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A Skirt Through History

A Lady's Portion (Season 1, Episode 2)
TV Episode | 30 min | Biography, Drama, Family

"The drama documentary series about the lives of extraordinary women continues with a look at two pioneering journalists. In 1858, Victorian editor Bessie Parks founded the first newspaper run by women for women. Fifty years later, Emilie ...See more"The drama documentary series about the lives of extraordinary women continues with a look at two pioneering journalists. In 1858, Victorian editor Bessie Parks founded the first newspaper run by women for women. Fifty years later, Emilie Peacocke became one of the first women reporters to work in Fleet Street". (Radio Times, 7/5-13/5/1994). Written by GlosBio See less
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Director
Writers
Bessie Parks (diaries & letters) | Emilie Peacocke (diaries & letters)
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Status
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Updated May 13, 1994

Release date
Aug 1996 (United States)

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Dearbhla Molloy
Self - Narrator Self - Narrator   See fewer
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Lesley Manville
Bessie Parkes Bessie Parkes   See fewer
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Jane Leonard
Barbara Leigh Smith Barbara Leigh Smith   See fewer
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Brian Ellis
Joseph Parkes Joseph Parkes   See fewer
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Elizabeth Bradley
Emilie Peacocke Emilie Peacocke   See fewer
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