The historian Sally Alexander helped to organised the landmark women's liberation conference at Ruskin College, Oxford in 1970 - and later that year, was one of the feminists who disrupted the Miss World contest at the Albert Hall which was hosted by the comedian Bob Hope and being televised live in the UK and more widely. The protest is regarded as a key moment which brought feminist ideas and values to a wider public. The event is at the heart of the 2020 movie 'Misbehaviour', in which Sally Alexander is played by Keira Knightley.
This interview took place at Sally's London home in January 2014 and is posted here with Sally's blessing. It formed the basis of an episode of the BBC programme 'Witness' - in both its (short) TV and (slightly longer) radio avatars. Those programmes are posted below. The audio has been very slightly edited to take out interruptions. It was not intended to be broadcast as an interview; some questions are re-taken at the end.