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London School of Medicine

It's all hands to the decks, as Sophia Jex-Blake prepares to open the very first medical school for women. Stars Julia Watson.

Sophia battles to finally open the very first medical school for women. But as she's still not on the medical register, she plots a plan of action...

Sophia Jex-Blake's campaign to become a doctor continues in this true story of a late 19th century pioneer in Maggie Allen's ten-part dramatisation.

Starring Julia Watson as Sophia Jex-Blake; Michelle Newell as Elizabeth Garret Anderson; Richard Derrington as Henry Fawcett MP; and Christopher Scott as Mr Norton.

Director: Sue Wilson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.

15 minutes