Women History Month

Women History Month

Eleanor Roosevelt, first lady of the world

53m 35s

Anna Roosevelt, who preferred her middle name Eleanor, was born on 11 October 1884. The wife of President Franklin Roosevelt, she redefined the position of First Lady at a time when not many married women worked. Eleanor Roosevelt held press conferences, wrote for magazines, hosted a radio show and gave lectures. She even donated most of her income to charity.

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Margaret Thatcher

46m 22s

In this intriguing documentary, we examine the life and career of Britain’s first female Prime Minister - Margaret Thatcher. After 1990, Lady Thatcher (as she became) remained a potent political figure and went on to contribute in other ways. In our programme we present a portrait of an intensely controversial figure. Critics claim that her economic policies were divisive socially, that she was harsh or ‘uncaring’ in her politics, and hostile to the institutions of the British welfare state.

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The Agatha Christie Code

50m 01s

Agatha Christie’s novels have been translated into 44 languages and sold in 103 countries. After Shakespeare, she is the world’s best selling author in any genre with over 2 billion books sold. On the 75th anniversary of the creation of one of her most famous characters, the immortal spinster sleuth Miss Marple, comes a brand new documentary. In a game of sleuth and deduction it sets out to solve one of the greatest puzzles; just what makes Agatha Christie such a successful writer?

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Women who made History | Elizabeth I

48m 46s

In an era dominated by men, Queen Elizabeth I was the only woman. She ruled England for 45 years, laying the foundation for the British Empire, and when she died in 1603 she gave her name to an entire epoch: the Elizabethan Age.

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