Getting On Air: The Female Pioneers


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Jane Garvey investigates the stories behind five landmark moments in the history of the female voice on radio and television.

Jacqui Oatley was the first woman to commentate on a football match on 'Match of the Day' in 2007, but became a focus of media and social networking attention in the process. How easy is it for women with expert knowledge about a subject to get their voices heard on radio and TV and how close are they to achieving a level playing field? And what is currently happening to improve the gender balance of expert voices?

In this final programme in the series, Jane Garvey talks to Jacqui Oatley, TV historian Bettany Hughes and award-winning journalist Lis Howell.

Producer: Jane Reck

An Alfi Media Ltd production for BBC Radio 4.