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Shoulder to Shoulder 

This series dramatizes the lives of the Pankhurst women and their role in the Suffragette Movement.




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Series cast summary:
Siân Phillips ...  Mrs. Emmeline Pankhurst 6 episodes, 1974
Patricia Quinn ...  Christabel Pankhurst 6 episodes, 1974
Angela Down Angela Down ...  Sylvia Pankhurst 5 episodes, 1974
Georgia Brown ...  Annie Kenney 5 episodes, 1974
Sally Miles Sally Miles ...  Flora Drummond 5 episodes, 1974
Sheila Allen Sheila Allen ...  Mrs. Pethick-Lawrence 3 episodes, 1974
Maureen Pryor Maureen Pryor ...  Dr. Ethel Smyth 3 episodes, 1974
Fulton Mackay ...  Keir Hardie 3 episodes, 1974
Lans Traverse Lans Traverse ...  Zelie Emerson / ... 2 episodes, 1974
Michael Gough ...  Dr. Richard Pankhurst 2 episodes, 1974
Suzan Cameron Suzan Cameron ...  Jessie Kenney 2 episodes, 1974
Andonia Katsaros Andonia Katsaros ...  Melvina Walker 2 episodes, 1974
Peter Geddis Peter Geddis ...  Lloyd George 2 episodes, 1974
Sheila Grant Sheila Grant ...  Teresa Billington 2 episodes, 1974
Ronald Hines Ronald Hines ...  Mr. Pethick-Lawrence 2 episodes, 1974
Robert Hardy ...  Asquith 2 episodes, 1974
Claire Davenport Claire Davenport ...  Nurse Pine 2 episodes, 1974


This series dramatizes the lives of the Pankhurst women and their role in the Suffragette Movement.

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Release Date:

5 October 1975 (USA) See more »

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Hombro con hombro See more »

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(6 parts)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Originally it was planned to have all-women writers to script the series. Ultimately, none could be found that could deal with the subject on a historical level. Four male writers were hired. See more »


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We need this on DVD
4 November 2010 | by dianabrown-2See all my reviews

I watched this avidly when it was broadcast in the 1970s. Why, I wonder, has this excellent series been allowed to gather dust? It had brilliant acting and was both informative and moving. The song, The March of the Women, always moves me to tears.

I have a nasty suspicion that it's to do with sexism at the BBC. It's about women, and by women, and deals with women as people, not decorative fluff. Given programming costs, I would have thought they'd welcome the chance to air all those well-made episodes at no cost. And a re-broadcast would stimulate DVD sales, assuming they ever made the effort to put it out in DVD format.

Of course, if the BBC felt like it, there is a great deal of gold that could be mined on the subject of the struggle for women's rights: the fight for married women's property rights; the fight for equal rights in marriage and divorce; the fights for education against medical advice that it would bring on brain fever or interfere with women's reproductive capabilities; the fights for admission to various professions.

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