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Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

How the edges between performance poetry and popular music have become blurred, a cross-pollination that began in 1965 when Allen Ginsberg stormed the Royal Albert Hall stage. Show more

Front Row

Decline and Fall; Adrian Mole turns 50; Hollie McNish

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

As a new TV adaptation is aired, Front Row discusses Evelyn Waugh's Decline and Fall; Adrian Mole at 50 - a look at his poetry; Hollie McNish on her play about women in football. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
James Wood
Interviewed Guest:
Suzi Feay
Interviewed Guest:
Daljit Nagra
Interviewed Guest:
Hollie McNish
Interviewed Guest:
Javier Pes
Presenter:
Stig Abell

Front Row

Louis Theroux, National Poetry Day, Merch yr Eog

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Louis Theroux on Scientology, Savile, and silences; PJ Harvey, Daljit Nagra and Holly McNish read new poems; and Merch yr Eog, a play performed in Welsh, Breton, French and Creole. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Louis Theroux
Interviewed Guest:
PJ Harvey
Interviewed Guest:
Daljit Nagra
Interviewed Guest:
Hollie McNish
Interviewed Guest:
Sara Lloyd
Interviewed Guest:
Thomas Cloarec
Producer:
Marilyn Rust

Free Thinking

International Women's Day

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Performance poet Hollie McNish and composer Emily Hall join Anne McElvoy to explore everyday life as creative inspiration. Plus the 17th-century bestseller Mother's Blessing. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Hollie McNish
Interviewed Guest:
Emily Hall
Interviewed Guest:
Helen Pearson
Interviewed Guest:
Edwina Attlee
Interviewed Guest:
Helen Pearson
Interviewed Guest:
Ailsa Grant Ferguson
Presenter:
Anne McElvoy
Producer:
Jane Thurlow

The Verb

How do you choose a mentor?

Duration: 49 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Ian McMillan's guests include Margaret Cho and Tim Atack, and Hollie McNish introduces the poetry of Rosy Carrick. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Ian McMillan
Interviewed Guest:
Margaret Cho
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Howe
Interviewed Guest:
Timothy X Atack
Interviewed Guest:
Hollie McNish
Interviewed Guest:
Rosy Carrick

Woman's Hour

Hollie McNish, Coral and Paul Jones

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Hollie McNish, Coral and Paul Jones and Sue McAllister, Director General of the NI Prison Service. Jane Garvey presents. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Coral Jones
Interviewed Guest:
Paul Jones
Interviewed Guest:
Hollie McNish
Interviewed Guest:
Sue McAllister

Woman's Hour

Weekend Woman's Hour: Carey Mulligan, Paul and Coral Jones, Noomi Rapace

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Carey Mulligan on Far From the Madding Crowd. Paul and Coral Jones talk about their daughter April, who was murdered in 2012. Plus Noomi Rapace and spoken word artist Hollie McNish. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Carey Mulligan
Interviewed Guest:
Coral Jones
Interviewed Guest:
Paul Jones
Interviewed Guest:
Juliet Rix
Interviewed Guest:
Claire Dyson
Interviewed Guest:
Susan Rowland
Interviewed Guest:
Teela Sanders
Interviewed Guest:
Justine Picardie
Interviewed Guest:
Kenya Hunt
Interviewed Guest:
Noomi Rapace
Interviewed Guest:
Hollie McNish

Woman's Hour

Weekend Woman's Hour: Dolly Parton; Hollie McNish; Penelope Leach

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

The enduring appeal of Dolly Parton, paralympian Ellie Simmonds, poet Hollie McNish's Letter to an Unknown Soldier, and Penelope Leach on how to help kids cope when you divorce. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Patricia Green
Interviewed Guest:
Ellie Simmonds
Interviewed Guest:
Penelope Leach
Interviewed Guest:
Hollie McNish

Woman's Hour

Dolly Parton - feminist icon? And poet Hollie McNish's Letter to an Unknown Soldier

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Why everyone loves Dolly Parton. A celebration of Ann Radcliffe's Gothic fiction. Combating loneliness. And poet Hollie McNish shares her contribution to a new WW1 memorial. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Kate Pullinger
Interviewed Guest:
Hollie McNish
Interviewed Guest:
Helen Morales
Interviewed Guest:
Krissi Murison
Interviewed Guest:
Angela Wright
Interviewed Guest:
Rebecca Stott
Interviewed Guest:
Laura Ferguson
Interviewed Guest:
Tracey Robbins

Woman's Hour

Hollie McNish, Amy Cuddy, First love, Women's global health

Duration: 54 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Poet Hollie McNish talks to Jenni about motherhood and the things nobody tells you. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Robyn Norton
Interviewed Guest:
Amy Cuddy
Interviewed Guest:
Hollie McNish

Woman's Hour

Choreographer and dancer Aditi Mangaldas

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Programme that offers a female perspective on the world. What does peer research reveal about the lives of sex workers? Plus Aditi Mangaldas and Khalida Popal. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Laura Seebohm
Interviewed Guest:
Ron Hogg
Interviewed Guest:
Laura Watson
Interviewed Guest:
Khalida Popal
Interviewed Guest:
Lucy Bland
Interviewed Guest:
Deborah Prior
Interviewed Guest:
Hollie McNish
Interviewed Guest:
Luke Wright
Interviewed Guest:
Aditi Mangaldas

Woman's Hour

LeAnn Rimes

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Award-winning singer-songwriter LeAnn Rimes talks about her 20-year career and performs her new single, 'How to Kiss a Boy'. Plus the Woman's Hour Power List 2016. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
LeAnn Rimes
Interviewed Guest:
Hollie McNish
Interviewed Guest:
Bee Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Sue Jones
Interviewed Guest:
Claire Hardaker
Interviewed Guest:
Ruby undefined
Interviewed Guest:
Shanthini undefined

Woman's Hour

Planning funerals, Camila Batmanghelidjh, Amy Cuddy

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Including discussion on planning a good funeral and the first broadcast interview of Kids Company founder Camila Batmanghelidjh. With Jane Garvey. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Emma Freud
Interviewed Guest:
Barbara Chalmers
Interviewed Guest:
Camila Batmanghelidjh
Interviewed Guest:
Bridget Kendall
Interviewed Guest:
Lucy Kalanithi
Interviewed Guest:
Amy Cuddy
Interviewed Guest:
Hollie McNish

Woman's Hour

Woman's Hour Power List 2016

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Baroness Helena Kennedy, Nicky Morgan MP, Prof Sarah Childs launch Woman's Hour Power List 2016. Plus the launch of new Woman's hour series Becoming a Mother: A Hot Cup of Tea. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Helena Kennedy
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Childs
Interviewed Guest:
Nicky Morgan
Interviewed Guest:
Hollie McNish
Interviewed Guest:
Elaine Feeney
Interviewed Guest:
Jessica Bennett

Woman's Hour

Sexual History in Trials, Hayley Squires, Hollie McNish, Playing the Recorder

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

What are the grounds for including sexual history in a rape trial? Hayley Squires on her starring role in the new Ken Loach film, and Hollie McNish talks motherhood with her gran. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Clive Coleman
Interviewed Guest:
Rachel Krys
Interviewed Guest:
Clare McGlynn
Interviewed Guest:
Hayley Squires
Interviewed Guest:
Hollie McNish
Interviewed Guest:
Lucie Horsch
Producer:
Erin Riley

Woman's Hour

Power List 2016, Teenage mums, Artemisia Gentileschi, Sheffield women

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Becoming a Mother with Hollie McNish, feminists with impact, and Baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi, plus reporter Abigail Hollick accosts strange women in Sheffield. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Producer:
Rebecca Myatt
Interviewed Guest:
Rosie Boycott
Interviewed Guest:
Lola Okolosie
Interviewed Guest:
Natasha Walter
Interviewed Guest:
Abigail Hollick
Interviewed Guest:
Chante undefined
Interviewed Guest:
Damoya undefined
Interviewed Guest:
Hollie McNish
Interviewed Guest:
Anna Reynolds
Interviewed Guest:
Jonathan Jones

Woman's Hour

Felicity Kendal, Icelandic feminism, Clothes on TV, Hollie McNish

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Felicity Kendal talks about her long career and turning 70. Noreena Hertz discusses gender equality in Iceland. And how are clothes used in contemporary dramas? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Felicity Kendal
Interviewed Guest:
Noreena Hertz
Interviewed Guest:
Darren Finch
Interviewed Guest:
Charis Nolder
Interviewed Guest:
Catrina McHugh
Interviewed Guest:
Cheryl Byron
Interviewed Guest:
Hollie McNish
Interviewed Guest:
Yomi Sode
Producer:
Erin Riley

Poetry Please

West African Poetry and Sinead Morrissey

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Roger McGough presents an edition of the poetry request programme which includes a chance to hear from the winner of this year's TS Eliot prize and poetry from West Africa. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Roger McGough
Interviewed Guest:
Sinead Morrissey
Interviewed Guest:
Hollie McNish