“I told my Mum I was going on an R.E trip” now available on iPlayer

The Performance Live, BBC and Arts Council England commissioned TV piece “I told my Mum I was going on an R.E trip” was aired on BBC Two on Saturday 20 January 2018 at 11.15pm. For those who missed the live broadcast, it is available on BBC iPlayer from 20 January to 20 February 2018.

“I told my Mum I was going on an R.E. Trip…”

 Young women’s stories of abortion, in their own words. Written by Julia Samuels. Directed for television by Lindy Heymann.

Adapted from Contact and 20 Stories High’s 2017 touring theatre show, “I told my Mum I was going on an R.E. Trip…” is a frank drama told verbatim through the voices of four young women.

The show will be broadcast on BBC Two with an introduction from Julie Hesmondhalgh, and poses the question: What would happen if we started to talk openly about abortion?

Featuring interviews from Great Britain, Northern Ireland and beyond, we meet health professionals, women, men and young people on all sides of the debate.