Woman's Hour

BBC Radio 4

Health, Kids & Family, News & Politics

The programme that offers a female perspective on the world


Weekend Woman's Hour: Anita Dobson, Jodi Picoult

June 6th, 2015

Episode 265 of 721 episodes

Anita Dobson talks about her part in the new musical film London Road based on the true story of the murder of five women in Ipswich in 2006. We may all love to gossip but what impact does it have on us both in the short and long term and how is social media influencing who we talk about? It's 70 years since the Pippi Longstocking books were first published in Sweden, Francesca Simon and Julie Eccleshare discuss why she's so loved by adults and children today. Following a phone in earlier in the week we hear listener experiences of IVF and making the decision to stop if it's not working? The best-selling author, Jodi Picoult and her daughter Samantha Van Leer talk about the new book they've written together - Between the Lines. Danish women top the polls for being happiest in Europe. We try and find out their secret. And Marilyn Monroe: sex symbol and feminist - Karen Krizanovich and Jacqueline Rose on discuss the screen icon. Presented by Jane Garvey Produced by Rabeka Nurmahomed Interviewed guest: Anita Dobson Interviewed guest: Jenny Cole Interviewed guest: Hannah Hope Interviewed guest: Francesca Simon Interviewed guest: Julia Eccleshare Interviewed guest: Alison Murdoch Interviewed guest: Jodi Picoult Interviewed guest: Samantha Van Leer Interviewed guest: Mette Davidsen Interviewed guest: India Knight Interviewed guest: Ella Bredsdorff Interviewed guest: Jacqueline Rose Interviewed guest: Karen Krizanovich.