Telling the Truth
Saturday 12 August 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Journalist Julie Burchill calls her 'a breath of fresh air, with a dirty laugh'. In Everywoman, Labour politician Jess Phillips shouts long and loudly about the things she cares most about: poverty, equality, the rights of refugees and serving her...
Great Bravery, Great Escape
Saturday 12 August 4:00pm - 5:00pm
In 2014 Farida Khalaf, a Yazidi teenager, was kidnapped and sold into slavery when her northern Iraqi village was attacked by ISIS. With great courage, she took on her captors and escaped. Her remarkable story is told in The Girl Who Escaped ISIS,...
Tuesday 15 August 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Alone and broken-hearted in Berlin, Jessica J Lee resolved to go wild swimming all year round and she writes about the sense of independence this engenders in Turning: A Swimming Memoir. Vicky Jack, the subject of Anna Magnusson’s The Sky’s the...
Tuesday 15 August 5:00pm - 6:00pm
A Life of Art and Science
Thursday 17 August 1:30pm - 2:30pm
More than 50 years after the bust-up over C P Snow's famous Rede Lecture on the chasm between art and science, we welcome Siri Hustvedt, acclaimed American novelist and commentator on feminism, art criticism and philosophy, who analyses how the two...
Opening Up the Race Debate
Friday 18 August 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Reni Eddo-Lodge’s impassioned blog on Britain’s failing debate on race and racism went viral. Entitled Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race, it touched a nerve and sparked fierce discussion. It galvanised Eddo-Lodge into...
Women and Secrets
Friday 18 August 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Stories of women fighting for their place in the world are illuminated by these two authors. In Women Who Blow on Knots, Ece Temelkuran's three friends set off on a road trip with a murderous 70 year old, Madam Lilla. Jacqueline Woodson's four heroines...
Best of British Women
Saturday 19 August 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Get ready for the ultimate Woman’s Hour as the show’s presenter and the possessor, as veteran broadcaster Charles Wheeler rightly observed, of 'the most beautiful voice on radio - ever', talks about choosing her heroines in A History of Britain in...
In Praise of Nasty Women
Saturday 19 August 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Trauma and Forgiveness
Sunday 20 August 12:30pm - 1:30pm
For eight years Thordis Elva and Tom Stranger exchanged emails about the moment he raped her when she was 16. Then they decided it was time to meet. They came together in Cape Town, South Africa, a country that is no stranger to the healing power of...