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Women's voices and women's lives - topical conversations to inform, challenge and inspire.

Women's voices and women's lives - topical conversations to inform, challenge and inspire.

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London, United Kingdom

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Women

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BBC

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Women's voices and women's lives - topical conversations to inform, challenge and inspire.

Language:

English

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Woman's Hour BBC Radio 4 Broadcasting House London W1A 1AA U.K


Episodes

27/07/2021

7/27/2021
Women's voices and women's lives - topical conversations to inform, challenge and inspire.

Duration:00:57:38

Woman's Hour: 27/07/2021

7/27/2021
Women's voices and women's lives - topical conversations to inform, challenge and inspire.

Duration:01:00:00

Support for black and minoritised women facing domestic violence; South Asian women in sport; Midwives under pressure

7/26/2021
The government’s new violence against women and girls strategy was published last Wednesday. Many organisations welcomed the commitments it made but many had criticisms for areas not addressed, not least the specific needs of Black and minoritized women when facing domestic violence. Ngozi Fulani is the founder and director of Sistah Space, a small charity that offers specialist support for African & Caribbean heritage women affected by abuse. Professor Aisha K. Gill is an expert...

Duration:00:56:52

Woman's Hour: Support for black and minoritised women facing domestic violence; South Asian women in sport; Midwives under pressure

7/26/2021
Black & minoritised women & domestic violence; South Asian women & sport; Midwives; Home.

Duration:01:00:00

Amy Winehouse remembered; Canadian residential schools; Women at the Tokyo Olympics; Typewriters; Casual workwear

7/24/2021
It is 10 years since the tragic death of the singer Amy Winehouse from alcohol poisoning at the age of just 27. A new documentary film, Reclaiming Amy on the BBC on features Amy's closest friends and family and seeks to tell the story of the real Amy. We hear from her mother, Janis and close friend Catriona Gourlay. For the first time in 125 years, Team GB are taking more women athletes to the Tokyo Olympics than men. So could this be the best ever Games for women? Dame Katherine Grainger,...

Duration:00:55:34

Woman's Hour: Amy Winehouse remembered; Canadian residential schools; Women at the Tokyo Olympics; Typewriters; Casual workwear

7/24/2021
Ten years on from her death, Amy Winehouse's mum and close friend reflect on her life.

Duration:01:00:00

Kate Shortman & Izzy Thorpe, Dame Katherine Grainger, Nicola Adams, Anna Kessel, Frankie Miren, Laura Middleton-Hughes.

7/23/2021
The Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics starts today and Team GB are taking more women athletes than men for the first time in 125 years. Of the 376 athletes selected, 201 are female. So could this be the best ever Games for women? We talk to Dame Katherine Grainger, Britain's joint most decorated female Olympian and Chair of UK Sport; double Olympic boxing champion Nicola Adams and Anna Kessel, Women's Sport Editor at The Telegraph. Staying with the games, we’ll hear from artistic...

Duration:00:57:39

Woman's Hour: Kate Shortman & Izzy Thorpe, Dame Katherine Grainger, Nicola Adams, Anna Kessel, Frankie Miren, Laura Middleton-Hughes.

7/23/2021
Women at the Tokyo Olympics and a new book by Frankie Miren's about life as a sex worker

Duration:01:00:00

Off the Rails Film, Bella Mackie, Long Covid, #MeToo around the world

7/22/2021
Jules Williamson has directed her first feature film in her fifties. The premier is tonight. Off the Rails is a celebration of women. It centres round four friends who went Inter-railing when they were 19, who when one of them dies, revisit the same journey later in life taking her daughter this time. It’s a comedy drama with a great female cast - starring Sally Phillips, the late Kelly Preston (in her final role), Dame Judi Dench and Jenny Seagrove. Jules and Sally Phillips join Chloe...

Duration:00:57:37

Woman's Hour: Off the Rails Film, Bella Mackie, Long Covid, #MeToo around the world

7/22/2021
Jules Williamson on directing her first film in her fifties and a new study on Long Covid.

Duration:01:00:00

Amy Winehouse remembered; Women's cricket; Botox and fillers; Violence against women strategy

7/21/2021
This Friday marks 10 years since the tragic death of the singer Amy Winehouse from alcohol poisoning at the age of just 27. A new documentary film, Reclaiming Amy on BBC 2 on Friday at 9pm features Amy's closest friends and family and seeks to tell the story of the real Amy. We hear from her mother, Janis and close friend Catriona Gourlay. A brand-new cricket competition, the Hundred is launching today. It's the first time a major team sport competition, which features both male and female...

Duration:00:57:38

Woman's Hour: Amy Winehouse remembered; Women's cricket; Botox and fillers; Violence against women strategy

7/21/2021
Ten years on from her death, Amy Winehouse's closest friends and family tell her story.

Duration:01:00:00

Typewriters; Canadian residential schools; Isy Suttie; Stealthing

7/20/2021
In the digital age, the humble typewriter seems rather quaint. But according to a new exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland, the typewriter is a technology with a key role in the story of female emancipation. The exhibition's principal curator, Alison Taubman, talks to Chloe Tilley about how typewriters provided a key opening into the world of work, propelled women into the public sphere, and played a major role in the fight for women's suffrage. More than 1000 bodies of indigenous...

Duration:00:57:34

Woman's Hour: Typewriters; Canadian residential schools; Isy Suttie; Stealthing

7/20/2021
Typewriters; Canadian residential schools; Isy Suttie; Stealthing

Duration:01:00:00

Maria Callas, Loulou Storey & Lucy Adlington on casual workwear, International Aid legal challenge & slavery reparations

7/19/2021
Maria Callas is one of the most famous opera singers. She was brought up in New York and Greece by an emotionally abusive mother who forced her to sing. Despite being admired by Hollywood stars and royalty, she fought sexism to rise to the top but never had a happy private life. Lyndsy Spence's new book Cast a Diva draws on previously unseen documents to reveal her tragic story. Stacie Marshall has inherited her family's farm in a small Appalachian valley in the US state of Georgia. She'd...

Duration:00:57:22

Weekend Woman's Hour: The Three Hijabis, 150 years of Female GPs & going braless

7/17/2021
Three female football fans – hashtag ‘TheThreeHijabis - as they called themselves set up a petition calling for racists to be banned for life from all football matches in England. Shaista Aziz, Amna Abdullatif and Huda Jawad tell us about the petition which now has over a million signatories. As the Royal College of GPs marks 150 years of women in general practice we ask why more than half of GPs in the UK are women. We also discuss why women GP’s may still face issues like lower pay...

Duration:00:57:03

Bronwen Lewis, Football Racists Ban and 'The Three Hijabis', Pregnancy & the Covid Vaccine, The Joy of Skating

7/16/2021
Bronwen Lewis is a Welsh singer songwriter whose style sits between Country, Pop, Folk and Blues. She starred in the BAFTA Award Winning and Golden Globe nominated film ‘Pride’ where she sang the theme song ‘Bread and Roses' and brought Tom Jones to tears during her time on BBC’s The Voice in 2013. Proudly bilingual, this year her TikTok following grew as she went viral for her Welsh language covers of famous Pop songs and singing the Welsh National anthem in the lead up to the Wales v...

Duration:00:58:13

Going braless; Em Sheldon and trolling; Continued shielding; Anne Theroux

7/15/2021
After more than a year of many of us working from home during the pandemic, there's been a lot of talk about the lack of requirement to put on a bra. Just this week actor Gillian Anderson announced that her relationship with bras is over. Joanna Wakefield-Scurr, Professor in Biomechanics at University of Portsmouth talks to Emma about the pros and cons of not wearing a bra. Social media influencers who document their lifestyles receive daily online abuse which increases when they promote...

Duration:00:58:07

Deborah James; Colin Pitchfork Parole and Falling in love with an object

7/14/2021
Deborah James is a the host of the BBC's You, Me And The Big C podcast, a campaigner, writer and mother of two. As @bowelbabe she blogs about living with stage 4 bowel cancer since Christmas 2016. After trialling experimental drugs she was told she had ‘no sign of active disease’, not once but twice. She joins Emma to discuss her recent experience of liver failure followed by sepsis, how she attended Wimbledon only 12 hours after leaving hospital, her mission to protect cancer care, and why...

Duration:00:57:57

150 years of female GPs. Chief Constable of the British Transport Police Lucy D’Orsi. Anne Sebba on US spy Ethel Rosenberg.

7/13/2021
This week, the Royal College of GPs is marking 150 years of women in general practice. More than half of GPs in the UK are women - but despite this, many still face issues like lower pay compared to men in their field. President of the College, Dr Amanda Howe and GP trainee, Dr Sophie Lumley join Emma to discuss why general practice is so appealing to women - and if they should continue to fill the ranks. Lucy D’Orsi, the new Chief Constable of the British Transport police is declaring a...

Duration:00:58:00