Up The Women. Image shows from L to R: Helen (Rebecca Front), Margaret (Jessica Hynes). Image credit: British Broadcasting Corporation.

Up The Women

A new series of this comedy is in production.

Sitcom set amidst the suffrage movement in early 20th Century Britain

2013  (BBC Four)
3 (1 series)
Rebecca Front, Jessica Hynes, Judy Parfitt, Vicki Pepperdine, Adrian Scarborough, Georgia Groome, Ryan Sampson, Emma Pierson
Jessica Hynes, Barunka O'Shaughnessy, Dan Swimer, Adam Kay
British Broadcasting Corporation
& Baby Cow Productions

It's 1910 and we're in Banbury church hall at the Banbury Intricate Craft Circle. Margaret has been to London and discovered the Women's Suffrage movement so she decides they need to set up their own movement and The Banbury Intricate Craft Circle becomes the hilariously ineffectual Banbury Intricate Craft Circle Politely Request Women's Suffrage.

Gwen is the only member who actually enjoys the craft element of the meetings; while Helen thinks that craft is a little unnecessary, she's not interested in women's rights: "What on earth do women need a vote for? My husband votes for who I tell him to vote for. What could be a better system than that?"

Up The Women. Image shows from L to R: Frank (Adrian Scarborough), Helen (Rebecca Front), Gwen (Vicki Pepperdine), Emily (Georgia Groome), Margaret (Jessica Hynes), Eva (Emma Pierson), Myrtle (Judy Parfitt), Thomas (Ryan Sampson). Image credit: British Broadcasting Corporation.