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This edition looks forward to International Women's Day on March 8 with poetry, prose and music about women challenging society's rules. Jessica Mitford's Hons and Rebels takes us to the Spanish Civil War, Sally Rooney and Aphra Behn imagine adulterous relationships, Warsan Shire writes in praise of Grace Jones and Athena steps into her chariot of fire in Emily Wilson's new translation of The Iliad. Music includes compositions by Emily Hall, Clara Schumann, Fatoumata Diawara, Cecilia McDowell and Hildegard of Bingen, and pieces arranged by or conducted by women including Alison Balsom, Rachel Podger, Barbara Hannigan and Emmanuelle Haim.

Genre: Arts

When is Words and Music next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC Radio 3 March 3rd, 5:30pm and on BBC Radio 3 March 10th, 5:30pm. See more...

Main Cast

Image for Derek JacobiDerek Jacobi
Image for Barbara FlynnBarbara Flynn
Image for Simon CallowSimon Callow
John Nettles
Image for Art MalikArt Malik
Image for Debra StephensonDebra Stephenson
Emma Fielding
Emily Bruni
Image for Nicholas FarrellNicholas Farrell
Philip Franks
Image for Hugo SpeerHugo Speer
Image for Sarah ParishSarah Parish
Image for Sally PhillipsSally Phillips
Image for Niamh CusackNiamh Cusack
Kenneth Colley
John Sessions
Image for Robert PowellRobert Powell
Image for Harriet WalterHarriet Walter
Image for James BolamJames Bolam
Anton Lesser