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The BBC Is Doing A Sitcom About Early 20th Century Suffragettes [VIDEO]

Up the Women, premiering today on BBC Four, is written by and stars comedian/actress Jessica Hynes (Spaced). Whovians will recognize her as Joan Redfern, the nurse Ten/John Smith fell in love with in season three, as well as Joan’s great-granddaughter Verity.

(The Thick of It‘s Nicola Murray, don’t think I don’t see you there in that clip.)

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  • Anonymous

    End women’s suffrage now! How can we let women’s suffrage go on in this day and age? Have none of you any pity?

  • Pink Apocalypse

    YES! An excuse to link one of my favorite artist’s songs!

  • Deggsy

    I’ve got a bad feeling about this… It is written by and starring one of my more favourite performers, but then I used to say the same thing about Miranda Hart, and her show showcased her making a clumsy guy-mad fool of herself like out of the worst rom-coms.

  • Mina

    This is relevant to my interests. I hope it’s good.

  • Anonymous

    I was about to comment then noticed you’d handily voiced my exact thoughts (even down to the Miranda Hart thing, now I think about it) :)

    I honestly think Jessica Hynes is one of the most talented comedy performers and writers around (I felt so bad for her missing out on the BAFTA for 2012, much as I also love Coleman). But this does look a tad weak.

  • Kathryn (@Loerwyn)

    I watched the first episode. It is *good*

  • Carly Hunter

    Hmm I think this is a cool idea. Wonder if its more dramedy than straight comedy cause then u could get at some of the more serious parts. Cause wasn’t there women who killed themselves in front of parliament members?

  • Anonymous

    “written by and stars comedian/actress Jessica Hynes (Spaced). Whovians will recognize her as”

    … Are you insinuating Whovians are not also Spaced fans? Because such a thing is anathema to me.