Second Wave Feminism | The campaign for women's rights in the 1970s
CHANNEL | BBC 2
FIRST BROADCAST | 29 March 1966
DURATION | 29 minutes 52 seconds
This programme is from a series looking at the lives of the inhabitants of Gibson Square in Islington, north London. Some of the families it follows have working mothers and it explores how they cope with combining their housewifely duties with the demands of employment. We meet an actress, an office cleaner and a mother who chooses to stay at home to look after the children and hear from the narrator about how it is beginning to 'look like a woman's world'.
Gibson Square is in the heart of Islington and was built in the late 1830s. At the time this programme was made, the area was quite run down, but the square is now in a very fashionable postcode and in 2009 properties there were being sold for over £1m.
Mandy Godfrey's stage name is Amanda Walker and she has continued to have a successful career as an actress, featuring in the films 'The English Patient', '28 Weeks Later' and 'The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus'.
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