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Topical subjects in the news affecting women around the world from BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour. Jenni Murray and Jane Garvey present news, views, interviews and discussions from a female perspective. Woman's Hour brings you the big celebrity names and leading women in the news and subjects range widely from politics to health, law, education, arts, parenting, relationships, work, fiction, food and fashion.

Topical subjects in the news affecting women around the world from BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour. Jenni Murray and Jane Garvey present news, views, interviews and discussions from a female perspective. Woman's Hour brings you the big celebrity names and leading women in the news and subjects range widely from politics to health, law, education, arts, parenting, relationships, work, fiction, food and fashion.
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Topical subjects in the news affecting women around the world from BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour. Jenni Murray and Jane Garvey present news, views, interviews and discussions from a female perspective. Woman's Hour brings you the big celebrity names and leading women in the news and subjects range widely from politics to health, law, education, arts, parenting, relationships, work, fiction, food and fashion.

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Episodes

Weekend Woman's Hour: Sonequa Martin Green, Paloma Faith, Joanna Rowsell Shand

11/18/2017
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Sonequa Martin Green talks about her experiences of being a woman of colour in Hollywood and playing a lead role in the latest Star Trek series. Paloma Faith talks about her new album The Architect and her experiences as a new mother. The number of older women dying from alcohol related illnesses continues to rise. We discuss with GP Dr Philippa Kaye and Professor Ilana Crome from the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Two writers, Anne Cassidy and Winnie M. Li talk about why they've written...

Duration: 00:56:44


Singer Paloma Faith, Poet Paula Meehan, Talking to children about consent

11/17/2017
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Paloma Faith returns after having a baby with a new album The Architect,. She talks to Jenni about how her music is inspired by motherhood and what she calls 'politics with a small p'. With sexual harassment allegations dominating the headlines, how should we be talking to our children about their sexual rights and responsibilities? In a short series with Relationships and Sex Education Specialist Rachel Fitzsimmons, Jenni asks how best to have this conversation with children of different...

Duration: 00:44:25


Mary J Blige and Carey Mulligan, Grace Mugabe

11/16/2017
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Music megastar Mary J Blige and award winning actress Carey Mulligan star together in the new film Mudbound. They join Jenni to talk about playing two women looking across the racial divide in 1940s America, and about women and race in the US film industry today. Until yesterday Grace Mugabe was poised to become Zimbabwe's next President. With Robert Mugabe under house arrest and her own whereabouts unconfirmed, we look at how she rose to become a formidable First Lady, how much power she's...

Duration: 00:43:42


Parenting: Future planning for learning disabled children

11/15/2017
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Many parents of children with learning disabilities fear for the time when they can no longer take care of their child. Who will take charge, who will pay and how well will they do the role? Jenni talks to 78 year old Bernie whose son Geoffrey, now aged 39 has Down’s Syndrome and Fran Crake who runs Thrive, a support service for older parents and carers at the charity Talbot House in Manchester.

Duration: 00:09:38


Louis CK, Suzie Boyt, Maternity pay

11/15/2017
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The last few weeks have seen sexual abuse allegations emerge in Hollywood, Westminster, the art world, and, most recently, comedy. On Friday, comedian Louis CK, whose jokes have previously been lauded for their feminist tone, admitted to allegations of masturbating in front of women. Comedian Deborah Frances-White and Journalist Hadley Freeman join Jenni to discuss his apology, and what it means for the comedy world. Many parents of children with learning disabilities fear for the time when...

Duration: 00:41:37


Joanna Rowsell Shand, Souvenir baby scans, Writing about rape

11/14/2017
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Joanna Rowsell Shand is a double Olympic gold medallist whose cycling career began somewhat by chance. A school visit by British Cycling seemed more appealing than double maths and the rest is history. She also lives with alopecia, a condition that saw her lose all her hair aged 10. Joanna documents all of this in her new autobiography 'Full Circle' and talks to Jane. Photographs, key rings and mugs featuring images of your unborn baby are becoming increasingly popular. There are currently...

Duration: 00:50:06


Sonequa Martin-Green, Life-saving solar-powered suitcase, Women and alcohol

11/13/2017
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American actress Sonequa Martin-Green is probably best known for her role as Sasha Williams in the TV series The Walking Dead. She now stars as the first black female lead in the Star Trek series, 50 years after the original franchise was first broadcast. As a woman of colour, what's been her experience in Hollywood? Why are more older women dying from alcohol related illness? Since 2001 there's been a 35% increase in the number of deaths of women aged between 60-64 from conditions like...

Duration: 00:52:24


Weekend Woman's Hour: Anne Reid from Last Tango to Kaleidoscope

11/11/2017
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From Coronation Street to Last Tango in Halifax, Anne Reid has been acting on television for sixty years. Anne tells us about her new film Kaleidoscope, described as a modern day Psycho. We'll hear from the winner of the Woman's Hour Craft Prize. The writer and director Sharon Horgan talks about her new comedy Motherland with actors Anna Maxwell Martin and Diane Morgan who play Julia and Liz. Locker Room Talk is a piece of verbatim theatre by Edinburgh's Traverse Theatre. Creator Gary McNair...

Duration: 00:56:26


Actor Anne Reid on her new film role. Musician Trish Clowes

11/10/2017
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From Coronation Street to Last Tango in Halifax, Anne Reid has been acting on television for sixty years. She'll be talking to Jenni about her new film Kaleidoscope, described as a modern day Psycho. The photojournalist Amanda Lucidon spent four years as an Official White House photographer covering the First Lady - Michelle Obama. She was responsible for documenting life at the White House to covering domestic and overseas travel. She's published a book featuring over 150 photographs called...

Duration: 00:43:54


IVF, Locker room talk, Penelope Lively's garden

11/9/2017
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It's the 40th anniversary of the very first IVF baby's conception. Two men were widely celebrated for this scientific achievement, but the embryologist Jean Purdy was the third member of the team. She was central to the development of IVF, yet her contribution is largely unrecognised. She wasn't even mentioned when the Nobel Prize was awarded. We remember Jean and discuss her achievement in this anniversary week. When it comes to education, Boston in Lincolnshire is last in our Best Place To...

Duration: 00:46:45


The Woman's Hour Craft Prize winner announcement live from the V&A

11/8/2017
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We had 1500 applicants, 34 judges, a lot of deliberation and some amazing work. There was a fantastic array of entrants for the Woman's Hour Craft Prize in partnership with the V&A and the Crafts Council. Since September, 12 finalists have been exhibiting their work at the Victoria and Albert Museum exhibition. Today we are live from the Museum to find out who has won the £10,000 prize. To announce the winner, live on the programme, Jenni and Jane are joined by the final 5 judges; Tristram...

Duration: 00:43:00


Motherland, Lynne Segal, New Art Prize for Women

11/7/2017
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Motherland is a new sitcom co-written by Sharon Horgan and starring Diane Morgan and Anna Maxwell Martin. The three three of them join Jane to talk about life in Motherland. Lynne Segal, Professor of Psychology and Gender studies at Birkbeck talks about her new book, Radical Happiness - a search for transformative collective joy. Last week we ran a series of interviews about sex within long-term relationships. We got a huge response from listeners . One of them, "Lesley" talks to Jane about...

Duration: 00:47:09


Parenting: Motherland

11/7/2017
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The actress Sharon Horgan co-wrote new BBC2 sitcom Motherland, Anna Maxwell Martin and Diane Morgan both play parents in the show. Jane Garvey talks to all three about the new show and how it doesn't exactly celebrate parenthood.

Duration: 00:11:42


Pole dancing, Best place to be a woman, Sexual harassment

11/6/2017
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Pole dancing has been recognised by an international sporting body for the first time but can it ever lose its association with strip clubs and exotic dancing? Jane talks to Katie Coates, founder of the International Pole Sports Federation, and Kath Woodward, Professor of Sociology at the Open University in Milton Keynes. As part of our Best Place to be a Woman series we discovered that Islington was the worst. We visited the North London borough a few weeks ago to meet the women living...

Duration: 00:50:21


Weekend Woman's Hour: Susannah Constantine

11/4/2017
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Susannah Constantine discusses her move from fashion to fiction. After the Snow centres on 11 year old Esme Munroe and explores the impact her mother's depression has on her childhood. We talk about sex in long term relationships with the therapist Esther Perel who gives advice to one listener who wishes for a more passionate sex life. The author Catherine Hewitt on her new biography Renoir's Dancer: the Secret Life of Suzanne Valadon, a model and talented artist. New research has shown...

Duration: 00:56:42


Sex in long-term relationships

11/3/2017
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Psychotherapist Esther Perel wrote her first book Mating in Captivity ten years ago. Her second book The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity has just been published. She joins Jenni to hear from Woman's Hour listeners about the challenges they face keeping the sexual spark alive in a long-term relationship and to give advice based on 20 years experience of talking to couples . Mismatched libidos, pain during intercourse, getting into a routine and what happens to desire when kids come...

Duration: 00:45:12


Sexminstergate, Refugees, 'Winnie', Nasty Women

11/2/2017
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As the defence secretary, Sir Michael Fallon, resigns and rumours of inappropriate sexual behaviour fly around the House of Commons, Jenni talks to Ayesha Hazarika, a political commentator and former advisor to Harriet Harman and Anna Soubry, the conservative MP for Broxtowe in Nottinghamshire and former business minister about what's going on. In the next part of the Woman's Hour best place to be a woman report, we ask where's the best place to be a refugee, asylum seeker or migrant....

Duration: 00:45:35


Parenting: What is selective mutism?

11/1/2017
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Around one in 140 young children are affected by selective mutism, and the condition is more common in girls than boys. It is a severe situational anxiety disorder which means that the child has a phobia of initiating speech, and can not speak in certain scenarios. What can be done about it? Katherine, mother of Rosa and Alison Wintgens, the national advisor for selective mutism for the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists discuss.

Duration: 00:11:14


Selective Mutism, Adults at Risk Policy and Yarl's Wood, Sex in Long Term Relationships

11/1/2017
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Around one in 140 young children are affected by selective mutism, and the condition is more common in girls than boys. It is a severe situational anxiety disorder which means that the child has a phobia of initiating speech, and can not speak in certain scenarios. What can be done about it? Katherine Josling, mother of Rosa and Alison Wintgens, the national advisor for selective mutism for the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists discuss. More than 1500 women who seek asylum...

Duration: 00:43:40


Susannah Constantine, Stalking Laws, Infertility

10/31/2017
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Susannah Constantine has swapped fashion for fiction. Her new book 'After the Snow' centres on the story of 11-year-old Esme Munroe who's growing up in a rambling old house in the 1960s. Jane talks to her about why the novel is such a personal journey. Next month marks five years since stalking became a criminal offence in England and Wales. How well is the law working? Jane speaks to Sam Taylor, Director of 'Veritas Justice' a stalking advocacy service in Sussex, and Rachel Griffin, Chief...

Duration: 00:50:20

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