DVD: Made in Dagenham (15)

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Yet another plucky, stirring, sun-drenched British comedy drama, this time about the 187 female Dagenham machinists who took on the might of Ford in 1968.

Sally Hawkins plays lovely Rita, the "gobby" factory worker charged with gaining equal pay rights for her underpaid female colleagues. She's championed by shop steward Bob Hoskins (in "It's good to talk" mode), her slimy boss's frustrated wife (Rosamund Pike) and Barbara Castle (Miranda Richardson in Queen Liz I mode). It's very predictable and full of lines like "You can do it, and you should", but the performances of Hawkins and Pike are particularly good and it's a point in history worth dramatising.

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