***** “One tale of heartbreak makes moving television, the same tale repeated over and over becomes a national travesty…this real scandal has to be investigated” The Daily Mail
“It was as if the Church and State were taking revenge for the Sixties…..expect a sequel to this awful story” The Daily Telegraph
In the 30 years after the Second World War, half a million women had a child adopted – most were babies born to unmarried mothers.
This documentary special in the Exposure strand reveals the stories of some of the many thousands of women pressured by Church and State into giving up their babies for adoption.
Decades later, women are breaking the silence to tell the truth about this injustice.
Producer and Director: Alice Perman
Executive Producer: Sam Collyns
Photography: Brendan Easton
Sound: Tom Jessup
Assistant Producer: Rory Toher
Production Manager: Roxana Portase
Head of Production: Val Campbell