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Woman’s Hour Daily Podcast: Episodes

A Woman's Hour Special with Deborah, the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire. At the age of 90 she has published her autobiography 'Wait for Me'. She has met some of the 20th century's leading figures and is the last survivor of a remarkable set of women – the Mitford sisters: Nancy, who became a writer, ...
Sadie Frost has lived much of her life in the glare of the media spotlight with marriages to Spandau Ballet's Gary Kemp and the actor Jude Law. She joins Jenni to tell her story.
As Britain prepares for the visit of the Pope next week, we examine the personal spiritual journey and the struggles with ...
Presented by Jenni Murray. The actress Tamsin Greig on her new film 'Tamara Drewe'. Why are there so few male teachers in primary and nursery schools? American singer-songwriter Nell Bryden; and Iris Murdoch - 11 years after her death, how does her reputation stand?
In today's programme with Jane Garvey -we hear about the legacy of China's 'One Child' policy; there's a discussion about home tutoring for children; Playwright, Nell Leysham, tells us about her play, 'Bedlam' and Joumana Haddad - dubbed "the Carrie Bradshaw of Beirut" - on her book, 'I Killed Scheherazade:Confessions ...
Actress Drew Barrymore talks to presenter Jane Garvey about her new film. Musical star Kerry Ellis on her Proms in the Park debut, new project with Brian May and role in the stage show Oliver. We look at the cohort of Republican challengers in this year's US midterm elections. And Mary Berry and Paul ...
With Jenni Murray

Scottish Women's Health - The recent Scottish Health Survey found Scottish women are still more at risk from preventable diseases becuase of their unhealthy lifestyles. Jenni Murray talks to Scotland's Public Health Minister, Shona Robison and to Dr Douglas Colville, a GP in Rutherglen, ...
On today's Woman's Hour with Jenni Murray - Ellen MacArthur on her latest passion; the garden at Great Dixter; Is there a global backlash against home births? listener feedback on teaching boys, and Andrea Newman on A Bouquet of Barbed Wire.
From Alexis Colby to Catwoman - what makes a female baddie? Also on the programme with Jenni Murray, actress Claire Skinner on her new play, Deathtrap, and her role in the hit TV show, Outnumbered,. As part of our women and sport season we hear about one listener's passion for country dancing and we ...
Jane Garvey talks to Gareth Malone about his new series for BBC2. Grace Dent and Imogen Russell Williams talk about teen fiction. Baroness Ruth Deech and Professor Alison Murdoch talk about the future of the HFEA (UK's Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority). Singer Hilda Bronstein and Geraldine ...
A programme devoted to hair with Jane Garvey. The programme discusses the history, politics and colour of hair.
Thousands of women have problems during labour every year; Bidisha talks to the director of a new centre aiming to make childbirth safer and less traumatic. Research suggests having a sister makes you happier, and protects you from depression – so why is having a sister different to having a brother? ...
Jane Garvey talks to the Artist Mary Husted, reunited with the son she gave up for adoption. How the traditional game of stoolball can help you stay fit. Bad breath, dirty toenails - the deal-breakers that spell doom in a relationship. 'Concrete to Coriander' - a community gardening scheme run by the ...
Lone parents of young children who don't work are facing changes to their benefits this autumn to encourage them back into the jobs market. Some could lose out, so is withdrawing benefits the best way to get lone parents back to work? Author Wendy Perriam on her latest novel about an unlikely hero called ...
Does flexible working go with a high-flying career? Writer Annelise Freisenbruch on the women at the top of Roman society. As the Alzheimer's Society launches an awareness campaign, we hear from someone who diagnosed herself aged 52. And a look at the wierd and wonderful world of knitting.
Is there too much sex in pop music? Mike Stock, of 80s pop production outfit Stock, Aitken & Waterman thinks so and discusses the issue with Jane Garvey. With the the Karate Kid on screens in the UK we look at what discipline in sport can offer children. We ask why The Fawcett Society is seeking a ...
With Bidisha:

Including Mixed Sex Wards in Mental Health - the government has stated its intention to eliminate mixed sex accommodation in hospitals by the end of the year. An estimated 10% of patients in England are treated in mixed sex accommodation but in mental health wards that figure rises to ...
Women who kill their children is one of the discussions on today's Woman's Hour. Jane Garvey also discusses the case of German popstar Nadja Benaissa, talks to author Jehanne Wake and asks why some adults still have cuddly toys
Women who kill their children is one of the discussions on today's Woman's Hour. Jane Garvey also discusses the case of German popstar Nadja Benaissa, talks to author Jehanne Wake and asks why some adults still have cuddly toys
Presented by Jane Garvey. Ann Summers boss Jacqueline Gold on her agonising decision when one of her twins was found to be seriously ill; the Nordic campaigners who came out with a better deal for women; The gender debate continues; Poetry in a tin can - at the supermarket.
Women in the Irish Parliament; getting pregnant after miscarriage; child refugees; and Patricia Diamond who shares her birthday with the Queen.
Jane Garvey presents.
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