Breaking the Silence: Britain’s Adoption Scandal

***** “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.

(ITV 2016)


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