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Britain’s Adoption Scandal: Breaking The Silence

  • Episode: 

    1 of 1

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Wed 09 Nov 2016
  • TX Confirmed: 

    Yes
  • Time: 

    9.00pm - 10.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 45 2016 : Sat 05 Nov - Fri 11 Nov
  • Channel: 

    ITV
  • Status: 

    New
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.
 
Produced and directed by Alice Perman
Executive produced by Sam Collyns