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.

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Series 2, Episode 2 - Strike

Up The Women. Margaret (Jessica Hynes). Copyright: BBC / Baby Cow Productions
Margaret tries to recruit new supporters of suffrage, whilst Eva, Myrtle and Gwen indulge in Dr Hamm's invigorator.

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Broadcast details

Wednesday 28th January 2015
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Jessica Hynes Margaret
Rebecca Front Helen
Vicki Pepperdine Gwen
Judy Parfitt Myrtle
Georgia Groome Emily
Emma Pierson Eva
Ryan Sampson Thomas
Writing team
Jessica Hynes Writer
Barunka O'Shaughnessy Writer
Morwenna Banks Writer
Production team
Christine Gernon Director
Emma Strain Producer
Mark Freeland Executive Producer
Henry Normal Executive Producer
Lindsay Hughes Executive Producer
Liana Del Giudice Editor
Jim Holloway Production Designer



Eva has something which makes people feel good - it's a potion called 'invigorator'.

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Featuring: Rebecca Front (Helen), Vicki Pepperdine (Gwen), Judy Parfitt (Myrtle) & Emma Pierson (Eva).


Margret and Helen argue about capitalism.

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Featuring: Jessica Hynes (Margaret) & Rebecca Front (Helen).

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