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    Posted by pie-thagoras (U1306117) on Saturday, 9th March 2013

    This can't be comedy surely, more like a political / thought provoking drama.

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    Posted by Ziggy (U14268308) on Sunday, 10th March 2013

    This can't be comedy surely, more like a political / thought provoking drama.
     
    Why would you think it was a comedy?

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    Posted by moaningminnie54 (U14285226) on Sunday, 10th March 2013

    It was described thus, at least in my EPG

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    Posted by bootjangler (U880875) on Sunday, 10th March 2013

    Yep, described as a comedy, but was a drama.

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    Posted by Vizzer aka U_numbers (U2011621) on Sunday, 10th March 2013

    It was described as a 'comedy drama' but really was just a drama.

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    Posted by Portly (U1381981) on Sunday, 10th March 2013

    Feisty left-wing Cockney women take on the fat, cigar-smoking capitalists and win!

    Couldn't be more suited to the BBC! smiley - laugh

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    Posted by Phil-ap (U13637313) on Sunday, 10th March 2013

    This can't be comedy surely, more like a political / thought provoking drama.
     
    I suppose it depends on your sense of humour.

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    Posted by Mizscarlet (U10818333) on Sunday, 10th March 2013

    I liked it a LOT. Took me back to the sixties when I was teaching chaps how to do the JOB and they were getting paid more.

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    Posted by zen cat cherintherye (U14877400) on Sunday, 10th March 2013

    Feisty left-wing Cockney women take on the fat, cigar-smoking capitalists and win!

    Couldn't be more suited to the BBC! smiley - laugh 

    Hard working but exploited women challenge the complete injustice of their working conditions and win.

    And fortunately we live in a democratic country which allows free speech.

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    Posted by victoria (U3941046) on Sunday, 10th March 2013

    Feisty left-wing Cockney women take on the fat, cigar-smoking capitalists and win!

    Couldn't be more suited to the BBC! smiley - laugh 

    Hard working but exploited women challenge the complete injustice of their working conditions and win.

    And fortunately we live in a democratic country which allows free speech. 
    I thought "Barbara Castle was Margaret Thatcher at first lol ....
    one complaint I had was the sound quality ....actors do seem to mutter these days ... I could hardly tell what some of them were saying in spite of me having ahearing aid....

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    Posted by zen cat cherintherye (U14877400) on Sunday, 10th March 2013

    ....one complaint I had was the sound quality ....actors do seem to mutter these days ... I could hardly tell what some of them were saying in spite of me having a hearing aid.... 
    Indeed, the dynamic range was too broad for home viewing. OK in a cinema perhaps, where it's OK if the really loud bits can be played at a volume which also enables the low muttering to be heard.

    Some of the characters were literally whispering, thus impossible to hear unless you dash across the room and press your ear to the loudspeaker.

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    Posted by pierrelapin (U1895691) on Sunday, 10th March 2013

    Did no women wear jeans in those days? Not one woman as far as I could see wore anything but a mini dress.

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    Posted by Vickytorious (U14098212) on Sunday, 10th March 2013

    Did no women wear jeans in those days? Not one woman as far as I could see wore anything but a mini dress.   No, jeans for women weren't very common in the 60s. I was a teenager then and didn't possess a pair of jeans although I was very keen on fashion. Mini skirts were definitely the thing to wear if you wanted to be fashionable.

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    Posted by sagethyme (U5272261) on Sunday, 10th March 2013

    Yes I wore jeans, Pierre, though obviously a very young woman at the time!
    Did not believe in Rita's lovely New Man husband for one moment. Feeding the kids while she was out demonstrating, doing the washing-up....
    However he did tell her that he was down to his last ironed shirt!
    Apart from that I thoroughly enjoyed the film and it was a pleasant surprise to have something watchable on a Saturday evening.

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    Posted by victoria (U3941046) on Sunday, 10th March 2013

    Yes I wore jeans, Pierre, though obviously a very young woman at the time!
    Did not believe in Rita's lovely New Man husband for one moment. Feeding the kids while she was out demonstrating, doing the washing-up....
    However he did tell her that he was down to his last ironed shirt!
    Apart from that I thoroughly enjoyed the film and it was a pleasant surprise to have something watchable on a Saturday evening.  
    well not all men were idle i was married in the 50s and my husband always lent a hand .. washing up, hoovering .etc..they were not as bad as history likes to portray them ....

    my dad was the same in the 40s......

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    Posted by Gill P (U14122746) on Sunday, 10th March 2013

    I doubt that many of them were cockney as they lived in Dagenham which was part of Essex then. I lived there from 1959 for a year.

    Having said that my husband is a cockney as he WAS born within the sound of Bow Bells. He didn't work at Fords though.

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    Posted by catherineM (U15017478) on Sunday, 10th March 2013

    hello Victoria,

    I thought it was Margaret Thatcher
    too at first.

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    Posted by maestaf (U14145694) on Monday, 11th March 2013

    Feisty left-wing Cockney women take on the fat, cigar-smoking capitalists and win!

    Couldn't be more suited to the BBC! smiley - laugh 
    Interestingly, there was a scene in the film where the bosses assumed that "Commies" must be behind the strike, but they discovered that none of the women even belonged to a political party. It is possible that ordinary people can get sick of injustice and rebel.

    It's strange how these women are "feisty left wingers", but polish shipbuilders fighting communism were heroes. Or do you think it's right that cigar-smoking capitalists should pay women less than men for the same work?

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    Posted by sherisgirl (U1687779) on Monday, 11th March 2013

    We also watched this on sat night and agree, something to watch for a change without having to get a DVD, although was tempted the other week to buy this in the cheap bin, glad I didnt.

    A bit before my time as I was a child in the 60's so dont remember the who arh about this.

    More please than the usual tripe on sat night, not everyone goes out, or wants singing and dancing shows.

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    Posted by pierrelapin (U1895691) on Monday, 11th March 2013

    Did no women wear jeans in those days? Not one woman as far as I could see wore anything but a mini dress.   No, jeans for women weren't very common in the 60s. I was a teenager then and didn't possess a pair of jeans although I was very keen on fashion. Mini skirts were definitely the thing to wear if you wanted to be fashionable.   I thought that they all looked a tad Stepford Wives all kitted out in neat little mini dresses and as many of them rode bikes it just seemed rather impracticable, not to say a bit risky wearing a mini!

    I remember the first girl to wear hot pants to work and she caused quite a sensation in the typing pool. As far as I remember she was not banned from wearing them and jeans were allowed providing they were not scruffy.

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    Posted by Phrasmotic 4 August 2012 (U5509534) on Monday, 11th March 2013

    Feisty left-wing Cockney women take on the fat, cigar-smoking capitalists and win!

    Couldn't be more suited to the BBC! smiley - laugh 
    Interestingly, there was a scene in the film where the bosses assumed that "Commies" must be behind the strike, but they discovered that none of the women even belonged to a political party. It is possible that ordinary people can get sick of injustice and rebel.

    It's strange how these women are "feisty left wingers", but polish shipbuilders fighting communism were heroes. Or do you think it's right that cigar-smoking capitalists should pay women less than men for the same work?
     
    These women also took on the male dominated union grandees, so presumably it's a bit of history maestaf wasn't aware of. He clearly hasn't seen the film.

    I don't remember anything approaching gratuitous sex in Made In Dagenham, but I do know there's a lot of fruity language, so the post-watershed timeslot was no surprise. Nevertheless, I enjoy this film, and it includes some terrific performances from Sally Hawkins, Geraldine James, Andrea Riseborough, Bob Hoskins, and Roger Lloyd Pack continuing to show he's a lot more than Trigger. Why Rosamund Pike never has a lead role continues to puzzle me.

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    Posted by Phil-ap (U13637313) on Monday, 11th March 2013

    Did no women wear jeans in those days? Not one woman as far as I could see wore anything but a mini dress.   Girls did where jeans in the 60s. They used to sit in the bath with them on to shrink them to fit.

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    Posted by zen cat cherintherye (U14877400) on Monday, 11th March 2013

    Did no women wear jeans in those days? Not one woman as far as I could see wore anything but a mini dress.  
    Girls did where jeans in the 60s. They used to sit in the bath with them on to shrink them to fit. 

    My teenage sister did that - but not my mum. She didn't have the legs. She wore mini-skirts, though, and could often be heard to utter the cry "I've laddered me tights!" smiley - doh

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    Posted by Dell (U14273873) on Monday, 11th March 2013

    Although I'd seen it before I think it to be a great film well made.

    Good to see the BBC showing it now rather than wait for a special occasion (Christmas Day, Easter Sunday) to show a Premier!

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    Posted by Lemon Sabotage (U9577550) on Thursday, 14th March 2013

    "Why Rosamund Pike never has a lead role continues to puzzle me".

    Agreed. I think she did play a few leads when she was the partner of director Joe Wright, but that was some time ago. And I can't think of what any of the parts were.

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    Posted by the_cleaner (U3423083) on Thursday, 14th March 2013

    "Why Rosamund Pike never has a lead role continues to puzzle me".

    Agreed. I think she did play a few leads when she was the partner of director Joe Wright, but that was some time ago. And I can't think of what any of the parts were. 
    Not top billing, but she has a major part in Jack Reacher.

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    Posted by Dell (U14273873) on Friday, 15th March 2013

    "Why Rosamund Pike never has a lead role continues to puzzle me".

    Agreed. I think she did play a few leads when she was the partner of director Joe Wright, but that was some time ago. And I can't think of what any of the parts were. 
    Not top billing, but she has a major part in Jack Reacher. 
    sadly it also has the hobbit Tom Cruise starring as 6'5 250lb 50inch chest Jack Reacher....which is another story altogether

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