This series dramatizes the lives of the Pankhurst women and their role in the Suffragette Movement.
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 Mrs. Emmeline Pankhurst (6 episodes, 1974)
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 Christabel Pankhurst (6 episodes, 1974)
Angela Down ...
 Sylvia Pankhurst (5 episodes, 1974)
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 Annie Kenney (5 episodes, 1974)
Sally Miles ...
 Flora Drummond (5 episodes, 1974)
Sheila Allen ...
 Mrs. Pethick-Lawrence (3 episodes, 1974)
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 Keir Hardie (3 episodes, 1974)
Maureen Pryor ...
 Dr. Ethel Smyth (3 episodes, 1974)
Suzan Cameron ...
 Jessie Kenney (2 episodes, 1974)
Claire Davenport ...
 Nurse Pine (2 episodes, 1974)
Peter Geddis ...
 Lloyd George (2 episodes, 1974)
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 Dr. Richard Pankhurst (2 episodes, 1974)
Sheila Grant ...
 Teresa Billington (2 episodes, 1974)
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 Asquith (2 episodes, 1974)
Ronald Hines ...
 Mr. Pethick-Lawrence (2 episodes, 1974)
Andonia Katsaros ...
 Melvina Walker (2 episodes, 1974)
Lans Traverse ...
 Zellie Emerson (2 episodes, 1974)
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This series dramatizes the lives of the Pankhurst women and their role in the Suffragette Movement.

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5 October 1975 (USA)  »

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Hombro con hombro  »

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1.33 : 1
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Originally it was planned to have all-women writers to script the series. Ultimately, none could be found that could deal with the subject on a historical level. Four male writers were hired. See more »

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We need this on DVD
4 November 2010 | by See all my reviews

I watched this avidly when it was broadcast in the 1970s. Why, I wonder, has this excellent series been allowed to gather dust? It had brilliant acting and was both informative and moving. The song, The March of the Women, always moves me to tears.

I have a nasty suspicion that it's to do with sexism at the BBC. It's about women, and by women, and deals with women as people, not decorative fluff. Given programming costs, I would have thought they'd welcome the chance to air all those well-made episodes at no cost. And a re-broadcast would stimulate DVD sales, assuming they ever made the effort to put it out in DVD format.

Of course, if the BBC felt like it, there is a great deal of gold that could be mined on the subject of the struggle for women's rights: the fight for married women's property rights; the fight for equal rights in marriage and divorce; the fights for education against medical advice that it would bring on brain fever or interfere with women's reproductive capabilities; the fights for admission to various professions.


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