From 'mother's midday meal' to menopause, Woman's Hour celebrates 70 years
The first presenter of the show, now fronted by Dame Jenni Murray and Jane Garvey, was a man - ex-RAF intelligence officer Alan Ivimey.
Ivimey, who specialised in "writing for and talking to women", lasted just three months and was replaced by Joan Griffiths.
The first edition of Woman's Hour was broadcast on October 7 1946.
The guests were Elsie Crump, a butcher's wife, Hollywood star Deborah Kerr and Labour politician and feminist Margaret Bondfield.
The then-afternoon programme was commissioned by Norman Collins, who said in 1967: "I always visualised the poor, wretched... read more
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