The Pioneer Whose Voice Was Silenced

The Pioneer Whose Voice Was Silenced

Dee Anderson is an immensely strong, inspirational and empowering woman who is currently leading an important campaign to bring justice to her mother, Sylvia Anderson and ensure that she receives the recognition for her work and creativity; recognition which rightfully belongs to Sylvia.

During her lifetime, as a result of a patriarchal system, Sylvia found herself omitted from the work and creations which she produced alongside her husband, Gerry Anderson. To this day, these productions are still referred to as being work by Gerry Anderson with no mention of co-creator, Sylvia.

Sylvia Anderson was a pioneer. She subverted the expectations of the time and achieved greatness through her intelligence and exceptional talent and creativity; greatness which was denied to so many women of the time. Yet, Sylvia fought this and leaves a legacy of work which has brought joy to generations of people all over the world. This is a woman who should be celebrated, not eradicated.. Sylvia contributed so much, not simply to the television productions, but to women throughout history. She was an icon and yet society has allowed her voice, her achievement and her legacy to be silenced.

Sylvia’s story is a significant one as these issues remain in society today. Worldwide, women are still being denied their voice and their due recognition which is a serious concern. In many ways, society’s attitudes towards women has progressed significantly. However, the fact that the debate still exists demonstrates that the problem remains endemic worldwide. Why, in 2021, are we still having this argument? Why should this argument exist at all? It would seem that, like Sylvia, women are still suffering the effects of a patriarchal system in which intolerance of women’s equality is still a factor. Why is women’s equality so important? It is important because the key word is equality. If equality does not exist for one section of society then how can equality exist at all? This is not a debate simply about Sylvia Anderson. It is not just about women. It is about society as a whole. No person has a right to deny anybody their voice. No person has a right to deny anybody their existence. No person has a right to take away a person’s identity. If we ignore Sylvia Anderson’s story, then we ignore the story of millions and this is simply not an option.

It is right and just that Sylvia should no longer be denied the recognition which belongs to her. In 1928, Virginia Woolf wrote, ‘I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.’ It is a sad reality that in 2021 this is still relevant. Let’s change this. It is time to give Sylvia, and all women, their voice and their rightful place in the world.

Alex Shewan

#JusticeForSylvia

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Pre-Order Endeavour Series 8 & 1-8 Box Set on DVD

Pre-Order Endeavour Series 8 & 1-8 Box Set on DVD

The most famous detectives from Oxford are back!

ITV Studios is proud to announce the welcomed returned of Endeavour.

The Complete Series 8 & Series 1-8 Box Sets

will both be available to own on DVD from the 11th October 2021.

Starring Shaun Evans & Roger Allam

‘Shaun Evans, whose back with this eighth series of the consistently classy Endeavour’ – Radio Times

Endeavour Series 8  is now available to pre-order from Amazon

Endeavour Series 1-8 box set  is now available to pre-order from Amazon

Synopsis – Endeavour Series 8

1971 proves an explosive year at Castle Gate as CID investigates a bomb at an Oxford college and a death threat to Oxford Wanderers. The death of a local taxi driver leads to a conspiracy at the heart of London’s Soho, and when winter brings with it an almighty snowstorm, Endeavour finds himself stranded at an abandoned hotel, caught in a game of gruesome revenge, while Thursday races to find him before it’s too late.

Synopsis – Endeavour Series 1-8

Set in Oxford during the 1960s and early 1970’s against a backdrop of revolutionary social change, ENDEAVOUR chronicles the early criminal casebook of a young detective who will grow to be Colin Dexter’s immortal Inspector Morse.  Together with friend and mentor, the gruff yet kindly Detective Inspector Fred Thursday, the crime-solving pair investigate murder and dark deeds in the eternal city of dreaming spires. As Oxford’s Finest unravel a collection of unique and thrilling cases, writer Russell Lewis continues to reveal the hidden and secret history of Endeavour Morse.

Endeavour Series 8

·         Release Date: 11th October 2021

·         RRP: £29.99

·         Certification: 15

          Running time 3 x 120mins

          Discs: 2

Endeavour Series 1-8

·         Releae Date: 11th October 2021

·         RRP: £84.99

·         Certification: 15

          Running time 33 x 120

          Discs : 18


Grange Hill Series 9 & Series 10 Box Set – Available to own from 19th October 2020

Grange Hill Series 9 & Series 10 Box Set – Available to own from 19th October 2020

 

Due to the continued outstanding success of Grange Hill Series 5 & 6 & 7& 8 DVD releases in 2018 & 2019
Eureka Entertainment are proud to announce the most anticipated release of the year Grange Hill Series 9 & Series 10 Box Set
Available to own for the very first time from 19th October 2020 

Grange Hill Copyright: BBC

Series 9 features the Zammo Mcguire controversial drug addiction storyline which inspired the famous anti-drugs ‘Just Say No’ campaign      This boxed set features all 48 episodes from series 9 & 10, originally broadcast in 1986 & 1987
Also included for the very first time – The 1985 Christmas Special Episode (First broadcast 27th December 1985-Pre series 9)

Available to pre-order now from Amazon, Zavvi & Eureka Store 

Radio Times Magazine 50 Greatest Children’s TV Shows of all time ranked Grange Hill at number 2 

Here is your chance to relive again your childhood watching this classic BBC Children’s series continuing the saga and adventures of  such famous characters such as Zammo, Roland, Fay Lucas, Danny Kendall, Luke ‘Gonch’ Gardner& Eric ‘Ziggy’ Greaves & Ant Jones
New pupils piling through the Grange Hill gates Tim Polley as Banksy Banks, Ricky Simmonds as Ant Jones,  Amma Asante as Cheryl Webb, Georgina Lewis as Samantha Lewis, Simone Hymans as Calley Donnington, John Drummond as Trevor Cleaver,  Fiona- Lee Fraser as Laura Regan, Fleur Taylor as Imelda Davis 

Series devised by Phil Redmond (Brookside and Hollyoaks creator)
Synopsis Series 9 &  Series10

Series 9 

New pupils Eric ‘Ziggy’ Greaves, Danny Kendall, Georgina Hayes & Ant Jones are amongst the fresh faces piling through the Grange Hill gates & Zammo makes some bad decisions when he should ‘Just Say No’.  Zammo’s behaviour becomes increasingly erratic & It’s Roland who eventually discovers the shocking truth. The thorny subject of smoking is tackled with new student Danny Kendall taking every opportunity for a crafty cigarette. This leads pupils to set up an anti-smoking campaign, which also targets the teachers!!  In other news the ever entrepreneurial Gonch serves up his latest money-making scheme, anyone for a slice of toast?

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Series 10

Imelda Davis continues her campaign of carnage & bullying, creating difficulties for pupils & teachers alike. It’s a tough year for Danny Kendall as he battles Cancer. Roland starts up a School Fund to help pay for his treatment.   A sixth form barge trip is certainly eventful as Gonch, Ziggy, Rob & Trevor first manage to crash the boat, then send it floating off on its own with stowaway (& former Grange Hill pupil) Ant Jones inside. The school gets its own Radio station, Zammo & Jackie get Engaged; & what will happen to Harriett the Donkey…?

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DVD EXTRA Feature: 1985 Christmas Special Episode (First aired 27th December 1985)

The School Christmas Fayre preparations are underway. Roland faces Christmas alone & Calley can’t decide which of her parents to spend the festive season with.
At the Fayre Zammo & Banksie’s “shaky hand” machine proves popular, as does the wet sponge stall (especially with Mr Baxter as the target!!). Gonch & Hollo unwittingly unleash pandemonium when they unlock a storeroom & a Donkey runs out. Merry Christmas everyone!!

DVD Boxed Set Details 

  • Release date 19th October 2020
  • BBFC : 12
  • RRP: £34.99
  • Series 9 x 4 Discs
  • Series 10 x 4 Discs
  • Series 9 -24 Episodes
  • Series 10 – 24 Episodes
  • Running time Series 9: – 579.41
  • Running time Series 10: – 576.47
  • Christmas Special: 29.10 (TX 27/12/85)
  • Series 9 & 10 Broadcast 1st April 1986/6th January 1987
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

Available to pre-order now from AmazonZavvi & Eureka Store 

Grange Hill Copyright: BBC

Also available Grange Hill Series 5 & 6 & Series 7 & 8

Grange Hill Copyright: BBC

Grange Hill Copyright: BBC

 


 

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