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Shopgirls: The rise of the women in British shops

A new documentary is charting the history of women working in shops in the UK.

Social historian Doctor Pamela Cox looks at the Victorian era when women first stepped behind the shop counter, through to the modern day, when they dominate department stores.

Shopgirls: The True Story of Life Behind the Counter starts on BBC2 on Tuesday 24 June at 9pm

  • 23 Jun 2014
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