Suffragettes | Women recall their struggle to win the vote
CHANNEL | BBC 2
FIRST BROADCAST | 01 February 1968
DURATION | 22 minutes 15 seconds
Joan Bakewell chairs a discussion on the struggle for women's franchise with Lady Asquith (Violet Bonham Carter) and Lady Stocks (Mary Danvers). Both are critical of the suffragettes, believing they became too militant, preferring instead the non-violent constitutional means of the suffragists. Lady Asquith is especially disapproving, since her father, Prime Minister Herbert Henry Asquith, was targeted by the suffragettes. Despite this, Lady Stocks speaks highly of Emmeline Pankhurst and was one of the few to have heard her speak.
The term 'suffragette' was first coined by 'The Daily Mail' to describe the more radical and militant elements of the women's suffrage movement. Initially intended as a term of disparagement, it was soon adopted as their preferred name by members of the movement.
Dame Ethel Smyth remembers a window breaking campaign.
Memories of an aerial leafleting campaign.
Risking arrest to campaign for the tax-paying woman's vote.
The achievements of the suffragette leader are recalled by her daughter.
A suffragette and a photographer remember an eventful court case.
A reunion with medals and memories.
A schoolgirl suffragette.
A smashing time in Pall Mall.
Lilian Lenton explains the 'Cat and Mouse' Act.
Memories of a militant suffragette.
Remembering when Emily Davison leapt under the King's horse.
Driving Mrs Pankhurst.
Two eminent peers share their experiences of the suffrage movement.
Two veterans of the suffragette movement talk about the early days of the campaign.
Mrs Pankhurst's chief organiser shares her story.
Joan Bakewell meets a veteran suffragette.
Views of a working-class suffragette.
The story of the last surviving suffragette.
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