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This new daytime, five-part drama promises to highlight the realities of being policewoman in 1950s Britain. As Gina Dawson starts her new job at the fictional Brinford Police Station in the Midlands, get to see the sexism encountered by a woman in a man's world.

Jennie Jacques, 23, who plays Gina, says, "What she does is very unusual and not very socially acceptable. Gina has to prove herself."

Faced with a boss who tells her on her first day that her ultimate responsibility is to "support the men so they can get on with the job of real policing", Gina is in for an uphill struggle.


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Title Annotation:Features; Opinion, Column
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Mar 16, 2013
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