|20150922 (BBC7)||Arthur Lowe stars as General Mitchener in an adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's Press Cuttings.|
Written in 1909, Shaw pokes fun at the suffragettes' British campaign for votes for women. General Mitchener (Lowe) is a veteran of the North West Frontier, but how is he going to cope with a suffragette found chained outside to a door scraper - who turns out to be the Prime Minister in disguise, dressed in women's clothing?
But Michener has a plan: "The Suffragettes are a very small body; but they are numerous enough to be troublesome - even dangerous - when they are all concentrated in one place.... but by making a two-mile radius and pushing them beyond it, you scatter their attack over a circular line 12 miles long. Just what Wellington would have done."
Co-starring Joan Sanderson as Mrs Banger and Gerald Cross as Mr Balsquith.
Adapted by Jack Willis and produced by David H Godfrey.
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1971.
|20150922 (BBC7)||Written in 1909, Shaw pokes fun at the suffragettes' votes for women campaign.|
|Written in 1909, Shaw pokes fun at the suffragettes' votes for women campaign.|