Not Me, But Us [Maggie Allen]

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01Beginnings2018092420180925 (BBC7)It's 1866 and self-described "educationalist" Sophia Jex-Blake returns from North America frustrated at opportunities available to women in Britain, particularly in medicine.

Sophie's increasingly convinced she'd like to train to be a doctor, but odds are stacked against her - and the one person she hopes will support her turns out not to be an ally.

Maggie Allen's ten-part dramatisation of the life the medical pioneer who campaigned for women's right to education in the late 19th century.

Starring Julia Watson as Sophia Jex-Blake; Tina Gray as Mrs Jex-Blake; Michelle Newell as the physician and suffragist Elizabeth Garret Anderson; and Richard Derrington as Henry Fawcett MP.

Director: Sue Wilson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.

The story of a medical pioneer who campaigned for women's education in the 19th century.

Maggie Allen's story of Sophia-Jex Blake, a 19th-century campaigner for women's education.

02Back In Britain2018092520180926 (BBC7)It's 1869. After gaining three years' medical experience studying in New York, Sophia returns to Britain and catches up with a campaigning journalist.

Sophia focuses her efforts on matriculating at Edinburgh University and starts canvassing for support.

Sophia Jex-Blake's campaign to become a doctor continues in this true story of a late 19th century pioneer in Maggie Allen's ten-part dramatisation.

Julia Watson stars as Sophia Jex-Blake; David Bannerman as Alexander Russel; Ian Brooker as Professor Masson; Sharon Baylis as Mrs Masson; and Bob Doherty as Professor Christison.

Director: Sue Wilson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.

Sophia, determined to study medicine at Edinburgh, takes on the university's old guard.

Maggie Allen's story of Sophia-Jex Blake, a 19th-century campaigner for women's education.

03The Edinburgh Seven2018092620180927 (BBC7)It's 1870. Finally permitted to study medicine at the University of Edinburgh, Sophia starts classes with six other women. But they face financial pressures and abuse, when male students riot over a mixed class.

Sophia Jex-Blake's campaign to become a doctor continues in this true story of a late 19th century pioneer in Maggie Allen's ten-part dramatisation.

Starring Julia Watson as Sophia Jex-Blake; David Bannerman as Alexander Russel; and Susan Jeffrey as Edith Pechey.

Director: Sue Wilson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.

The male students riot at the prospect of a mixed anatomy class.

Maggie Allen's story of Sophia-Jex Blake, a 19th-century campaigner for women's education.

04London2018092720180928 (BBC7)When the University fails to help Sophia realise her medical ambitions, she heads to London, where she meets a new revolutionary supporter.

Sophia Jex-Blake's campaign to become a doctor continues in this true story of a late 19th century pioneer in Maggie Allen's ten-part dramatisation.

Starring Julia Watson as Sophia Jex-Blake; David Bannerman as Alexander Russel; Michelle Newell as Elizabeth Garret Anderson and Clifford Rose as Dr Anstie.

Director: Sue Wilson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.

Her medical ambitions frustrated in Edinburgh, Sophia decides to see what London can offer

Maggie Allen's story of Sophia-Jex Blake, a 19th-century campaigner for women's education.

05London School Of Medicine2018092820180929 (BBC7)Sophia battles to finally open the very first medical school for women. But as she's still not on the medical register, she plots a plan of action...

Sophia Jex-Blake's campaign to become a doctor continues in this true story of a late 19th century pioneer in Maggie Allen's ten-part dramatisation.

Starring Julia Watson as Sophia Jex-Blake; Michelle Newell as Elizabeth Garret Anderson; Richard Derrington as Henry Fawcett MP; and Christopher Scott as Mr Norton.

Director: Sue Wilson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.

Sophia Jex-Blake prepares to open the very first medical school for women.

Maggie Allen's story of Sophia-Jex Blake, a 19th-century campaigner for women's education.

06Sophia Jex-blake Md2001121020181001 (BBC7)
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Sophia Jex-Blake finally has her medical degree and sets up her own practice in Edinburgh.

Maggie Allen's story of Sophia-Jex Blake, a 19th-century campaigner for women's education.

By 1876, Sophia finally has a medical degree and sets up her own practice, but the challenges ahead lead her to question her very calling...

Sophia Jex-Blake's campaign to become a doctor continues in this true story of a late 19th century pioneer in Maggie Allen's ten-part dramatisation.

Julia Watson stars as Sophia Jex-Blake; Tina Gray as Mrs Jex-Blake; Joanna Monro as Ursula Du Pre; Sara Coward as Isabel Thorne; and Christopher Scott as Mr Norton.
Director: Sue Wilson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.

07Tall Oaks2001121120181002 (BBC7)
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After convalescing, Sophia returns to the medical practice with her mind set on expansion.

Maggie Allen's story of Sophia-Jex Blake, a 19th-century campaigner for women's education.

After convalescing, Sophia redirects all her energies towards expanding her medical practice in Scotland - and a brand new venture...

The true story of late 19th century pioneer Sophia Jex-Blake's in Maggie Allen's ten-part dramatisation..

Julia Watson stars as Sophia Jex-Blake; Joanna Monro as Ursula Du Pre; Christopher Scott as Mr Norton; and Susan Jeffrey is Edith Pechey.

Director: Sue Wilson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.

08Edinburgh School Of Medicine2001121220181003 (BBC7)
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Sophia establishes a medical school for women in Edinburgh and a court case follows.

Maggie Allen's story of Sophia-Jex Blake, a 19th-century campaigner for women's education.

With the Edinburgh Hospital for Women and Children established, Sophia's focus returns to education. But her new school sparks a court case.

The true story of late 19th century pioneer Sophia Jex-Blake's in Maggie Allen's ten-part dramatisation.

Starring Julia Watson as Sophia Jex-Blake; Gavin Muir as Henry Littlejohn; and Teresa Gallagher as Ina Cadell.

Director: Sue Wilson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.

09Back In Court2001121320181004 (BBC7)
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Sophia is back in court and losing pupils and tutors to a rival medical school for women.

Maggie Allen's story of Sophia-Jex Blake, a 19th-century campaigner for women's education.

Sophia is back in court - and losing pupils and tutors to a rival medical school for women.

The true story of late 19th century pioneer Sophia Jex-Blake's in Maggie Allen's ten-part dramatisation.

Starring Julia Watson as Sophia Jex-Blake; Gavin Muir as Henry Littlejohn; Tracy Wiles as Elsie Inglis; Bob Docherty as John Inglis; and Hilary MacLean as Jessie MacGregor.

Director: Sue Wilson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.

10Recognition2001121420181005 (BBC7)
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Sophia's campaign for equality continues with the hope of graduate status for her school.

Maggie Allen's story of Sophia-Jex Blake, a 19th-century campaigner for women's education.

Sophie's campaign for equality continues, as she draws closer to seeing women receive medical degrees in their own country.

Conclusion of the true story of late 19th century pioneer Sophia Jex-Blake's in Maggie Allen's ten-part dramatisation.

Julia Watson stars as Sophia Jex-Blake; Gavin Muir as Henry Littlejohn; Joanna Monro as Ursula Du Pre; and Jenny Lee as Miss Gosse.

Director: Sue Wilson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.