"The drama documentary series about the lives of extraordinary women continues with a look at two pioneering journalists. In 1858, Victorian editor Bessie Parks founded the first newspaper ... See full summary »

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... Herself - Narrator
... Bessie Parkes
Jane Leonard ... Barbara Leigh Smith
Brian Ellis ... Joseph Parkes
Elizabeth Bradley ... Emilie Peacocke
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"The drama documentary series about the lives of extraordinary women continues with a look at two pioneering journalists. In 1858, Victorian editor Bessie Parks founded the first newspaper run by women for women. Fifty years later, Emilie Peacocke became one of the first women reporters to work in Fleet Street". (Radio Times, 7/5-13/5/1994). Written by GlosBio

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