Professor Jean Seaton, Professor of Media History in the Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design and Official Historian on the BBC appeared on Woman's Hour to celebrate the show's 70th anniversary and look at how the programme has evolved over the years. 

Professor Jean Seaton joined Jane Garvey and former Woman's Hour presenter Sue MacGregor on Friday 7 October, speaking into historic microphones to look back into the BBC archives. They looked back at the original audience for Woman's Hour: "the average woman, not of sophisticated taste", listened to the original theme tune 'Oranges and Lemons' and discussed the groundbreaking pieces of broadcasting including items on race relations, daytime drinking and the trend of couples co-habiting before marriage as well as highlighting ongoing issues that the programme has covered, then and now. The Gender Pay Gap was first discussed in the first few weeks of the programme and is a topic that has been revisited over the years. 

You can listen to the full episode on the BBC iPlayer. 

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