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Watch This: BBC’s Up The Women – Written by and Starring Jessica Hynes

Watch This: BBC's Up The Women - Written by and Starring Jessica Hynes

Premiering tonight on BBC Four is Jessica Hynes’s (star/co-writer of the cult hit Spaced) Up The Women–a sitcom set in 1910 about suffragettes.

Up The Women is BBC Four’s first studio sitcom, filmed in front of a live audience. Margaret (Hynes) has just gone to London and discovered the suffrage movement. Inspired by the movement, she returns to her Banbury crafting circle to report back and suggests that they start their own suffragette group. Soon enough, their craft group has rebranded themselves to “Banbury
Intricate Craft Circle politely request women’s suffrage.”

As of now, there isn’t a release date for the U.S. but we would love to hear from our U.K. readers about the show.

Check out the trailer below.

The BBC Is Doing A Sitcom About Early 20th Century
Suffragettes [VIDEO]
(The Mary Sue)

Jessica Hynes’s suffragette comedy to be BBC Four’s first
ever studio sitcom
(The Telegraph)

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Continuity error: holding a light bulb.
First episode, first scene, first minute, with Frank (played by Adrian Scarborough) holding the light bulb. He holds it upside down, then it appears upright, then it’s upside down again, and then again up right. Making jokes about light bulbs does draw your eyes to a flipping light bulb… cue Robert Webb and his BBC3 mistakes show.

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