Yeti’s latest production is a landmark documentary for BBC2 exploring Sylvia Plath’s famous novel The Bell Jar. Commissioned as part of the BBC’s forthcoming Women’s Season, the film talks to the people who knew Plath and transports us to 1953: the year when a confident charismatic Plath hit rock bottom. A year when a woman who had everything ended up suicidal and alone … yet recovered to re-enter high society. This was a book that exploded the myth that women were content and life was sweet. More than sixty years on, the novel is as potent now as it was then. It might focus on a single year but it continues to speak to generations of women. We explore why this book mattered – then and now. How did one novel explode a pressure cooker of gender politics, sexual politics and mental health at a time when women struggled to find a voice? What was this book’s impact on modern feminism?