5:00 PM, 26th June, 2021
In 1970, the Miss World competition took place in London, hosted by American comedy legend, Bob Hope. At the time, the pageant was the most-watched TV show on the planet with over 100 million viewers.
Claiming that beauty competitions demeaned women, members of the newly-formed Women’s Liberation Movement achieved overnight fame by invading the stage and disrupting the live broadcast of the competition. But not even in their wildest dreams could they have imagined that the end result of the competition would turn the Western world's ideal of beauty on its head.
This look at a game-changing moment for women tackles serious – and very timely – themes, wrapped up in a thoroughly entertaining, crowd-pleasing British comedy, with a terrific cast of Brits – including Keira Knightley, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jessie Buckley, Rhys Ifans and Lesley Manville – along for the ride.