Woman's Hour

BBC Radio 4

Health, Kids & Family, News & Politics

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The programme that offers a female perspective on the world


Reanne Evans; Joanna Rowsell;

May 1st, 2015

Episode 212 of 722 episodes

Today's Woman's Hour came live from the Winter Gardens in Sheffield. Jane Garvey was first joined by winner of ten consecutive World Ladies' Snooker titles, Reanne Evans and snooker referee, Michaela Tabb. Olympic Gold Medal winning cyclist, Joanna Rowsell, explains her preparations for Rio 2016. Kit Solitt and Kathleen Roberts were wartime steel workers. They talk about their experiences and are joined by Nancy Fielder, one of those who successfully campaigned for a statue to remember the Sheffield Women of Steel and their contribution. Our reporter, Angela Robson, visited a community scheme that provides women-only cycling classes in High Hazel Park in Sheffield. And lastly, although you'll have to go to the website to hear their live performance, you can hear an interview with Martin Simpson and Fay Hield, part of the folk group 'The Full English'.