Woman's Hour

BBC Radio 4

Health, Kids & Family, News & Politics

The programme that offers a female perspective on the world


Are parenting classes useful or interfering? Journalist Cristina Odone and Naomi Eisenstadt, the first director of Sure Start, discuss the pros and cons of officially learning how to be a parent. Singer-songwriter Laura Mvula opens up about living with anxiety and panic attacks for the last 10 years. The violinist Min Kym discusses the impact...

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For many people a diagnosis of cancer brings with it levels of distress and anxiety that can be as difficult to manage as the disease itself. Trish Bartley, who has twice had cancer herself, has developed a mindfulness course for people with cancer. She has also written a book, Mindfulness: A Kindly Approach to Being with Cancer. Trish explains...


Vlogger, Lilly Singh

April 13th, 2017

The American actor David Schwimmer and Sigal Avin have produced a series of short films about sexual harassment in a bid to raise awareness of the issue. The Australian journalist Van Badham argues that the success of these films is down to the fact that he has lent masculine validity to the cause but it's a narrative that should be led by...

Do you love or loathe being a granny? Should grandparents follow the rules set by parents when looking after grandchildren? What are the boundaries? Jane is joined by the journalist Lynn Barber to discuss top tips for grandparenting the grandkids during the holidays. Parenting classes: useful or interfering? We speak to Cristina Odone who has...