A Meeting With Dora
by Don Shaw
In 1979 the writer Don Shaw met Dora Russell, who was a campaigner for some of the great causes of the 20 century, including women's rights, progressive education, sexual reform and birth control. She was also the former wife of the philosopher Bertrand Russell. Shaw had been commissioned by the BBC to write a film about their life together. What resulted was a far more personal meeting for Shaw himself. Thirty five years later, using a mixture of fact and fiction, he has re-created that meeting.
Produced and directed by Pauline Harris.