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Woman's Hour host receives Dame honour

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Media captionQueen Elizabeth II honours Dame Jenni Murray at the investiture ceremony - courtesy BCA

Woman's Hour host Jenni Murray, who was made a Dame earlier this year, has collected her honour from the Queen.

The presenter, from Barnsley in South Yorkshire, was made a Dame Commander for services to radio broadcasting.

She has become synonymous with BBC Radio 4's weekday show Woman's Hour, which she has presented since 1987.

When she was named in the Queen's birthday honours list, Dame Jenni said: "Well, it's a bit flash, isn't it? I'm thrilled, delighted, flattered."

She added: "My sons find it hilarious."

She began broadcasting in 1973 on local radio in Bristol, before presenting BBC TV's South Today between 1978 and 1983.

Dame Jenni worked on BBC Two's Newsnight and Radio 4's Today programme before taking over from Sue MacGregor on Woman's Hour.

The show now broadcasts at 1000 on weekdays and at 1600 on Saturdays.

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