All the interest in the Women’s UEFA Euro Cup reminds me of story from 1990……

My first film for Granada TV’s World in Action series was on why women were being marginalised by the football authorities, clubs and many male fans. I spent some weeks hanging out with some heavy drinking Stockport fans who had very trenchant views of the place of women in football. There were a few signs of hope – we went to film the amazing AC Milan team. Thirty-two years later determined women have persisted and now women’s football is being recognised for the force it is. The programme went out in January 1990 and was called, rather clumsily, Send for the Sisters. The producer was Stephen Clarke (why no women on the reporting side? Football was not the only thing that a gender issue). I did a couple of articles off the back of the programme and here’s the Guardian one. Perhaps it is time for Granada to re-show the programme as a piece of history.

Send for the sisters

City, University of London, Journalism – NSS 88%!

Another huge result for the department in theĀ NSSĀ – 88% overall satisfaction – up 4% from the record-breaking previous year.

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