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40 Minutes


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"It's hard to face sometimes that people don't care. Jobs now have more value than people.
Profits can always be increased. People can always be replaced."
Ann Alty, so angry when husband Bill lost his job at Leyland DAF in February 1993, started a diary to record her feelings. These writings reveal her concerns for their marriage, and how the family will cope with the pressures forced upon them.
Meanwhile a different problem confronted
Naheed Ejaz, a British citizen threatened with deportation. She was put on 24 hours notice to leave the country, leaving her four children in foster care.
In this second of two programmes about women facing life-changing circumstances, both offer a bleak view of the land in which they live and their hopes for the future.
Director Peter Gordon
Series editor Paul Watson
Followed by Saint of the Day St Gwynllyw and St Gwiadys


Unknown: Ann Alty
Unknown: Naheed Ejaz
Director: Peter Gordon
Editor: Paul Watson

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