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Women & Power
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Matchlight for BBC Four

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In this provocative three part series, Professor Amanda Vickery tells the story of the long war to give women an equal share of power in Britain. It was the Edwardian suffragettes who won the vote but Amanda Vickery reveals that they were part of a much longer struggle that had been going on since the 18th century.  She shows how bloody revolution, working class radicals, love-struck philosophers, campaigners in the sex industry and even the humble bicycle all played their part in tackling the most enduring social injustice.  It’s a story that puts the battle for the vote at the turn of the twentieth century in its true context and Vickery argues, it’s a war that’s still going on today.  In this groundbreaking series Amanda Vickery, with her characteristic enthusiasm, takes us across Britain and deep into the corridors of power, bringing to life the heroic women and (a few men) brave enough to demand equality for all.