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[ATV Today: 19.07.1972: Housing Dispute]

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Date 1972
Duration 00:03:09
Film type Colour / Sound
Production Professional
Genre Television News
Company ATV

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Summary Sue Jay report about a couple from Handsworth who are threatening to give away their baby unless the council find them better accommodation.
Description We see shots of children playing in an area next to housing strewn with broken bricks and rubbish. Sue Jay interviews Mrs Moore who is so disgusted with the state of her council house at Handsworth in Birmingham that she is threatening to give away her eleven day old baby Lisa unless the council rehouse her and her family. An American couple are said to be interested in having Lisa. In the interview (holding her baby) she admits that Lisa was an 'accident' and says that she wanted an abortion but didn't have enough money. Sue Jay then interviews a council spokesman who says that he hopes that Mrs Moore won't take a course that she will regret.
Credits No Credits Specified
Tags Age Distribution, Housing, Social Problems

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