Woman's Hour

BBC Radio 4

Health, Kids & Family, News & Politics

The programme that offers a female perspective on the world


Jess Glynne, Disabled teenagers growing up on TV, Women's pensions

March 1st, 2016

Episode 510 of 721 episodes

Platinum-selling, Grammy-winning, Brit-nominated singer Jess Glynne talks about her rise to success and performs her new single Ain't Got Far To Go. Jane talks to 15 year-old Zoe and 14 year-old Emily who have been filmed since they were babies by the TV series Born To Be Different. Zoe has Arthrogryposis, a condition that severely disables her legs and arms and has been friends with Emily who has Spina Bifida since they first met up aged four. Along with their mothers Rachael and Ann Marie, they join Jane to talk about growing up with disabilities. Women's workplace pension savings are barely half those of men according to a report out today. A 'tough time in old age' lies ahead for some according to figures compiled for the TUC, and Age UK among other organisations. Alice Hood, Head of Strategy and Equality for the TUC, has the details. Jade Lally, Britain's number one discus thrower, broke the English record twice in three days this weekend in Sydney, the longest discus throw by a British woman since 1983 to move to fourth in the 2016 world rankings. Jade talks to Jane from Australia to discuss qualifying for the Olympics in Rio this summer. And, an archive interview with the writer Louise Rennison who has died aged 63. Presenter Jane Garvey Producer Erin Riley.