Woman's Hour

BBC Radio 4

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Weekend Woman's Hour: Annie Nightingale, Dame Evelyn Glennie

July 11th, 2015

Episode 296 of 985 episodes

The Radio 1 and 1Xtra broadcaster Annie Nightingale talks about her 50 years in the business and her enduring passion for new music. Dame Evelyn Glennie on career as a solo percussionist which has spanned more than 30 years. Should men, as well as women, be concerned about their biological clocks? Natasha Walter and Aminatta Forna discuss how Margaret Atwood's classic novel 'The Handmaid's Tale' first published in 1985 reflects current trends in the world. The dangers of health and fitness apps that track the calories consumed. Two leading British sculptors, Emily Young and Laura Ford describe their work and what it's like to be a woman in what is still a man's world. Anne Fine on her book Madame Doubtfire which she wrote in 1987 and the impact of divorce on children then and now.

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