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

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English

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Episodes

Meghan and Harry Documentary, Carolynne Hunter, Christmas Family

12/8/2022
Today sees the release of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s much anticipated Netflix series. To discuss Krupa is joined by Catherine Mayer, author of Charles: The Heart of a King and co-founder of the Women’s Equality Party, and the former Royal photographer Jayne Fincher who was the only woman in the press pack with Princess Diana. Yesterday on the programme, we spoke to actor Kate Winslet about her new drama I am Ruth on Channel 4. During that interview, Kate told Emma about a donation she...

Duration:00:59:16

Woman's Hour: Meghan and Harry Documentary, Carolynne Hunter, Christmas Family

12/8/2022
Reaction to the release of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's Netflix documentary.

Duration:01:00:00

Kate Winslet, Professor Sue Black, Chloe Smith, Beryl Cook

12/7/2022
Oscar winning actor Kate Winslet stars alongside her real life daughter Mia Threapleton in Channel 4’s female led drama series ‘I am..’. The feature length episode tells the story of Ruth, a mother, who becomes concerned for her teenage daughter’s welfare, after she witnesses her retreating more and more into herself. Freya has become consumed by the pressures of social media and is suffering a mental health crisis. The story was developed and co-authored by Kate and Dominic Savage. Kate...

Duration:00:58:46

Woman's Hour: Kate Winslet, Professor Sue Black, Chloe Smith, Beryl Cook

12/7/2022
Kate Winslet on her new film and Professor Dame Sue Black on forensic investigations.

Duration:01:00:00

The Silent Twins, the science behind 'mummy brain', Rosie Pearson, Lorien Haynes

12/6/2022
The story is that of June and Jennifer Gibbons who grew up in Wales in the 1970s. For years, the two would only speak to each other earning them the name ‘the silent twins’. At 19, they were institutionalised at Broadmoor Psychiatric Hospital indefinitely. They remained there for 11 years. In 1993, they were moved to a less restrictive clinic in Wales. However Jennifer died during transit. The cause of her death has never been fully determined but has been suggested it was part of their pact...

Duration:01:00:47

Woman's Hour: The Silent Twins, the science behind 'mummy brain', Rosie Pearson, Lorien Haynes

12/6/2022
A new film about real-life Welsh twins who only spoke to each other growing up.

Duration:01:00:00

Hadley Freeman, Toni Crews, Christmas appeal

12/5/2022
We talk to the journalist Hadley Freeman about why she resigned as a columnist at The Guardian newspaper after 22 years in the job. She has accused the publication of “censoring” discussion about gender identity and says she was discouraged from writing about antisemitism. Emma Barnett speaks to Hadley about her concerns and plans for the future. We speak to the parents of Toni Crews, a young mother who died from a rare form of eye cancer back in 2020. Her parents Jo and Jason Crews talk to...

Duration:00:58:05

Woman's Hour: Hadley Freeman, Toni Crews, Christmas appeal

12/5/2022
Journalist Hadley Freeman discusses why she resigned as a columnist at the Guardian.

Duration:01:00:00

Weekend Woman's Hour: Rachael Watts, Dr Rosemary Coogan, Part-time Work, Failing the 11 Plus

12/3/2022
Rachael Watts was seven years old when Russell Bishop abducted, attacked and sexually assaulted her in 1990. It is a crime that should never have happened, as back in 1987, Russell Bishop had been charged with the murders of two nine-year-olds, Nicola Fellows and Karen Hadaway. But police were unable to secure a conviction when a series of prosecution blunders meant evidence and testimonies failed to stand up in court. Bishop was able to walk free and three years later he abducted and...

Duration:00:57:58

Woman's Hour: Weekend Woman's Hour: Rachael Watts, Dr Rosemary Coogan, Part-time Work, Failing the 11 Plus

12/3/2022
The woman whose testimony put the so-called Babes in the Wood killer behind bars.

Duration:01:00:00

Anoushka Shankar, UTIs, Sad Beige Children

12/2/2022
Anoushka Shankar is a respected sitarist and composer who has just received two Grammy nominations for her new live album Between Us. She joins Anita to talk about the her new song, In Her Name, in memory of the young girl from Delhi, referred to as Nirbhaya, who 10 years ago was gang raped on a bus and was subjected to an attack so badly that she died from her injuries. The incident sent shockwaves across the world and led to the introduction of new anti-rape laws in India. An estimated...

Duration:00:55:54

Woman's Hour: Anoushka Shankar, UTIs, Sad Beige Children

12/2/2022
A new test which could diagnose the exact type of urinary tract infection in 40 minutes.

Duration:01:00:00

Rachael Watts, Danielle De Niese, Royal race row

12/1/2022
Rachael Watts has spent her life hiding a secret. Now 40, she was seven years old when Russell Bishop - known as the Babes in the Wood murderer - abducted, attacked and sexually assaulted her in 1990. It is a crime that should never have happened, as back in 1987, Russell Bishop had been charged with the murders of two nine-year-olds, Nicola Fellows and Karen Hadaway. But police were unable to secure a conviction when a series of prosecution blunders meant evidence and testimonies failed to...

Duration:00:53:44

Dr Rosemary Coogan, Contraceptive Pill, Failing the 11+

11/30/2022
Dr Rosemary Coogan has been selected as a career astronaut by the European Space Agency (ESA), becoming the first British woman to join their astronaut corps. She joins Emma in her first in-depth BBC interview to discuss the tough selection process, upcoming training and hopes for her first mission. On Monday’s Woman’s Hour, we heard from the American TV show host Ricki Lake who has produced a new documentary The Business of Birth Control. The programme looks at the side effects of the...

Duration:00:57:33

Part-time work, sexual violence in conflict, graphic novel No Surrender

11/29/2022
Today is day two of an international conference held here in the UK to prevent sexual violence in conflict and Emma Barnett will be talking to Lord Ahmad, who’s the Prime Minister’s special Envoy on this issue. It’s ten years since the conference began and Woman’s Hour will be looking at what progress has been made to date as well as hearing the testimony of Lejla Damon who was born after her mother was raped in the Bosnian conflict of the 1990s. Adopted by a British couple, she is now a...

Duration:00:57:22

Ricki Lake talks about latest project. Sexual abuse in the navy. China protests. Camilla's Squad.

11/28/2022
Ricki Lake is widely known for her American talk show in the '90s and early 2000s. She's an actor and a producer as well as an independent filmmaker. Emma talks to her about her role as Executive Producer, on a new documentary "The Business of Birth Control" which looks at the complex relationship between hormonal birth control and women's health and liberation. The head of the Royal Navy has defended the way the service handles allegations of rape and sexual abuse. Admiral Sir Ben Key says...

Duration:00:58:53

Weekend Woman’s Hour: stalking, long-term relationships and why they fail, women boxers, the clitoris, Andrea Riseborough

11/26/2022
To mark ten years since stalking became a specific crime in England and Wales, we speak to crime reporter and presenter Isla Traquair. In her day job Isla is used to confronting murderers and travelling to dangerous places but it was in a quiet village in Wiltshire where her stalking ordeal took place. In August this year Isla's neighbour, Jonathan Barrett, was found guilty of stalking. This followed what Isla calls a 7 month period of terror from March to September 2021. 99% of all boxers...

Duration:00:58:09

Women Boxers, Naming Sexual Predators, Fathers & Daughters, Sexual Health over 65

11/25/2022
The comedian Katherine Ryan has been in the news this week after she spoke out on a recent documentary with Louis Theroux about confronting an alleged sexual predator while making a tv show. She says this ‘star’ has sexually assaulted women she knows and despite it being an ‘open secret’ in the industry no one has managed to nail him down because he has ‘very good lawyers’. In the documentary she refuses to name the alleged sexual predator and then was called out on this on social media. But...

Duration:00:59:01

Lady Glenconner, Ukraine, Clever girls, The Clitoris

11/24/2022
Lady Glenconner, Anne Tennant, the eldest child of the fifth Earl of Leicester, was lady-in-waiting to Princess Margaret for three decades. She says her mother brought her up to cope with a fundamental truth of her class and time: women must put up and shut up, and so had been taught to smile through life in high society despite the brutality of a husband who left her deaf in one ear. After the success of her first memoir three years ago a second has just been published. Joining Emma live in...

Duration:01:01:27

Long-term relationships and why they fail, football and politics, Brain of Britain, Susan Seidelman

11/24/2022
Some may say that football and politics don't go together but anyone watching yesterday's matches might think otherwise. The Iranian team declined to sing their anthem & Wales fans showed their support for LGBTQ+ rights last night by wearing rainbow bucket hats. So how useful are these shows of solidarity? Laura McAllister, the ex-Wales footballer & Beth Fisher, freelance sports reporter & ambassador for the LGBTQ+ charity Stonewall discuss. Why is it that we so often struggle or fail in...

Duration:00:59:57