Dr fern Riddell
DR Fern Riddell is a cultural historian, and an expert in sex, suffrage and entertainment in the Victorian and Edwardian eras.
Host of The History Channel's Podcast series #NotWhatYouThought and Presenter of BBc 4's 'A Victorian Scandal: The Rudest Book in Britain', Her first book, The Victorian Guide To Sex, tackled the myths of Victorian prudishness.
her latest book, Sex: Lessons From history is an exploration of the attitudes and identities the western world has had towards sex and gender.
Death In Ten Minutes, is an explosive account of the Suffragette bomber and birth control activist, Kitty Marion. Fern's unique research into the suffragettes, taken from Death In Ten Minutes, was used in the BafTA Nominated documentary 'Suffragettes with lucy worseley'.
Historical Consultant for the BAFTA award-winning BBC and Amazon drama Ripper Street, she has advised on dramas for both the BBC and ITV2. As an on screen expert, she has appeared on Specialist Factual productions for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, Sky Arts, Smithsonian, BBC Radio 3 and 4, and has appeared as an expert historian for radio and television across the world, HAVING workED with both Audible and Spotify.
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'A brilliant political biography of the dangerous, dramatic and uncompromisingly political life of an incredible woman. Viscerally written this book is a powerful reminder that women were not given the vote, they demanded it and took it by force as much as by persuasion.'
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Appearing as an expert on all aspects of sex, suffrage and culture in the 19th and early 20th centuries, Dr Fern Riddell has appeared onscreen for multiple BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and Sky Arts documentaries, as well as presenting short films for BBC Arts and BBC iWonder.
Picked as one of BBC Radio 3's Ten 'New Generation Thinkers' for 2013, she has also appeared regularly on R3's FreeThinking, R4's Front Row, Making History, and presented for R3's Sunday Feature and The Essay.
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Starting as part of the consulting team for the brilliant BBC prime-time drama, Ripper Street, series 3-5, Fern has gone on to advise on multiple drama productions for both the BBC and ITV. This involves consulting at any and all stages of devolopement - from planning to production - and being on call during filming for any questions from the set.
Fern has also consulted on multiple stage productions, including for the Royal Shakespeare Company, running a workshop for the cast on 19th-Century attitudes, and answering questions from the production team.
off-screen consulting for specialist factual includes Horrible Histories, Who Do You Think you Are, and most recently, as the lead consultant for Lucy WOrsely's 'How Women Got The Vote', which used Fern's original PHD Research to construct a never-before seen history of the WOmen's Suffrage movement in the u.k.
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