R | | Biography, Comedy, Drama
A dramatization of the 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham car plant, where female workers walked out in protest against sexual discrimination.
During the television premiere on 9th March 2013, the BBC experimented with the first ever Twitter-based director's commentary, whereby Nigel Cole and composer David Arnold live-tweeted along with the film.
Christ, I like a drink, but I ain't out on the beer every night or screwin' other women, or... 'Ere, I've never once raised me hand to you. Ever. Or the kids.
Rita O'Grady: Christ.
Eddie O'Grady: What? Why are you looking like that?
Rita O'Grady: Right. You're a saint now, is that what ...
Eddie O'Grady: ...
In the opening titles a caption states that "In 1968 there were 55,000 men employed at Ford's Dagenham Factory", yet in the exchange between Mr Tooley & Barbara Castle, Tooley states that Ford employs 40,000 workers in the whole of the UK.
Captions in the closing credits: "Two years later in May 1970 the Equal Pay Act became law. Similar legislation quickly followed in most industrial countries across the world. Ford Motor Company Limited went on to effect changes in its employment practices and is now used as an example of a good practice employer."
£674,059 (UK) (3 October 2010)
$1,094,798 (USA) (10 April 2011)