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The Crying Shame (BBC Radio Devon)
April 2012


In this BBC Radio Devon programme I return to my birthplace in the south west of England to explore the plight of my mother and other unmarried mothers in the 50s and 60s and hear painful testimonies.


I also consider the issue of racism and ethnic matching.


Mark Grinnell, Radio Devon Manager, commented: "A marvellous, gripping, emotive listen."



The Crying Shame Phone In


In this BBC Radio Devon phone–in programme, those who gave birth in, or were born in homes for unmarried mothers, such as in which I was born, talk about the often dreadful experiences. I call for a government apology to be given to the  mothers and their children.



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