Background narrative and archive film focusing on the suffragettes taking direct action and how the authorities reacted. An interview with an ex-suffragette from the 1950s adds more detail and depth.

First broadcast:
14 May 1957

Students could develop their knowledge and understanding of the ‘Votes for Women’ campaign and create a timeline on the history of the suffrage movement. Students could study the emotions and viewpoints raised by the campaign and the suffragette movement. They could also consider different interpretations to explain why the campaign eventually succeeded and decide if they are valid interpretations.