SHOULDER TO SHOULDER
The 1974 TV Series
about the Suffragettes
'Shoulder to Shoulder' was shown on BBCTV in 1974. There were six hour-long episodes.
When actress Georgia Brown complained to the BBC about the lack of meaningful roles for women in television drama their response was to tell her to go and find a series she would like to be in. Along with script editor Midge Mackenzie she discussed the possibility of doing a drama series based on the true story of the women's suffragette movement at the turn of the century. As well as having Georgia Brown, Sian Philips and Angela Down in the leading roles, the series had an impressive supporting male cast including Michael Gough, Fulton MacKay, Robert Hardy and an early role for Bob Hoskins.
'A stirring piece of British televisual drama that portrayed one of the most important movements in the history of civil rights – TV Critic Laurence Marcus
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