Woman's Hour

BBC Radio 4

Health, Kids & Family, News & Politics

The programme that offers a female perspective on the world


Woman's Hour Turns 70 in 2016

January 1st, 2016

Episode 457 of 985 episodes

The first edition of Woman's Hour was broadcast on October 7th 1946. It aimed to meet the needs of busy listeners with a "daily programme of music, advice and entertainment for the home". The programme has evolved to reflect the interests of its listeners - a magazine on everything about women and of interest to them, presenting the women's perspective and women speakers. Jenni Murray discusses how Woman's Hour got on air, what listeners made of it, how it reflected the changes in women's lives and how it stayed on air. Presenter: Jenni Murray Producer: Ruth Watts.

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