Woman's Hour

BBC Radio 4

Health, Kids & Family, News & Politics

The programme that offers a female perspective on the world


Claire Skinner, Bonnie Raitt, First female head of CBI, Kirstie Allsopp

February 5th, 2016

Episode 488 of 725 episodes

Actor Claire Skinner talks about her latest role as a mother trying to come to terms with the loss of her four year old son in the play Rabbit Hole, just opened at the Hampstead Theatre in North London. Carolyn Fairbairn, first female Director General of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), gives her views on female leadership roles. She took up the post in November and has called for a new voluntary target which would mean 25% of senior executives in big UK companies were women. American blues singer Bonnie Raitt talks to Jenni about her recording career which started in the 1970s. Television presenter Kirstie Allsopp and independent bookshop owner Cate Olson debate the merits of clutter and the pros and cons of living in a messy home. Presenter: Jenni Murray.

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