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Don't Take My Baby

  • Drama
  • 2015
  • Ben Anthony
  • 57 mins
  • 15

Summary

A young, severely handicapped couple fight social services for custody of their newborn daughter.

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Review

Every year in the UK an estimated 3,000 children are taken from couples judged too disabled to ensure their care. Yet that’s just a statistic – a cold, hard number. It holds little power compared with the story of 21-year-old wheelchair user Anna and her partially sighted partner Tom, who must prove to the social services that they’re able-bodied enough to keep their baby. For any new parent, it’s a whole other dimension of terror.

Based on real-life testimony, Don’t Take My Baby is an impressively intelligent, even-handed drama, one that tackles the issue with humour and warmth, while never patronising disability, nor ignoring its harsh realities.

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Credits

Cast

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NurseQueen Allen
NurseAmanda Barnley
Nurse - Premature Baby UnitJill Buchanan
PatientKate Budge
SimonDaniel Cerqueira
Dr. MarcusonWilliam Chubb
Tom's MumMarie Critchley
JeremyBenjamin Cruickshank
G.P.Neil D'Souza
VisitorJason Dear

Crew

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DirectorBen Anthony
WriterJack Thorne
ProducerPier Wilkie
ComposerJon Opstad
EditorSarah Brewerton
Production designerAnna Pritchard

Details

Released on
2015-07-20
Languages
English
Formats
Colour
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