Watch Up the Women

Sitcom following the Banbury Intricate Craft Circle as they join the suffragette movement.

Wednesday 10:00 PM et/pt on BBC Two
2 Seasons, 9 Episodes
May 30, 2013
Cast: Jessica Hynes, Vicki Pepperdine, Emma Pierson, Judy Parfitt
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Up the Women Full Episode Guide

  • Its Panto time and the BICCPRWS are in turmoil about which play to perform for Helen's factory workers. Will the BICCRPWS dissolve over creative differences; will Helen's soft shoe shuffle bring the house down? Will the show go on?

  • The BICCPRWS are using the fact that the Banbury Church Hall will be the official polling station to their advantage by asking voters to spoil their ballot papers.

  • Margaret is leading the BICCPRWS on a day trip to London where they will deliver an impassioned speech to support the cause. The adventure is set to be thwarted due to a series of circumstances that leads to the women being banned from the train station.

  • Margaret's attempts to use a camera are thwarted when two New Zealand crown green bowlers turn up. From them they learn that in some parts of the world women can't play bowls. Will the BICCPRWS prove that they too should be allowed to roll a bowl?

  • Margaret tries to recruit new supporters of suffrage whilst Eva, Myrtle and Gwen indulge in Dr. Hamm's invigorator.

  • Gwen disrupts the BICCPRWS hunger strike with cheese, while Thomas tries hopelessly to win Emily's heart.

  • The Banbury Intricate Craft Circle try to win approval to become an official league of the Women's Social and Political Union.

  • Keen to put the Banbury Intricate Craft Circle Politely Requests Women's Suffrage on the map, the women plan to picket the post office with placards.

  • Margaret has discovered the women's suffrage movement and invites the Banbury Intricate Craft Circle to become (the hilariously ineffectual) Banbury Intricate Craft Circle Politely Requests Women's Suffrage.

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