A Passionate Woman

Scope and Content

Papers relating to A Passionate Woman (1989-90), EF's TV series based on the life of Marie Charlotte Carmichael Stopes (1880-1958). Stopes was a British author, palaeobotanist and campaigner for eugenics and women's rights. She was the first female academic on the faculty of the University of Manchester.

Drafts of five episodes survive here:

  • 1: 'Ambition'
  • 2: 'Domestic Violence'
  • 3: 'Married Love'
  • 4: 'The Trial'
  • 5: 'Aftermaths'