewed Guest:
Sasha Hitchins
Interviewed Guest:
Sumayya Usmani

Woman's Hour

DSK, what do French women think? Why do parents keep quiet about their children's mental ill-health?Jean Harrod

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Dominique Strauss-Kahn trial: what do French women think? Why are parents reluctant to access counselling for children? And diplomat-turned-novelist Jean Harrod. With Jenni Murray. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Agnes Poirier
Interviewed Guest:
Fiona Pienaar
Interviewed Guest:
Jean Harrod
Interviewed Guest:
Marissa Begonia

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

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

Natalie Bennett, Bridget Jones, Making underwear, Women and the Russian Revolution, are young people having less sex?

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Natalie Bennett, the outgoing leader of the Green Party, Bridget Jones 20 years on, the Russian Revolution through women's eyes; and are young people having less sex? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Natalie Bennett
Interviewed Guest:
Viv Groskop
Interviewed Guest:
Hattie Crisell
Interviewed Guest:
undefined Girl On The Net
Interviewed Guest:
Daisy Buchanan

Woman's Hour

Olympic Gold Hockey Players Kate and Helen Richardson-Walsh

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Olympic gold-medal-winning hockey players Kate and Helen-Richardson Walsh, Atiha Sen Gupta on her play Counting Stars, Helen Sedgwick. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Kate Richardson-Walsh
Interviewed Guest:
Helen Richardson-Walsh
Interviewed Guest:
Atiha Sen Gupta
Interviewed Guest:
Helen Sedgwick

Woman's Hour

Mary J Blige and Carey Mulligan, Grace Mugabe

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Mary J Blige and Carey Mulligan, the future of Grace Mugabe, social media poet Nikita Gill and Lisa Carne on protecting Belize's coral reef. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Mary J Blige
Interviewed Guest:
Carey Mulligan
Interviewed Guest:
Kate Law
Interviewed Guest:
Clionadh Raleigh
Interviewed Guest:
Lisa Carne
Interviewed Guest:
Sophie Wear
Interviewed Guest:
Nikita Gill

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