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Dame Jenni Murray to leave Woman's Hour after 33 years

By: stagedoorscribbler - July 27, 2020

Dame Jenni Murray

It’ll be the end of an era when Jenni Murray leaves BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour later this year after 33 years.
Jenni -  who is one of Britain’s most respected journalists and broadcasters -  first joined the show in 1987 when she took over as presenter from Sue MacGregor
Hugely admired throughout the industry and considered by many to be a national treasure (she was made a Dame in 2011), Jenni  describes her time with the programme  as “a privilege and a delight”.  
She admits that standing down will be hard to do but says it is time to move on.
BBC  director-general Tony Hall described he as “a remarkable broadcaster”adding  “few have matched her outstanding contribution to the BBC and our audience.”
Her distinctive voice and extraordinary ability to explore a huge range of subjects has made her a must listen to broadcaster.
Controller of Radio 4, Mohit Bakaya, described her thus: “For more than 30 years she has tackled important issues on behalf of listeners, opening up sometimes difficult conversations about the experience of women and shining a light on subjects that have often been sadly neglected.”
Jenni Murray’s final Woman’s Hour will be on  1st October but hopefully she will be back as a speaker on the Clive Conway Production’s Circuit before too long.