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Three Families

Three Families

  • Premiered: 
    May 10, 2021
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  • Network: BBC1
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
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  • Subject Matter: Family
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Plot Synopsis

From screenwriter Gwyneth Hughes, THREE FAMILIES is a two-part drama, based on true stories, that explores the emotional background to a controversial campaign which culminated in the UK government forcing a liberalization of the law in Northern Ireland. A mother faces prison for trying to help her pregnant teenage daughter. Two young newlyweds learn that their much-wanted first child will die of a fatal foetal abnormality. If they lived in England, Wales or Scotland, both families could seek a legal termination. But this is Northern Ireland, where abortion laws have been among the most restrictive in Europe. THREE FAMILIES made its U.S. debut on Thursday, July 14, 2022, as SundanceNow released both episodes.


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