10 posts about Womans Hour on this blog
Thursday 19 December 2013, 08:14
Judi Dench, Mary Quant, Winnie Mandela, French & Saunders, Enid Blyton... A selection of the unexpected and delightful interviews that have been newly restored to the Woman's Hour archive.
Thursday 8 August 2013, 00:41
How To Have a Perfect Marriage is writer Nicholas McInerny's autobiographical drama about a gay man who comes out after 19 years of marriage. He discusses the real life situation behind the drama and how it was the most difficult thing he's ever written.
Tuesday 12 February 2013, 09:02
Woman's Hour Producer, Ruth Watts, outlines the hours of deliberation that went into choosing the Top 100 most powerful women in Britain today.
Wednesday 21 December 2011, 11:06
The morning after I had visited The Connection at St Martins, I woke up at 5 am and wasn't able to fall back asleep. It was dark and cold - the timer on the central heating not yet having kicked in - and outside icy raindrops were pinging off the bedroom window. I pulled the duvet up to my chin and...
Friday 19 August 2011, 02:00
Ed's note: Next week you can hear Val McDermid's five part Woman's Hour drama Village SOS on Radio 4. It's part of a larger project that includes a BBC One series and a BBC Learning campaign. More details at the end of this post - PM.
It was a bizarre pitch. "We're making a reality show about projects...
Tuesday 19 April 2011, 13:40
The Radio 4 blog popped over to the Woman's Hour studio to grab a few pictures of the chocolate brownies that Claire Burnet made on the programme this morning. The blog is pleased to be able to report that the brownies were truly delicious.
Paul Murphy is the acting editor of the Radio 4 blog
Sunday 6 March 2011, 18:19
As this video preview confirms, the brutal inter-station comedy smackdown that is Stand up for Comic Relief is under way. Six of the BBC's national radio networks are represented this time; Radio 4 by Woman's Hour legend Jenni Murray and the others by various presenters I can't quite bring myself to...
Monday 7 June 2010, 10:50
I was recently at the home of Hari and Matt (I've changed the names) - a friend from childhood and his partner, respectively - now new adoptive gay dads to two older children. The kids come from troubled backgrounds and are having difficulty settling into their new homes. They're testing both the limits...
Thursday 18 February 2010, 17:44
Leader of the opposition David Cameron came into Broadcasting House this morning to talk to Jenni Murray. I headed over to meet him as he entered the building and got a few photographs of the big event. The other pictures are on Flickr and you can listen to the interview - the second of the programme...
Tuesday 27 October 2009, 12:00
Of course making a Hollywood film, or directing at the National Theatre may be all very well (I wouldn't know as I haven't done either) but there are times when there is simply nothing more rewarding than being in the radio studio working on a really meaty drama serial. Over the last few months I've...
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