15 certificateMade in Dagenham is a Film programme that first aired in 2010 and has been classified a 15 certificate.

Made in Dagenham is a 4 star programme

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Made in Dagenham (2010)

Directed by
Nigel Cole

In 1968, two years prior to the Equal Pay Act, Rita O'Grady (Sally Hawkins) and 187 other women are slaving away for a pittance at Ford's Dagenham manufacturing plant. Discontentment is stirring, and when the women's machinist jobs are reclassified as 'unskilled', union rep Albert Passingham (Bob Hoskins) persuades plucky Rita to take a stand.

When her request for equality is rebuffed by Ford execs, the women decide to down tools. But money becomes tight and relationships strained as the reality of a strike hits home. Luckily, a boost comes in the form of ball-busting Employment Secretary Barbara Castle (Miranda Richardson), who is keen to champion the ladies' cause.

The director of Calendar Girls brings a similar British grit and warmth to this enjoyable fact-based tale. While Hawkins' Rita is a character cooked up by first-time feature writer Billy Ivory, the film as a whole recalls a significant period in British history.

A fine cast features Andrea Riseborough and Jaime Winstone on the picket line, and Albert and Rita's put-upon partners Rosamund Pike and Daniel Mays on the sidelines. Hawkins, however, is the heart and soul of the film, who after winning a Golden Globe for Happy-Go-Lucky, puts in another striking performance.

For the most part, serious social commentary loses out to a good old-fashioned underdog tale, making Made in Dagenham uplifting, funny and thoroughly entertaining.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 109 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2010

4/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Production Country: UK

Filmed in Colour


Image for Sally HawkinsSally Hawkins...Rita O'Grady
Image for Andrea RiseboroughAndrea Riseborough...Brenda
Image for Jaime WinstoneJaime Winstone...Sandra
Image for Lorraine StanleyLorraine Stanley...Monica
Nicola Duffett...Eileen
Image for Geraldine JamesGeraldine James...Connie
Image for Bob HoskinsBob Hoskins...Albert Passingham
Matthew Aubrey...Brian
Image for Daniel MaysDaniel Mays...Eddie O'Grady
Image for Roger Lloyd-PackRoger Lloyd-Pack...George
Image for Phil CornwellPhil Cornwell...Dave
Karen Seacombe...Marge
Thomas Arnold...Martin
Sian Scott...Sharon O'Grady
Robbie Kay...Graham O'Grady