Made In Dagenham. Rita O'Grady (Sally Hawkins). Copyright: Number 9 Films
Made In Dagenham

Made In Dagenham

  • 2010 film

Comedy drama charting the fight of female factory workers at the Ford Dagenham plant for equal pay. Stars Sally Hawkins, Bob Hoskins, Miranda Richardson, Geraldine James, Rosamund Pike and more.

Made In Dagenham. Image shows from L to R: Brenda (Andrea Riseborough), Connie (Geraldine James), Barbara Castle (Miranda Richardson), Rita O'Grady (Sally Hawkins), Sandra (Jaime Winstone). Copyright: Number 9 Films

Key details

Genre
Film
Released
2010
Stars
Sally Hawkins, Bob Hoskins, Miranda Richardson, Geraldine James, Rosamund Pike, Andrea Riseborough, Daniel Mays, Jaime Winstone and more
Writer
William Ivory
Director
Nigel Cole
Producers
Elizabeth Karlsen, Stephen Woolley, Christine Langan, Tim Haslam, Norman Merry and Paul White
Companies

Comedy drama charting the fight of female factory workers for equal pay.

Sally Hawkins stars as Rita O'Grady, the catalyst for the 1968 Ford Dagenham strike by 187 sewing machinists which led to the advent of the Equal Pay Act. Working in extremely impoverished conditions for long arduous hours which they must balance with their domestic lives, the women at the Ford Dagenham plant finally lose their patience when they are reclassified as "unskilled".

With humour, common sense and courage they take on their corporate paymasters, an increasingly belligerent local community, the unions, and finally the government itself.

The leader of the women's struggle is fast-talking, no nonsense Rita whose fiery temper and unpredictability proves to be a match for any of her male opponents, and is echoed by Barbara Castle's struggle in the male-dominated House of Commons.

Additional details

UK certificate
15
Duration
113 minutes
UK release
Friday 1st October 2010
Distributors

Paramount Pictures

Also known as
  • Dagenham Girls (Working title)
Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

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Broadcast details

Most recent repeats
  • Friday 1st January 2021 at 2:10am on BBC1
  • Saturday 16th May 2020 at 10:30pm on BBC4
  • Sunday 22nd March 2020 at 10:35pm on BBC1

Recording details

  • England and Wales - Filmed on location

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