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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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Presenter Cherry Healey joins Jane to launch a new series, Single Parents. Cherry became a single mother a year and a half ago and was surprised to face judgment from friends and family. She travels the country to meet a wide variety of single parents and these interviews are featured throughout the week. In the first episode Cherry talks to...

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Jenny Seagrove discuss her latest role. 'Another Mother's Son' tells the true story of Louisa Gould a shopkeeper in Jersey who hides a Russian POW during World War II while the Channel Islands were occupied by German forces. Thea tells us how she survived a period of homelessness when she was just 19 with the help of a youth centre in London...

You can't look in the shops at the moment without stumbling across a wall of gingham tops, dresses and trousers. The chequered pattern, which probably evokes strong memories of school uniforms, has become a must wear for summer 2017. Jenni speaks to Jennifer Daley, a lecturer of Fashion History at the New York University in London to find out...

Today the NSPCC publish their annual statistics on child sexual abuse, figures which have seen a significant rise. Lisa McCrindle, Policy Manager for NSPCC and Sheila Taylor, Chief Executive of NWG Network who help professionals to tackle the issue of child sexual exploitation, discuss the increase and the corresponding impact on support...