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Woman's Hour

BBC Radio 4

Health, Kids & Family, News & Politics

The programme that offers a female perspective on the world

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Historian Mary Beard is the first link in our latest series of The Chain, talking about her life and the woman who's been her biggest inspiration - the next link in the chain. Are fathers being failed in the workplace if they want to take their equal share in caring for children? It's a question that's being asked by one parliamentary committee...

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Alexandra Heminsley tells us about her new book about becoming an open water swimmer. Women will be taking to the streets in Washington, London and cities around the globe on 21st of January to take a stand on a range of social justice and human rights issues. We hear from an organiser of the London march Emma McNalley, Kelly Dittmar Assistant...

We can now download or stream virtually anything on our mobile or tablet and that includes porn. Woman's Hour Producer Siobhann Tighe was on the bus going home after work when she noticed the man sitting next to her was using his phone to watch it. So, what happens when a stranger views pornography in a public space, close to you when you're not...

Barbara Taylor Bradford has written 31 bestselling novels and her first, A Woman of Substance, is ranked in the top ten bestselling books of all time. It was adapted into a Channel 4 mini-series in 1985 and the final episode drew 13.8 million viewers, which remains the channel's highest ever audience. A season of films based on Barbara Taylor...