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Man Alive: Women Who Wait

on BBC Two England

A weekly programme which focuses on people and the situations which shape their lives.
Reporters: Jim Douglas Henry, Angela Huth, Jeremy James, John Percival, Trevor Philpott, Desmond Wilcox

This week: Women Who Wait
You hear it said often: 'I'll wait for him whatever it takes...' It's bad enough for wives and girlfriends to be parted from their husbands and boyfriends due to business or duty pressures, but when the absence is because the man is in prison, it's a thousand times worse. For the women who wait for their men to do time, the problems are tough-what to tell the children, the neighbours; how to scrape along on National Assistance; how to endure the long loneliness. A few give up the struggle. Those who don't find the cost of their determination to stick out the vigil is high.


Adam Clapham
Desmond Wilcox
Bill Morton

BBC Two England

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