Woman's Hour - 15/04/2011
Presented by Jenni Murray. A Muslim Miss Universe GB? Women on Fleet Street - does it matter if only 26 per cent of reporters on national papers are women? And new play 5 @ 50.
With Jenni Murray including: Shanna Bukhari, the young woman from Blackburn who wants to be the first Muslim to represent Great Britain at this year's Miss Universe contest. Is entering a beauty contest a good way for a young British Muslim woman to use her freedoms when women in countries like Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia are denied many basic human rights? Women on Fleet Street - at last week's British Press Awards only 3 out of the 16 individual prizes went to women, and only two national newspapers are edited by women. Does it matter if women are so badly represented at the top end of Fleet Street? Rachel Beer, the first woman to edit a national newspaper back in 1894. And 5 @ 50 - a new play which looks at the lives of five women who've all been friends since school as they hit 50.
- Broadcast on BBC Radio 4, 10:00AM Fri, 15 Apr 2011
- Available until 12:00AM Thu, 1 Jan 2099
- First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 10:00AM Fri, 15 Apr 2011
- Duration 45 minutes