I went to the funeral of an old climbing friend a couple of weeks ago. She just lived long enough to celebrate the Golden Anniversary of her pioneering, women only expeditions to the Himalayas. Yesterday on Women's Hour, one of her fellow expedition members returned to the program to reflect on their achievements all those years ago. To put it in context, they played exerts from the original program made shortly after their return home. It was striking how all the commentary and comments on Women's Hour in 1958 were voiced by men, and continuous reference was made to these women's husbands, what their husbands thought, what their husbands did for a living, how their husbands coped while they were away, etc. As a pioneer of 'women's rights', albeit in a very conservative and genteel way, I think Anne would have been pleased to note the obvious changes made over the last 50 years, even in the limited world of broadcasting. But listening to the contrast made me wonder just how long it will be before even having a 'women's hour' at all might seem just as anachronistic.