Nancy Astor (1982)

Release Date: 15 November 2010 | Certificate: Suitable for 12 years and over
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A lavish nine-part series about the life and times of the child born Nancy Langhorne in Danville, Virginia, on 19th May 1879 who would become the first woman to take her seat in the House of Commons, introduce a Private Member's Bill that raised to 18 the age qualification for buying alcohol and vote against the Government in May 1940 - helping Winston Churchill to become Prime Minister. More than just a biography of the first ever woman to sit in the House of Commons, this epic series on the life of Nancy Astor is a compelling story of rags to riches, romance and heartache. A story that begins in post-civil war Virginia follows Nancy through a disastrous teenage marriage to an arrogant and conceited playboy and finds her divorced and a single mother by the time she is 24. Only a move to England offers a way out of her misery. Witty and charming, Nancy became the focus for the country's most eligible bachelors, including the man she takes as her second husband, Waldorf Astor – one of the richest men in the world. Moving into the lavish stately home, Cliveden, Nancy enjoys life as a prominent hostess for the social elite, but when Astor surrenders his seat in the Commons for a place in the Lords, a door opens that will seal Nancy’s place in history forever…

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Region 2
Sound: Dolby Digital
Main Language: English
Release Date: 15 November 2010
Certificate: 12 - Suitable for Persons Aged 12 or Over
SKU: BBCDVD3321