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Woman's Hour

Amanda Holden; Vicky Pryce; Extraordinary women of the 'fifties

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Amanda Holden on marriage, divorce and her risky pregnancy. Vicky Pryce responds to government plans for women prisoners to serve sentences closer to home. With Jane Garvey. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Amanda Holden
Interviewed Guest:
Vicky Pryce
Interviewed Guest:
Margot James
Interviewed Guest:
Emily Thornberry
Interviewed Guest:
Rachel Cooke
Producer:
Ruth Watts

Woman's Hour

Weekend Woman's Hour

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

The best bits of the Woman's Hour Takeover Week including guest editors Angelina Jolie Pitt, Mary Berry, Eniola Aluko, Jackie Kay and Professor Sunetra Gupta. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Mary Berry
Interviewed Guest:
Eniola Aluko
Interviewed Guest:
Anna Kessel
Interviewed Guest:
Annie Zaidi
Interviewed Guest:
Jackie Kay
Interviewed Guest:
Philippa Perry
Interviewed Guest:
Angelina Jolie Pitt
Interviewed Guest:
Sunetra Gupta
Interviewed Guest:
Rachel Cooke
Interviewed Guest:
Vesna Goldsworthy
Interviewed Guest:
Suzanne Doyle-Morris
Interviewed Guest:
Meenaa Azmayesh
Interviewed Guest:
Sam Everington
Interviewed Guest:
undefined Tara

Woman's Hour

Takeover week: Guest Editor Professor Sunetra Gupta

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Scientist and novelist Professor Sunetra Gupta guest edits the programme. Should people stick to a specialism or embrace multitasking in all elements of life? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Vesna Goldsworthy
Interviewed Guest:
Bridget Ogilvie
Interviewed Guest:
Rachel Cooke
Interviewed Guest:
Mandy Bentley
Interviewed Guest:
Ritu Menon
Interviewed Guest:
Helen Taylor

Woman's Hour

Men and relationships, Amnesty International sex work debate, Penelope Mortimer

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Suzi Godson hears about young men's attitudes to commitment, jockey Hayley Turner discusses women in horse racing, and Amnesty International's review of the sex trade is explored. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Emma Barnett
Interviewed Guest:
Suzi Godson
Interviewed Guest:
Hayley Turner
Interviewed Guest:
Rachel Cooke

Woman's Hour

Wendy Cope, Making a Murderer, What is a feminist novel in the 21st century?

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Wendy Cope talks about poetry writing and her new book of prose writings, Life, Love and The Archers. Plus a new report has just come out on trafficking women with children. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Wendy Cope
Interviewed Guest:
Klara Skrivankova
Interviewed Guest:
Laura Ricciardi
Interviewed Guest:
Moira Demos
Interviewed Guest:
Lynn Nottage
Interviewed Guest:
Lennie Goodings
Interviewed Guest:
Rachel Cooke

Open Book

Ben Watt, Mike Nicol, Rachel Cooke and Jonathan Gibbs

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Literary reviews - do women get a fair deal? Musician Ben Watt on his memoir about his parents, and South African crime writer Mike Nicol on his latest book Of Cops and Robbers. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Ben Watt
Interviewed Guest:
Rachel Cooke
Interviewed Guest:
Jonathan Gibbs
Interviewed Guest:
Mike Nicol
Producer:
Andrea Kidd

Open Book

Sunjeev Sahota

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Sunjeev Sahota talks about his startling new novel The Year of the Runaways, and Janice Galloway discusses her new collection of short stories. Mariella Frostrup presents. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Sunjeev Sahota
Interviewed Guest:
Rachel Cooke
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Richards
Interviewed Guest:
Kate Grenville
Interviewed Guest:
Janice Galloway

A Good Read

John Inverdale and Rachel Cook

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

4 Extra Debut. Harriett Gilbert, John Inverdale and Rachel Cooke discuss books by Jan Morris, George Orwell and Meg Wolitzer. From 2013. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
John Inverdale
Interviewed Guest:
Rachel Cooke

Woman's Hour

Weekend Woman's Hour: Naomi Campbell; Cressida Dick; Amanda Holden

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Supermodel Naomi Campbell on making the catwalk more diverse. Metropolitan Police assistant commissioner Cressida Dick. Amanda Holden. The appeal of teenage vloggers. Lynne Segal. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Naomi Campbell
Interviewed Guest:
Cressida Dick
Interviewed Guest:
Amanda Holden
Interviewed Guest:
Benjamin Cook
Interviewed Guest:
Anne Scargill
Interviewed Guest:
Cath Prisk
Interviewed Guest:
Angela Epstein
Interviewed Guest:
Lynne Segal
Interviewed Guest:
Rachel Cooke

Front Row

Deepwater Horizon, Crisis in Six Scenes, Melvyn Tan, Maria Semple

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Mark Wahlberg and Peter Berg's new film explores the tragedy of the Deepwater Horizon accident; Woody Allen's first TV series; pianist Melvyn Tan; author Maria Semple. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Producer:
Angie Nehring
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Wahlberg
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Berg
Interviewed Guest:
Rachel Cooke
Interviewed Guest:
Melvyn Tan
Interviewed Guest:
Maria Semple

Front Row

Adam Driver, Costa Book Awards shortlist announced, Gilmore Girls

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Adam Driver on Jim Jarmusch's film Paterson; the announcement of the Costa Book Awards category shortlists; the return of Gilmore Girls. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Adam Driver
Interviewed Guest:
Alex Clark
Interviewed Guest:
Toby Lichtig
Interviewed Guest:
Rachel Cooke
Presenter:
Samira Ahmed

Front Row

Independence Day, Chris Riddell wins Kate Greenaway medal, Fretwork and C4's The Border

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Arts programme. Roland Emmerich on Independence Day: Resurgence, illustrator Chris Riddell wins the Kate Greenaway Medal, Fretwork discuss viols, and TV drama The Border reviewed. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Roland Emmerich
Interviewed Guest:
Chris Riddell
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Boothby
Interviewed Guest:
Emily Ashton
Interviewed Guest:
Rachel Cooke
Producer:
Dymphna Flynn

Front Row

David Bowie's Blackstar, Emma Rice, Don Paterson, Jericho

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Arts news with John Wilson, including David Bowie's new jazz-influenced album Blackstar and new artistic director of Shakespeare's Globe Emma Rice on her first season. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Kate Mossman
Interviewed Guest:
Emma Rice
Interviewed Guest:
Don Paterson
Interviewed Guest:
Rachel Cooke
Interviewed Guest:
Roger Graef

Front Row

Andrew Lloyd Webber; Christmas TV; Anchorman 2

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Andrew Lloyd Webber discusses his latest musical, Stephen Ward, as it opens in the West End; the Today programme's Mishal Husain reviews Anchorman 2; and a Christmas TV round-up. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest:
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Interviewed Guest:
Mishal Husain
Interviewed Guest:
Rachel Cooke
Producer:
Ellie Bury

Front Row

Robert Lindsay; Orange is the New Black; Toumani and Sidiki Diabate; Rake's Progress at the Foundling Museum

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

An interview with actor Robert Lindsay; a review of Netflix show Orange is the New Black; an interview with father and son kora stars Toumani and Sidiki Diabaté; Foundling Museum. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Ellie Bury
Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Robert Lindsay
Interviewed Guest:
Toumani Diabate
Interviewed Guest:
Sidiki Diabate
Interviewed Guest:
Rachel Cooke
Interviewed Guest:
Jessie Brennan
Interviewed Guest:
Caro Howell

Front Row

The Riot Club; Ming at the British Museum; percussionist Colin Currie

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

John Wilson reviews The Riot Club based on Laura Wade's play Posh, gets a tour of the Ming dynasty exhibition at the British Museum, and speaks to percussionist Colin Currie. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Rachel Cooke
Interviewed Guest:
Jessica Harrison-Hall
Interviewed Guest:
Colin Currie
Interviewed Guest:
Viv Groskop

Front Row

The Sea; Keith Huff; Patience Agbabi; Banksy art

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Arts news. Kirsty Lang discusses the new film adaptation of John Banville's Man Booker prize-winning novel The Sea. Plus House of Cards writer Keith Huff on his play A Steady Rain. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Rachel Cooke
Interviewed Guest:
Keith Huff
Interviewed Guest:
Karen Sanig
Interviewed Guest:
Patience Agbabi
Interviewed Guest:
Boyd Hilton

Front Row

Jesse Eisenberg, Kate Bush, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Our Zoo

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Jesse Eisenberg on his role in Night Moves. Plus Norwegian novelist Karl Ove Knausgaard on Boyhood Island: My Struggle 3, a review of Kate Bush's concert, and TV drama Our Zoo. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Jesse Eisenberg
Interviewed Guest:
Karl Ove Knausgaard
Interviewed Guest:
Lucy Jones
Interviewed Guest:
Rachel Cooke

Front Row

Alan Cumming; Marlowe's Edward II; new feminist comedians

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Alan Cumming on his new film, Any Day Now; the verdict on a bold new staging of Marlowe's Edward II; how female comics make feminism funny; new art inspired by the Victorians. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Jerry Brotton
Interviewed Guest:
Alan Cumming
Interviewed Guest:
Rachel Cooke
Interviewed Guest:
Nadia Kamil
Interviewed Guest:
Mary Bourke

Front Row

Sir Kenneth Branagh; Michael Symmons Roberts; Sensing Spaces

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Kenneth Branagh on directing Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, plus poet Michael Symmons Roberts, and the Royal Academy's new multi-sensory architecture exhibition. With Mark Lawson. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest:
Kenneth Branagh
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Symmons Roberts
Interviewed Guest:
Rachel Cooke