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

Up The Women

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Two / BBC Four
  • 2013 - 2015
  • 9 episodes (2 series)

Sitcom set amidst the suffrage movement in early 20th Century Britain. Stars Jessica Hynes, Rebecca Front, Vicki Pepperdine, Judy Parfitt, Georgia Groome and more.

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)

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2013 - 2015
Channels
BBC Two, BBC Four
Episodes
9 (2 series)
Creator
Jessica Hynes
Stars
Jessica Hynes, Rebecca Front, Vicki Pepperdine, Judy Parfitt, Georgia Groome, Emma Pierson, Ryan Sampson and Adrian Scarborough
Writers
Jessica Hynes, Barunka O'Shaughnessy, Morwenna Banks, Dan Swimer and Adam Kay
Director
Christine Gernon
Producers
Emma Strain, Mark Freeland, Henry Normal and Lindsay Hughes
Companies

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?"

Additional details

Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Colour

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 30th May 2013 at 8:30pm on BBC Four
Last new broadcast
Wednesday 25th February 2015 at 10pm on BBC Two
Most recent repeats

Recording details

  • BBC Television Centre - Studio 3 (TC3). Series 1
  • The London Studios - Series 2

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