Snatches: Moments from Women’s Lives

Vibrant, visceral monologues full of rage, humor, lust, resentment, joy and guilt, these “snatches” feature performances by Jodie Comer (Killing Eve), Shirley Henderson (Harry Potter), Antonia Thomas (The Good Doctor), Romola Garai (The Hour), Liv Hill (Three Girls), Siobhan Finneran (Downton Abbey), Corinne Skinner-Carter (EastEnders), and Kiran Sonia Sawar (Black Mirror). The shorts are written by Abi Morgan (The Iron Lady) Vicky Jones (Killing Eve), Rachel De-Lahay (The Last Hours of Laura K) Zinnie Harris (M1-5), Tanika Gupta (East Enders), Charlene James (The Break), E.V. Crow (Glue) and Theresa Ikoko (the play Girls).

Compliance
Season 1, Episode 1

Starring Romola Garai, written by Abi Morgan and directed by Vanesa Caswell. A hotel room meeting between a young actress and her powerful producer.

Run Time: 15 min, 49 sec
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Website: http://www.bbcamerica.com
Comments: Lovely black and white film and the actress has a lovely speaking voice. The woman had a sad and hard childhood.
The woman, the actress narrates her story as she sits. As she meets the producer in his hotel room things go wrong fast. As she narrates you feel her terror and her sadness at what is happening and her numbness. This film does bring across the horror of a woman being violated.
Romola Garai gives a powerful performance that brings across just how violated she was and the way in which it happens.

Outside

Season 1, Episode 2

Starring Corinne Skinner-Carter, written by Theresa Ikoko and directed by Vanessa Caswell. A woman celebrates her 100th birthday while outside the revolution is beginning.

Run Time: 13 min, 05 sec
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Website: www.bbcamerica.com
Comments: A black woman on her one-hundredth birthday watches a revolution from her window. The show is done in a narration style and the woman is fun to listen to. Corinne Skinner-Carter is a talented actress. You will be riveted by her performance.
This woman acts as if she is talking to someone in the room. She talks about women and their rights growing in society. She is enthusiastic and she will have you feeling the same way.
This episode just feels good at watch.

Bovril Pam

Season 1, Episode 3

Starring Jodie Comer, written by Vicky Jones and directed by Vanessa Caswell. It’s the Early 1960’s, stuck between Victorian England and the sexual revolution, a secretary in the typing pool finds herself.

Run Time: 16 min, 01 sec
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Website: www.bbcamerica.com
Comments: its 1961 in Liverpool. A beautiful secretary narrates this story from her office. There is talk about orgasms. She talks about a lesbian sexual encounter she had. She then describes an orgasm she has and seems to really get into it. This secretary does enjoy her sexual freedom of expression.
The manikins in the cubicles next to hers give this a weird touch.

Pig Life

Season 1, Episode 4

Starring Shirley Henderson, written by E.V. Crowe and directed by Vanessa Caswell. It’s 1991 and rape in marriage has been made illegal. Our character is shocked to realize what she has been living through.

Run Time: 09 min, 20 sec
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Website: www.bbcamerica.com
Comments: A woman in bed narrates about the changing laws.
Why is her pillow moving on its own it is a creepy effect. It is like it is groping her head and shoulders.
This woman a wife talks about her life and how her husband treats her. She talks about how the changing of the law affects her. You will feel pity for her and her situation.
This is a wonderfully presented episode.

Reclaim the Night

Season 1, Episode 5

Starring Liv Hill, written by Charlene James and directed by Rachna Suri. 1977 and the first “Reclaim the Night” march takes place in Leeds in response to the curfew imposed on women to protect them from the Yorkshire Ripper.

Run Time: 12 min, 32 sec
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Website: www.bbcamerica.com
Comments: It is the night of the march to reclaim the night for women. One woman narrates about how women need protecting from the Yorkshire Ripper. This woman does tell the truth about the situation. She does come across as angry for how women are treated. She knows how it should be and hates that it is not.
Her accent is wonderful sounding.
She believes strongly women should not have a curfew. Women should take the streets back. Even more so they never should have had to.
This woman is strong and she knows what she wants and she is going to take it.

Pritilata

Season 1, Episode 6

Starring Kiran Sonia Sawar and written by Tanka Gupta. It’s 1932 and Pritilata leads an attack against the European Club in an attempt to gain independence from the British.

Run Time: 13 min, 05 sec
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Website: www.bbcamerica.com
Comments: This episode is base on the true story of Pritilata Waddedar.
Pritilata is a woman who stands up for herself. She narrates this episode wonderfully. She knows things are changing and likes the changes. Pritilata is from India. She is a beautiful person.
She dresses as a soldier. She wants to fight for females rights.

Multiples

Season 1, Episode 7

Starring Siobhan Finneran, written by Zinnie Harris and directed by Rachna Suri. Accused of the murder of her three babies, a woman educates herself to prove the expert witness wrong.

Run Time: 15 min, 04 sec
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Website: www.bbcamerica.com
Comments: This episode was inspired by the woman who challenged cot deaths. Here we get a look at what happens when a mother loses her baby. No one can truly feel the pain and loss until it happens to you. If it happens more than once though you can not imagine it.
Now can you imagine being accused of your own baby’s death? The pain you would feel. Siobhan Finneran brings this situation, this tragedy across with great acting skills.
This episode will bring a tear to your eye.

Tipping Point

Season 1, Episode 8

Starring Antonia Thomas, written by Rachel De-Lahay and directed by Rachna Suri. A pregnant woman in the future is being pursued by social media.

Run Time: 15 min, 04 sec
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Website: www.bbcamerica.com
Comments: This episode takes place in the Mid-21st century in London, England. So this is a future tale.
Leonine is upset. She is pregnant a happy occasion for most. For her though racism rears its ugly head.
Then we get a description of a tragic event.
Leonine is angry at the men in the world who treat her wrongly not just because she has darker skin but also because she is a woman. Such things should never exist in the future or now.

This series brings to light how badly women have been treated and how they do fight back. Women should and do stand up for themselves. They deserve to be treated as equals. After watching this series you will better understand their plight. You will sympathize with them.  You will agree with them and hopefully treat women with the respect they do deserve.

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Snatches: Moments from Women's Lives Vibrant, visceral monologues full of rage, humor, lust, resentment, joy and guilt, these “snatches” feature performances by Jodie Comer (Killing Eve), Shirley Henderson (Harry Potter), Antonia Thomas (The Good Doctor), Romola Garai (The Hour), Liv Hill (Three Girls), Siobhan Finneran (Downton Abbey), Corinne Skinner-Carter (EastEnders),...