A special hour-long edition of Witness History from the BBC World Service. Remarkable stories of women’s history, told by the women who were there. Selected from the BBC’s Witness History program, we hear moving, inspiring and even outrageous stories about a few of the most important women in living memory.

Segments include: How women in the North of England took to the streets in the late 1970s to protest against a serial killer, Sandra Day O’Connor: America’s first female Supreme Court justice, China’s ‘Kingdom of Women’, ‘Jane’ The underground abortion network, American writer, Ursula Le Guin and Dr Ruth Westheimer: The woman who got America talking about sex

About Witness

Go back in time to key events in history and hear the story of our times told by the people who were there. Witness History features first-hand accounts, archive material and insight from historians.


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Broadcast Window

March 1, 2022 - March 31, 2022

Broadcast Rights

Available to all APM affiliates; subscription to the APM Celebrates package is not required for carriage. Affiliate stations may carry this program multiple times before April 1, 2022. The program must be carried in its entirety. No excerpting is permitted. Simulcast streaming rights are available for this program. Prior to carrying this program, stations must contact their American Public Media Station Relations Representative.

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