Reel History 2×04 – Suffragette

Reel History UK celebrates Women's History Month by using their latest episode to look at 2015's Suffragette

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Presented by Hugh K. David and Jenna Pateman, Reel History UK is an informative and engaging podcast exploring the presentation of historical events within pop culture ranging across film and television. Each episode, our hosts focus on a chosen television show or movie property that may be based on or around important historical events. From there, each episode discussion leads to the ultimate decision, is the chosen media property REAL History or REEL History?


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Recorded during Women’s History Month 2020, in this episode Hugh and Jenna explore the 2015 film, Suffragette, directed by Sarah Gavron and written by Abi Morgan. The film stars Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Brendan Gleeson, Anne-Marie Duff, Ben Whishaw and Meryl Streep.

Hugh and Jenna discuss the suffragette movement of the early twentieth century, as well as the general suffrage movement in the United Kingdom up to that point, look at the importance of class within the movement, why some stories from history deserve a bit more time then a movie is able to give it, and why the film feels a lot like the suffragette’s ‘greatest hits.’ Plus the hosts get to have some fun insulting the Daily Mail.

Warning: some technical issues lead to Jenna sounding very quiet when compared to her co-host. Please accept our apologies for this.


Enjoy Reel History UK? Want to dive further into film history? Then you can check out the entire series so far by visiting the official podcast page for the show.

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