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Suffragette screenwriter Abi Morgan, Hollywood actress Geena Davis

Suffragette screenwriter Abi Morgan and the fight for women's votes, Hollywood actress Geena Davis on Thelma and Louise and inequality on screen, and the Conservatives and women.

Suffragette - the film's screen writer, Abi Morgan, and its historical advisor, Professor Krista Cowman, on bringing the fight for women's right to vote powerfully to life on screen.

Plus, Hollywood actress Geena Davis on her mission to address gender inequality in film and TV, and her role in that ultimate female road-trip movie, Thelma & Louise.

How well does the Conservative party connect with working women? As this year's party conference continues, Isabel Hardman of The Spectator and Rosie Campbell of Birkbeck, University of London, consider the evidence.

And the suffragettes' importance today and their modern day torchbearers: Sam Smethers of the Fawcett Society and Hillary Margolis of Human Rights Watch discuss.

Presenter: Jenni Murray
Producer: Emma Wallace.

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58 minutes


  • Conservative Party Conference - working women

    Isabel Hardman & Rosie Campbell consider how the party connects with working women

    Duration: 09:29

  • Geena Davis

    The Hollywood actress on her mission to address gender inequality in film and TV

    Duration: 10:35

  • Suffragette - bringing the fight for women's right to vote to the screen

    Screen writer, Abi Morgan, and historical advisor, Krista Cowman talk about the film

    Duration: 09:56

  • Modern feminism - the Suffragettes today

    Sam Smethers of the Fawcett Society talks about the suffragette's importance today

    Duration: 08:02


BBC iWonder offers further information and details on the Suffragettes.

Did the suffragettes win women the vote?

Beyond suffrage: How did women battle into Parliament?


Role Contributor
Presenter Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest Abi Morgan
Interviewed Guest Krista Cowman
Interviewed Guest Geena Davis
Interviewed Guest Isabel Hardman
Interviewed Guest Rosie Campbell
Interviewed Guest Hillary Margolis
Interviewed Guest Sam Smethers
Producer Emma Wallace


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