A Woman's Place

Documentary examining the impact of novels from three perspectives - the empire, class experience and, in this first film, women's voices. The programme aims to show the plight of women is a theme that reaches right back to the earliest novels, with extracts from Jane Austen, the Brontes, Mary Shelley and Virginia Woolf, through to the post-war publishing boom where a new generation of global writers such as Zadie Smith, Toni Morrison, Arundhati Roy and Margaret Atwood have continued to speak out for women to a new generation of readers.