Drama 9.30pm, ABC1
That Australia now boasts its first female prime minister Julia Gillard is thanks in no small part to the vision and determination of the Utopia Girls. In the 19th century, women had virtually no rights and, once married, signed everything over to their husbands. But a few remarkable women set about to change that through political representation. This moving documentary highlights the struggles and personal setbacks women faced during the most oppressive time in Australia’s history.