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Woman's Hour brings you the big celebrity names and leading women in the news, with subjects ranging widely from politics to health, law, education, arts, parenting, relationships, work, fiction, food and fashion. Presented by Jenni Murray and Jane Garvey.

Woman's Hour brings you the big celebrity names and leading women in the news, with subjects ranging widely from politics to health, law, education, arts, parenting, relationships, work, fiction, food and fashion. Presented by Jenni Murray and Jane Garvey.
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Woman's Hour brings you the big celebrity names and leading women in the news, with subjects ranging widely from politics to health, law, education, arts, parenting, relationships, work, fiction, food and fashion. Presented by Jenni Murray and Jane Garvey.

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English


Episodes

Weekend Woman's Hour: Nigel Slater, Sexual harassment, Celebrating real-life role models

12/16/2017
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Nigel Slater is one of Britain's most influential food writers and cooks. His new book The Christmas Chronicles is a collection of notes, stories and recipes for midwinter. Will the last few months prove a watershed moment for sexual harassment? The founder of Everyday Sexism Laura Bates, activist and writer Bea Campbell, academic and broadcaster Emma Dabiri and Sarah Baxter deputy editor of the Sunday Times discuss. This year's Royal Institution Christmas Lecturer is Sophie Scott, Professor...

Duration: 00:56:44


Bump, Birth and Beyond, Sexual Harassment, Men's Fashion

12/15/2017
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In what could be the first Woman's Hour baby group we're launching Bump, Birth and Beyond. A series following the experiences of four pregnant women who're all due to give birth around the same time. In an honest conversation about pregnancy, birth and expectations, our reporter Abby Hollick, who is herself 33 weeks pregnant, talks to Charlotte Dore, Rowan Lawton, Jen Barratt and Laura Lang. Will the last few months prove a watershed moment for sexual harassment? Jenni will be joined by the...

Duration: 00:47:45


Poet and writer Nan Shepherd; The Fix: Women and Addiction; Siblings and their partners.

12/14/2017
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In the 1930's Nan Shepherd was one of Scotland's best known poets and writers, but her masterpiece The Living Mountain languished unpublished in a drawer and she died before it became successful. Jenni speaks to Charlotte Peacock who has written her biography about how the love of the mountains and landscape of Scotland inspired her writing and has led to her being pictured on the RBS £5 note. Keaton Jones is an American schoolboy who received an outpouring of support after his Mum posted a...

Duration: 00:45:51


Nigel Slater and Dark Chocolate Spice Cake, Teenage Parties, Sophie Scott;

12/13/2017
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Currently, women who ask for an early medical abortion (EMA) in the first nine weeks of pregnancy must take two drugs, one or two days apart, and by law both must be taken at a clinic. Professor Lesley Regan, President of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, has said that women in England and Wales should be allowed to take the second of two 'abortion pills' at home. Jenni is joined by Professor Regan to explain her proposals, and BBC Health Correspondent, Catherine Burns....

Duration: 00:41:37


Parenting: Teenage parties

12/13/2017
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We’ve all heard the horror stories of teenage parties gone wrong. An open invitation posted on Facebook, 100s of unknown children turning up with drink and drugs, the police called in the early hours and a hefty bill for the unaware parents to pick up. So, how do you plan for a teenager’s first party at home? How do you manage a group of children many of whom you may never have met? How to you balance trust and responsibility with being incredibly sensible and should you always insist on...

Duration: 00:12:06


Addiction, Nina Stibbe, Outsourcing parenting, Russian heroines

12/12/2017
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Author Nina Stibbe's new book is timely 'An Almost Perfect Christmas'. Why is Christmas such a source of amusement for her? And what is at the root of her turkey phobia? She joins Jane to discuss her observations of the highs and lows of Christmas jollity and fun. In the latest in our series The Fix: Women and Addiction Milly Chowles meets Georgia whose addictions took hold at University. By the age of 25 she had pancreatitis due to her drinking and was having regular seizures. In a 'dry...

Duration: 00:52:32


Rohingya women, Celebrating real-life role models, Being ambivalent about having children

12/11/2017
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With hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar for Bangladesh, we talk to foreign correspondent Christina Lamb about conditions facing women and children in the refugee camps, amid reports of widespread rape and killings. The Queen's Young Leaders awards recognise the work of young people across the Commonwealth to change lives in their communities. We talk to one of the two UK-based winners Leanne Armitage who won her award for the work she's done to inspire those from...

Duration: 00:51:11


Weekend Woman's Hour: Christine Keeler, Nursing, Women and Comedy, Vanessa Kirby

12/9/2017
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Christine Keeler, the former model at the centre of the Profumo affair that shocked politics in the 1960s has died. We reflect on her life with the writers Amanda Coe and Anne Chisholm. Vanessa Kirby talks about her role playing Princess Margaret in 'The Crown'. New figures show that although a near-record number of places were offered on nursing courses this year, both applications and acceptances were down. Alison Leary, Professor of Healthcare and Workforce Modelling at London South...

Duration: 00:57:47


Vanessa Kirby in The Crown

12/8/2017
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She had the world's most famous sister, was forbidden to marry the man she loved and became a fashion icon for her generation. Princess Margaret is a unique role to play and one the actress Vanessa Kirby feels has been a true gift. Vanessa talks to Jenni about what it's like to play such an iconic figure and what's in store for her during season two of The Crown, released on Netflix today. A YouGov poll has revealed the extent to which potential pregnancy can work against women when it...

Duration: 00:47:21


Office parties, Lilya Brik, The Fix: Women and Addiction

12/7/2017
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What's the point of an office Christmas party? New figures show that 1 out of 5 people have a romantic encounter at one, but besides finding love, they can be team-bonding experiences, an opportunity to network, or just plain awkward. Freelance journalist Helen Nianias and former managing director Jackie Fast discuss how to navigate festive work events. One in five young people are obese at age 14 says a new report from the Millennium Cohort Study. The director of the study, Professor Emla...

Duration: 00:47:10


Parenting: Mothers and criticism

12/6/2017
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A survey by YouGov on behalf of 5 Live has revealed that mothers receive a lot of criticism about their parenting. Jane spoke to three mums from Halifax. Vicky, Leah & Danielle.

Duration: 00:13:26


Christine Keeler. Mothers and criticism. Queen's Young Leader. FGM

12/6/2017
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Christine Keeler, the former model at the centre of the Profumo affair that shocked politics in the 1960s has died. What does her story reveal about women's sexual agency today? Jane is joined by the screenwriter Amanda Coe. Mothers receive a lot of criticism about their parenting, according to an online survey by YouGov on behalf of 5 Live. Twenty-six percent have had their parenting skills criticised by their own parents, and 14% have been criticised by strangers. Jane speaks to three...

Duration: 00:41:03


What's Wrong with Nursing?, The Fix: Mothers with addictions, Natural dyeing techniques

12/5/2017
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New figures show that although a near-record number of places were offered on nursing courses this year, both applications and acceptances were down, especially from mature applicants. We explore why nursing has become an unattractive option for prospective students. The next in our series, The Fix: Women and addiction, Joanne became addicted to heroin and pregnant when she was 16. She went on to have several more children while remaining addicted to drugs. She felt she couldn't access...

Duration: 00:50:28


Carol Ann Duffy, Mothers against radicalisation, Women in comedy

12/4/2017
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Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy on re-telling the dark tale of Rumpelstiltskin. She's joined by Liv Lorent, artistic director and choreographer to discuss BalletLORENT's production , the last of the company's trilogy of Brothers Grimm fairy tales following critically acclaimed productions of Rapunzel and Snow White. How women are being helped to talk to their children if they have concerns about radicalisation or grooming. Sofia Mahmood director of an organisation called 'Empowering Minds'...

Duration: 00:52:40


Weekend Woman's Hour: Nozi Samela, The Fix and Cook The Perfect Tortilla

12/2/2017
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South Africa has the highest number of people living with HIV in the world. We hear from Nozandulela 'Nozi' Samela from the charity mothers2mothers. She tells us how she came to terms with her own HIV status and how through medication and education she managed to prevent passing the virus onto her unborn child and is now supporting other women in similar circumstances. We discuss the implications of a case of a woman who had cohabited with her partner for sixteen years and won the right to...

Duration: 00:56:33


World Aids Day: Nozanduela 'Nozi' Samela, John Maddox Prize Winner, Party Socks

12/1/2017
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South Africa has the highest number of people living with HIV in the world, at over 7 million. On World's Aids Day we speak to Nozandulela "Nozi" Samela from the charity mothers2mothers. She is working to empower women and prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV. Why is the humble sock becoming a festive fashion favourite? Blogger Hannah Rochell explains the trend of the sparkly sock. The John Maddox Prize, now in its sixth year, recognises the work of individuals who promote sound...

Duration: 00:44:38


Matchmakers, Sexism, The Fix, Consent

11/30/2017
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Female perspectives on addictions and eating disorders, the pros and cons of matchmaking, talking to pre-teens about consent, and complaints of sexism at an awards ceremony.

Duration: 00:44:16


Talking to children about death, Tackling gender discrimination

11/29/2017
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How do you talk to children about death? Jenni is joined by Barbara Want whose husband Nick Clarke, the former BBC Radio 4 broadcaster died of cancer in 2006 and Victoria Milligan whose husband, also called Nick died in a speedboat accident in 2013. Tackling discrimination against women - how well is the UK doing? A new government report submitted to UN body CEDAW into government progress has come under fire. Vivienne Hayes, CEO of the Women's Resource Centre explains the criticism....

Duration: 00:41:56


Parenting: How do you talk to children about death?

11/29/2017
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How do you talk to children about death? Jenni is joined by Barbara Want whose husband Nick Clarke, the former Radio 4 broadcaster, died of cancer in 2006 and Victoria Milligan whose husband, also called Nick died in a speedboat accident in 2013.

Duration: 00:14:41


Meghan Markle and Prince Harry engaged, Women and addiction, Male make-up bloggers

11/28/2017
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As Prince Harry and Meghan Markle prepare to get married next spring we look at her role and the impact she'll have on the Royal Family. How do gender differences shape women's experience of and treatment for addiction? We'll be talking to three experts whose work in this field has convinced them that there needs to be more research into why addictions cause women so much harm. Fewer women are taking drugs but more are dying, why? How do mental illness, motherhood, intimate partner...

Duration: 00:46:09

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