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

by Kerensa Cadenas
May 30, 2013 1:48 PM
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Up The Women

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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  • Bob | May 31, 2013 10:09 AMReply

    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.

  • Tk | June 7, 2013 2:13 PM

    Lol!!!! So funny
    I didn't notice it when I saw it but but watched it again you are right it's hilarious the way bulb keeps changing its position

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