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BBC2 to track “The Ascent of Woman”

The UK pubcaster is readying a four-part series on the history of women, presented by biographer and historian Amanda Foreman. (Pictured: The Ascent of Woman)
August 26, 2015

UK pubcaster BBC2 is readying a four-part series on the history of women, presented by biographer and historian Amanda Foreman.

The Silver River-produced series examines a “significant imbalance in global history” and addresses the overlooked roles women have played in shaping the modern world. According to the pubcaster, Foreman also tackles the following questions: How did power become a male right? Why is the female body a living battleground? Who decided that women are inferior?

In addition, women being profiled in the series include the first writer in history to be known by name, Enheduanna, as well as women’s sexual liberation pioneer Margaret Sanger, among others.

The Ascent of Woman debuts on September 2 at 9 p.m. GMT.

The series is exec produced by Emma Hindley, and commissioned for BBC2 by Martin Davidson, BBC head of commissioning for specialist factual.

 

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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