Up The Women
Sitcom set amidst the suffrage movement in early 20th Century Britain
- 2013 - 2015
- BBC Two, BBC Four
- 9 (2 series)
- Jessica Hynes
- Jessica Hynes, Rebecca Front, Vicki Pepperdine, Judy Parfitt, Georgia Groome, Emma Pierson, Ryan Sampson and Adrian Scarborough
- Jessica Hynes, Barunka O'Shaughnessy and Morwenna Banks
- Christine Gernon
- Emma Strain, Mark Freeland, Henry Normal and Lindsay Hughes
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?"