Tales from the Old Bailey – the suffragettes (dramatisation)
A historic trial dramatised from the Old Bailey archives. The case of the suffragettes from 1912. Emmeline Pankhurst is on trial for inciting others to commit criminal acts. As the trial unfolds, witness testimony reveals the struggle for the right to vote. The question at the heart of the trial is whether Pankhurst’s words incited violent acts. The case is played out in the court room with dramatic flashbacks to illustrate the crime. The court reporter sets the scene and offers insight and context.