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1970 Miss World protest
1970 Miss World protest

Duration: 03:04

1970 Miss World competition hosted by Bob Hope, disrupted by protesters.

 
1979:  The arrival of Thatcherism and the new UK politics (long).
1979: The arrival of Thatcherism and the new UK politics (long).

Duration: 06:01

Margaret Thatcher enters Downing Street on 4 May 1979 becoming the first female Prime Minister in Britain.

 
1979: The arrival of Thatcherism and the new UK politics (short)
1979: The arrival of Thatcherism and the new UK politics (short)

Duration: 02:39

Margaret Thatcher enters Downing Street on May 4 1979 becoming the first female Prime Minister in Britain.

 
A Suffragette describes her actions
A Suffragette describes her actions

Duration: 04:26

The memories of a militant Suffragette on her attack on a window of a guards officer, and her admiration of the leadership of women's equality activist Emmeline Pankhurst.

 
A Suffragette in the making
A Suffragette in the making

Duration: 00:50

How one woman came to realise the importance of equality.

 
Advertisements in the 1950s
Advertisements in the 1950s

Duration: 04:05

Advertisements from the 1950s are compared with what we know women's lives to have been like at that time.

 
American Women's Liberation Movement
American Women's Liberation Movement

Duration: 03:49

A discussion about the American Women's Liberation Movement's protest for equality in the 1970s.

 
British Women at War, 1914-1918
British Women at War, 1914-1918

Duration: 01:23

A brief review of the important part played by British women on the Home Front during the First World War.

 
Did the Suffragists disapprove of the Suffragettes?
Did the Suffragists disapprove of the Suffragettes?

Duration: 02:10

An insight into why women's fight for the vote split into two movements.

 
Equal Pay Act
Equal Pay Act

Duration: 01:32

A news feature about the introduction of the Equal Pay Act in 1970.

 
First taste of Suffragette militancy
First taste of Suffragette militancy

Duration: 02:31

Christabel Pankhurst talks about her actions at the Free Trade Hall meeting. Lady Stocks then talks about how the first stages of this new found militancy had a positive impact on the womens' suffrage movement.

 
Frustrations of being a housewife
Frustrations of being a housewife

Duration: 02:01

The frustrations many women in Britain felt after World War 2 due to more choice and prosperity.

 
Greater freedom for women in the 1960s
Greater freedom for women in the 1960s

Duration: 04:01

The new freedoms women gained in the 1960s.

 
How did the Suffragettes treat Prime Minister Asquith?
How did the Suffragettes treat Prime Minister Asquith?

Duration: 02:25

An interview with Lady Asquith, Prime Minister Asquith's daughter, where she discusses her feelings towards the Suffragettes.

 
How did the Suffragettes try to get their message heard?
How did the Suffragettes try to get their message heard?

Duration: 02:19

Examples of the sort of action the Suffragettes took on a regular basis in order to get their message heard.

 
How did women win the vote?
How did women win the vote?

Duration: 00:56

One woman's testimony as to the different methods used by the Suffragists and the Suffragettes.

 
How were the first women MPs treated?
How were the first women MPs treated?

Duration: 01:59

An interview with Nancy Astor about her experiences as one of the first women MPs.

 
Is a woman's place in the home?
Is a woman's place in the home?

Duration: 06:27

Britain and the United States of America wanted women to join the war effort during World War 2 but then encouraged women to go back to being housewives after the war.

 
Opposition to Suffragettes
Opposition to Suffragettes

Duration: 00:54

An insight into the way in which members of the Suffrage movement were often treated.

 
Penny defaced by Suffragettes (audio)
Penny defaced by Suffragettes (audio)

Duration: 14:00

Explore the subtle methods used by the Suffragettes to highlight their cause with the story behind a defaced penny from 1903.

 
Sex Discrimination Act
Sex Discrimination Act

Duration: 04:41

BBC News report about the change in sex discrimination laws and the effects it would have.

 
Single women and the contraceptive pill
Single women and the contraceptive pill

Duration: 03:51

Issues surrounding contraception for single women in the middle of the 20th century.

 
Suffragette methods
Suffragette methods

Duration: 01:45

A Suffragette describes her actions when taking part in the Suffragettes' militant campaigns.

 
The death of Emily Davison
The death of Emily Davison

Duration: 01:12

The death and funeral of the Suffragette Emily Davison, who threw herself under the King's horse at the Derby in 1913.

 
The difference between Suffragists and Suffragettes
The difference between Suffragists and Suffragettes

Duration: 00:34

An extract from an interview with Lady Stocks, a Suffragist, where she talks about the main difference between the two branches of the suffrage movement.

 
The fight for equality
The fight for equality

Duration: 01:17

Charting the progress women made in their fight for equality from the 1860s to the formation of the Suffragettes in 1903.

 
The pill and pregnancy
The pill and pregnancy

Duration: 03:44

Women's views regarding contraception, pregnancy and having children in the 1950s.

 
The sexual revolution
The sexual revolution

Duration: 04:57

A discussion on how attitudes towards sex changed during the 1960s.

 
Treatment of Suffragettes in prison
Treatment of Suffragettes in prison

Duration: 01:10

An insight into the method of force feeding Suffragettes in prison.

 
Twiggy: top model
Twiggy: top model

Duration: 03:17

Twiggy explains how she became a model and the impact of her new company on society and the fashion industry.

 
Two female members of the House of Lords assess the importance of the Suffragettes
Two female members of the House of Lords assess the importance of the Suffragettes

Duration: 01:45

Two leading female political figures comment on a documentary film which they have just been shown, and argue it places too much emphasis on the Suffragettes.

 
Views of a working class Suffragette
Views of a working class Suffragette

Duration: 03:15

Working class Suffragette Elizabeth Dean is interviewed about her memories of women's liberation activist Emmeline Pankhurst and her own actions as a Suffragette.

 
What inspired the Suffragettes?
What inspired the Suffragettes?

Duration: 01:00

The personal testimony of a woman who felt strongly enough to become a Suffragette.

 
What is a nuclear family?
What is a nuclear family?

Duration: 05:05

The opinions and views of women staying at home and having a nuclear family during the 1960s and 1970s in Britain.

 
What was protest and imprisonment like for Suffragettes?
What was protest and imprisonment like for Suffragettes?

Duration: 02:48

A letter by a suffragette named Nellie Taylor, describing the experience of her protest and imprisonment in March 1912.

 
Who were the match girls?
Who were the match girls?

Duration: 02:56

In the words of Annie Besant herself, an explanation of who the match girls were and why they went out on strike.

 
Women in society
Women in society

Duration: 02:47

The role and status of women in society in the years after the Second World War.

 
Women on the Home Front, 1914-1918
Women on the Home Front, 1914-1918

Duration: 01:56

A review of the different jobs carried out by British women on the Home Front during the First World War.

 
Women strike for equal pay, 1968 (audio)
Women strike for equal pay, 1968 (audio)

Duration: 08:59

Women involved in the strike at the Ford factory in Dagenham in 1968 tell their story.

 
Women's contribution to the WW2 war effort
Women's contribution to the WW2 war effort

Duration: 04:59

How women contributed to the war effort by becoming drivers with The Hatfield Spears Medical Unit abroad.

 
Women's domestic bliss?
Women's domestic bliss?

Duration: 04:03

A look at some of the difficulties women faced when their husbands went to war and having to return to being a housewife in peace time.

 
Women's expectations in 60s Britain
Women's expectations in 60s Britain

Duration: 04:01

Different opinions of being a housewife and mother in Britain in the 1960s.

 
Women's liberation activist Sylvia Pankhurst on her mother Emmeline (pt 1/2)
Women's liberation activist Sylvia Pankhurst on her mother Emmeline (pt 1/2)

Duration: 01:45

Suffragette Sylvia Pankhurst describes the early years and qualities of her mother, women's liberation activist Emmeline Pankhurst.

 
Women's liberation activist Sylvia Pankhurst on her mother Emmeline (pt 2/2)
Women's liberation activist Sylvia Pankhurst on her mother Emmeline (pt 2/2)

Duration: 02:47

Women's liberation activist Sylvia Pankhurst describes how her mother suffered for the Suffragette cause.

 
Women's Suffrage movements
Women's Suffrage movements

Duration: 01:05

A review of the women's suffrage movements and their tactics.

 

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