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Woman's Hour

Kids at festivals, Edwina Currie, Mars space engineer, Working in care

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

A survival guide for taking children to festivals, conservative women neglected in history, women working as carers and how to engage girls in engineering. Presented by Nikki Bedi. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Nikki Bedi
Interviewed Guest:
Edwina Currie
Interviewed Guest:
Julie Gottlieb
Interviewed Guest:
Henrietta Harrison
Interviewed Guest:
Barbara Piner
Interviewed Guest:
Emma Barnett
Interviewed Guest:
Shereen Hussein
Interviewed Guest:
Edith Bowman
Interviewed Guest:
Naomi Jones
Interviewed Guest:
Abbie Hutty
Producer:
Rebecca Myatt

Woman's Hour

Mary Seacole, High heels, Cricket, Midlife blues, Sheffield

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

This edition looks at a statue to honour Crimean War nurse Mary Seacole, a government inquiry into office dress, encouraging girls into sport, and surviving middle-age dread. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Elizabeth N Anionwu
Interviewed Guest:
Miranda Sawyer
Interviewed Guest:
Rose Rouse
Interviewed Guest:
Henrietta Harrison
Interviewed Guest:
Yvonne Gallagher
Interviewed Guest:
Lucy Kellaway
Interviewed Guest:
Shahidha Bari
Interviewed Guest:
Abigail Hollick

Woman's Hour

Holidays with other families and celebrating a female Doctor Who

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Is going on holiday with another family ever a good idea? The first female Doctor Who and how to cope with the boring bits of married life. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Polly Neate
Interviewed Guest:
Joanne Harris
Interviewed Guest:
Kezia Newson
Interviewed Guest:
Sylvia Brownrigg
Interviewed Guest:
Dina Mousawi
Interviewed Guest:
Itab Azzam
Interviewed Guest:
Ada Calhoun

Woman's Hour

Katie Hopkins, Infanticide, The Nutcracker, Manjinder Virk

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Katie Hopkins and David Aaronovitch on judging looks, how the law on infanticide works, dancing in The Nutcracker, first regular Asian lead in Midsomer Murders, and making chutney. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Katie Hopkins
Interviewed Guest:
David Aaronovitch
Interviewed Guest:
Lauren Cuthbertson
Interviewed Guest:
Henrietta Harrison
Interviewed Guest:
Manjinder Virk
Interviewed Guest:
Joshua Rozenberg
Interviewed Guest:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Diana Henry

Woman's Hour

Gifted kids, Prostitution, Vicky Jones, Compton Verney

Duration: 54 minutes

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

Available for over a year

How do you raise a gifted child? Impact of prostitution-specific criminal records on women; Writer Vicky Jones on her new play Touch; Compton Verney's women's library. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Julie Taplin
Interviewed Guest:
Heather Harvey
Interviewed Guest:
Vicky Jones
Interviewed Guest:
Sophie Ratcliffe
Presenter:
Jenni Murray

Woman's Hour

Childcare deposit guarantees, Zaha Hadid, Social business, Pauline Lynch, The Mother's Blessing

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Why single parents cannot afford to work, the cafe that employs vulnerable women, actor Pauline Lynch on 'sub' families, and the 400th anniversary of The Mother's Blessing. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Pauline Lynch
Interviewed Guest:
Ailsa Grant Ferguson
Interviewed Guest:
Dalia Ben-Galim
Interviewed Guest:
Christine Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Suzy Van Rooyen
Interviewed Guest:
undefined Heidi
Interviewed Guest:
undefined Gemma
Interviewed Guest:
Henrietta Harrison

Woman's Hour

Women and the Circus

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

250 years after the circus was first founded in Britain, how important is the art form today? And how has the role of women in the circus changed over the years? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Dea Birkett
Interviewed Guest:
Vanessa Toulmin
Interviewed Guest:
Vicki Amedume
Interviewed Guest:
Ellie Dubois
Interviewed Guest:
Helen Averley
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Ramsay
Editor:
Erin Riley
Producer:
Olivia Cope

Woman's Hour

Sinn Fein's new leader Mary Lou McDonald, and sex abuse in the humanitarian sector

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Sinn Fein's new leader Mary Lou McDonald and women in Northern Irish politics, sex abuse in the humanitarian sector, parenting in Paris, and dinosaurs on tour. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Producer:
Emma Wallace
Interviewed Guest:
Siobhan Fenton
Interviewed Guest:
Liesl Gerntholtz
Interviewed Guest:
Sienna Merope-Synge
Interviewed Guest:
Alicia Drake
Interviewed Guest:
Lorraine Cornish

Woman's Hour

Gina McKee, Brexit, Martina Cole, Big moves

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Where are the women in the Brexit negotiations? Crime novelist Martina Cole; relocating; Gina McKee on playing the blood-lusting warrior, Boudica. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Seema Malhotra
Interviewed Guest:
Natalie Reynolds
Interviewed Guest:
Gina McKee
Interviewed Guest:
Martina Cole
Presenter:
Jenni Murray