Woman's Hour

BBC Radio 4

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Weekend WH: Breast cancer pioneer & Northern Soul

October 25th, 2014

Episode 35 of 985 episodes

Professor Craig Jordan is one of the world’s pre-eminent experts in breast cancer research and treatment. We hear how his research into Tamoxifen has saved many women’s lives. India Knight gives us her blueprint to approaching middle-age with ease. The late 1960s in the north of England saw the birth of Northern Soul, we hear about a new film celebrating the dance movement. Alison Light tells us of some of the characters she discovered when she began delving in her family history. A Swedish woman born without a womb has successfully giving birth to a healthy baby boy. So how can women in the UK be helped by womb transplants? The football journalist Amy Lawrence tells us about her new book which looks at what made Arsenal’s team for their unbeaten season in 2003-2004 so special.

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