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Woman's Hour

Nicola Adams, Amy Schumer, Eating disorders and university

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

The boxer Nicola Adams on her Rio Olympic experience. The comedian Amy Schumer on how her life and its shortcomings inspire her comedy. Plus eating disorders and university. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Nicola Adams
Interviewed Guest:
Amy Schumer
Interviewed Guest:
Brendan King
Interviewed Guest:
Alex Clark
Interviewed Guest:
Jocelyn Robson
Interviewed Guest:
Cath Staincliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Hannah Betts
Interviewed Guest:
Judith Woods
Interviewed Guest:
Vicky Featherstone

Woman's Hour

Kizzy Crawford, finding fulfilling work in your 50s, and the domestic politics of boxsets

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Highlights from the Woman's Hour week. Kizzy Crawford and the domestic politics of boxsets. Presented by Jenni Murray. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Jess Phillips
Interviewed Guest:
David Brockway
Interviewed Guest:
Jackie Granger
Interviewed Guest:
Ruth Stockley
Interviewed Guest:
Suzanne Boulton
Interviewed Guest:
Cindy Gallop
Interviewed Guest:
Kizzy Crawford
Interviewed Guest:
Tessa Cooper
Interviewed Guest:
Radhika Parmer
Interviewed Guest:
Amy Grange
Interviewed Guest:
Hadley Freeman
Interviewed Guest:
Penny Martin
Interviewed Guest:
Stuart Heritage
Interviewed Guest:
Jenny Colgan

Woman's Hour

The 2016 Powerlist, Masculinity, Glenda Jackson

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

The 2016 Powerlist featuring Bridget Jones and Germaine Greer; Grayson Perry on what it means to be a man; Glenda Jackson on returning to the stage after 23 years. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Helen Fielding
Interviewed Guest:
Germaine Greer
Interviewed Guest:
Karen Guthrie
Interviewed Guest:
Grayson Perry
Interviewed Guest:
Glenda Jackson
Interviewed Guest:
Sara Stewart

Woman's Hour

Weekend Woman's Hour

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

How to record the events and people of 2016 in gingerbread. The Reverend Kate Bottley and palliative care nurse Simone Williams discuss working at Christmas. Poet, Liz Lochhead. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Simone Williams
Interviewed Guest:
Kate Bottley
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Phelps
Interviewed Guest:
Liz Lochhead
Interviewed Guest:
Polly Leonard
Interviewed Guest:
Helen Zaltzman

Woman's Hour

Alexandra Schulman, UN Women, Felicity Kendal

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Alexandra Shulman on her 24 years as editor of Vogue; Wonder Woman as UN gender equality ambassador; Felicity Kendal; should domestic violence charities be solely run by women? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Alexandra Shulman
Interviewed Guest:
Felicity Kendal
Interviewed Guest:
Anne-Marie Goetz
Interviewed Guest:
Nick Bryant
Interviewed Guest:
Sunetra Gupta
Interviewed Guest:
Susan Bewley
Interviewed Guest:
Polly Neate
Interviewed Guest:
Chris Murphy
Interviewed Guest:
Seema Aziz
Interviewed Guest:
Catrina McHugh
Interviewed Guest:
Cheryl Byron

Woman's Hour

Sophia Loren; Erin Pizzey; Cara Dillon

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Includes Sophia Loren, Erin Pizzey on the first women's refuge, and Mary Roach on the digestive tract. Cara Dillon sings The Parting Glass. Presented by Jane Garvey. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Sophia Loren
Interviewed Guest:
Erin Pizzey
Interviewed Guest:
Jenny Smith
Interviewed Guest:
Monica McInerney
Interviewed Guest:
Keir Starmer
Interviewed Guest:
Joanna Scanlan
Interviewed Guest:
Vicki Pepperdine
Interviewed Guest:
Mary Roach
Interviewed Guest:
Cara Dillon

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

Professor Angela Davis, the enduring appeal of Laura Ingalls Wilder, and is there a place for men in the feminist movement? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Angela Davis
Interviewed Guest:
undefined Namvula
Interviewed Guest:
Luci Coffey
Interviewed Guest:
Nancy Tystad Koupal
Interviewed Guest:
Tracy Chevalier
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Johnson
Interviewed Guest:
Dorothy Elliott
Interviewed Guest:
Nikki van der Gaag
Interviewed Guest:
Karen Ingala Smith

Woman's Hour

Weekend Woman's Hour: Kiesza, Harriet Harman

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Jane Garvey with Kiesza, Harriet Harman, Zoe Williams and MC Beaton. Plus new ideas for Christmas dinner with Yottam Ottolenghi, Allegra McEvedy and Trine Hahnemann. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Kiesza undefined
Interviewed Guest:
Harriet Harman
Interviewed Guest:
Zoe Williams
Interviewed Guest:
Neeta Patel
Interviewed Guest:
Yotam Ottolenghi
Interviewed Guest:
Allegra McEvedy
Interviewed Guest:
Trine Hahnemann
Interviewed Guest:
Sally Brett
Interviewed Guest:
Karen Hester
Interviewed Guest:
Ginette Leach
Interviewed Guest:
Caroline Barker
Interviewed Guest:
MC Beaton

Woman's Hour

Dame Shirley Bassey; Violinist Kyung Wha Chung; Business woman Karen Blackett OBE

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Dame Shirley Bassey, violinist Kyung Wha Chung and business woman Karen Blackett OBE. Plus the CEO of Refuge Sandra Horley, and a look at how we experience old age. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Shirley Bassey
Interviewed Guest:
Karen Blackett
Interviewed Guest:
Sandra Horley
Interviewed Guest:
Kyung Wha Chung
Interviewed Guest:
Elizabeth Bullivant
Interviewed Guest:
Masha Alyokina
Interviewed Guest:
Nadya Tolokonnikova
Interviewed Guest:
Tony Chambers
Interviewed Guest:
Ellie Moffat
Interviewed Guest:
Julia Neuberger

Woman's Hour

Reese Witherspoon on her new film Wild

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Includes Reese Witherspoon talking about her new film Wild, Sport England's new advertisting campaign to encourage more women to take part in sport, and music from Laura Doggett. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Reese Witherspoon
Interviewed Guest:
Cheryl Strayed
Interviewed Guest:
Grace Monksfield Hammond
Interviewed Guest:
Jean Gross
Interviewed Guest:
Debbie Wiseman
Interviewed Guest:
Jane Traies
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Booth
Interviewed Guest:
Helen Russell
Performer:
Laura Doggett

Woman's Hour

Alexandra Heminsley, Renee Fleming, Spending less

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Open-water swimming, the women's march on Washington, a year of spending less, the impact of a parent of an alcoholic parent and Diana Henry cooks the perfect tuna with salsa. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Alexandra Heminsley
Interviewed Guest:
Emma McNalley
Interviewed Guest:
Kelly Dittmar
Interviewed Guest:
Jan Halper-Hayes
Interviewed Guest:
Michelle McGagh
Interviewed Guest:
Helga Dittmar
Interviewed Guest:
Renee Fleming
Interviewed Guest:
Tracy West
Interviewed Guest:
Emma Spiegler
Interviewed Guest:
Diana Henry
Interviewed Guest:
Isla Rowntree
Presenter:
Jane Garvey

Woman's Hour

Weekend Woman's Hour: Sigrid, Meryl Streep, Carrie Gracie

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Music from Sigrid, BBC Music Sound of 2018 winner. Meryl Streep on her role in The Post. Carrie Gracie talks about resigning as BBC China Editor. The science of the sports bra. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Meryl Streep
Interviewed Guest:
Carrie Gracie
Interviewed Guest:
Heather Harvey
Interviewed Guest:
Joanna Wakefield-Scurr
Interviewed Guest:
Jess Deighton
Interviewed Guest:
Nicole Krystal Crentsil
Interviewed Guest:
Caroline Bird

Woman's Hour

Weekend Woman's Hour: Pearl Mackie, Kids and gambling, and the Menopause in literature

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Pearl Mackie on being a Doctor Who sidekick and her new role in Pinter's The Birthday Party, protecting young children from gambling, and the menopause in literature. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Pearl Mackie
Interviewed Guest:
Barbara Dickson
Interviewed Guest:
Polly Neate
Interviewed Guest:
Emma Mitchell
Interviewed Guest:
Heather Wardle
Interviewed Guest:
Alex Clark
Interviewed Guest:
Rosie Ferguson
Interviewed Guest:
Sacha Corcoran
Interviewed Guest:
Ayse Inal
Interviewed Guest:
Emmy Abrahamson
Interviewed Guest:
Zoe Folbigg

Woman's Hour

Weekend Woman's Hour: Grenfell campaigners, Menstrual cups, Lies we tell our kids

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Four women fighting on behalf of the survivors of Grenfell; actress Sheila Hancock; Patrice Khan-Cullors, one of the founders of Black Lives Matter; and soprano Nadine Benjamin. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Sheila Hancock
Interviewed Guest:
Yvette Williams
Interviewed Guest:
Lucy Masoud
Interviewed Guest:
Eileen Short
Interviewed Guest:
Clarrie Mendy-Solomon
Interviewed Guest:
Chris Boyle
Interviewed Guest:
Grace Timothy
Interviewed Guest:
Mandu Reid
Interviewed Guest:
Gabby Edlin
Interviewed Guest:
Nadine Benjamin
Interviewed Guest:
Patrisse Khan-Cullors

Woman's Hour

Weekend Woman's Hour

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

How much of ourselves should we present on social media? And what is the enduring appeal of the film Dirty Dancing? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Amalia Ulman
Interviewed Guest:
Ruby Elliot
Interviewed Guest:
Jo Pavey
Interviewed Guest:
Karen Krizanovich
Interviewed Guest:
Rhianna Dhillon
Interviewed Guest:
Patrisse Cullors
Interviewed Guest:
Jane Rogers
Interviewed Guest:
Felicity Montagu
Interviewed Guest:
Olivia Nixon
Interviewed Guest:
Matilda Lloyd

Woman's Hour

Poet Jean 'Binta' Breeze, Angela Rippon, Shirley Manson

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Woman's Hour highlights. Poet Jean 'Binta' Breeze on her new collection, Angela Rippon on celebrating 50 years in broadcasting, and how to cook the perfect chapli beef kebab. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Jean 'Binta' Breeze
Interviewed Guest:
Angela Rippon
Interviewed Guest:
Polly Neate
Interviewed Guest:
Joanna Connors
Interviewed Guest:
Shirley Manson
Interviewed Guest:
Sumayya Usmani

Woman's Hour

Weekend Woman's Hour: Divorce mediation, Sylvia Day, #whomademyclothes

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Why don't more couples choose mediation during divorce? Sylvia Day on her erotic novels. Women in prison. The secrets of a good life in your 90s. The joy of running. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Laura Bates
Interviewed Guest:
Edwina Currie
Interviewed Guest:
Mary Creagh
Interviewed Guest:
Liz Leffman
Interviewed Guest:
Tania Bassett
Interviewed Guest:
Martha Gill
Interviewed Guest:
Sylvia Day
Interviewed Guest:
Emma Nash
Interviewed Guest:
Jane Robey
Interviewed Guest:
Honor Harlow
Interviewed Guest:
Jackie Marcus
Interviewed Guest:
Bridget Minamore
Interviewed Guest:
Elizabeth Hufton

Woman's Hour

Kim Cattrall, Changing coercive behaviour, Dementia carers

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Including actor Kim Cattrall on her private struggle with insomnia, Beyonce's appeal, Shakespeare's strongest female roles, and two women who have cared for relatives with dementia. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Kim Cattrall
Interviewed Guest:
Janet Suzman
Interviewed Guest:
Tanya Moodie
Interviewed Guest:
Angela Thirlwell
Interviewed Guest:
Emma Dabiri
Interviewed Guest:
Sekai Makoni
Interviewed Guest:
Liz Kelly
Interviewed Guest:
Liz Ostrowski
Interviewed Guest:
Rosie Stevens
Interviewed Guest:
Morella Kayman
Interviewed Guest:
Chetna Makan

Woman's Hour

Weekend Woman's Hour: Han-Na Chang; Tom Kerridge; Jeanette Winterson

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Han-Na Chang on her conducting debut at the Proms, chef Tom Kerridge cooks the perfect Barnsley chop, and Jeanette Winterson on the impact of Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Zlakha Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Sara Khan
Interviewed Guest:
Han‐na Chang
Interviewed Guest:
Suzy Miller
Interviewed Guest:
Daisy Buchanan
Interviewed Guest:
Laura Bates
Interviewed Guest:
Rosamund Urwin
Interviewed Guest:
Jeanette Winterson
Interviewed Guest:
Lauren Child
Interviewed Guest:
Alison Pike
Interviewed Guest:
Tom Kerridge

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