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New BBC drama Three Families, set in 2013-19, tells the real story of three women and their families before the recent change to legislation in Northern Ireland as many voices fight to be heard.
 

With a cast including Sinéad Keenan, Lola Petticrew, Amy James-Kelly and Genevieve O’Reilly. Three Families explores the emotive issues around abortion in Northern Ireland, and the experience of families whose lives have been profoundly affected. Names and details have been changed to ensure the anonymity of the real-life contributors. The drama was written by Gwyneth Hughes. 

Susan Hogg, Executive Producer, said: “Growing up in Northern Ireland I was always aware of the heated debate surrounding the issue of abortion and this is a story I’ve wanted to tell for many years. Three Families goes behind the headlines to tell the true stories of women and girls and their loved ones who have been deeply affected by the law and some of those who worked to change it.” 

Gwyneth Hughes, writer, said: “I knew the law was different, but I had no idea what that really meant until I went to Northern Ireland and met some of the families involved. I’ve been deeply touched by their experiences and feel honoured to be asked to share their stories. I think the contributors will all be moved, as I am, by the extraordinary truthfulness and emotional depth that these wonderful actors bring to their stories.”

7 April 2021                                           Back to the headlines


 
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