Suffragettes | Women recall their struggle to win the vote
CHANNEL | BBC 2
FIRST BROADCAST | 13 December 1972
DURATION | 9 minutes 37 seconds
Aged 90 at the time of this interview, Dame Margery Corbett-Ashby remembers sharing a platform with the 'extremely brilliant' Pankhursts and recalls the split between the moderate and militant wings of the early suffragette movement. Speaking from the experience of a lifetime devoted to improving the lot of women, she looks forward to the day when flexible working conditions will help balance the needs of career and childcare for young mothers.
Joan Bakewell became one of the first women to break into television journalism, as a presenter of the BBC2 arts programme 'Late Night Line-Up'. In common with Dame Margery, she attended Newnham College, Cambridge, and was also made a Dame in 2008.
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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