(1978– )

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Season 1

1978
Proof Positive
First episode of a five part drama documentary exploring the cross-cultural pressures on a 17 year old white girl and her West Indian boyfriend, by whom she is pregnant. The series is the story of their attempts to carve out a viable life for themselves against a backdrop of high rising unemployment, prejudice and the other deprivations of inner city life. Mandy Lewis and Winston Roberts, both 17 are in love and discover that they are expecting a baby. Mandy's mother, Beryl, gets to know through a letter she finds in Mandy's room. She rushes Mandy off to a doctor ...
 
1978
Bangarang
Second episode in a five part drama documentary exploring the cross-cultural pressures on a 17 year old white girl and her West Indian boyfriend, by whom she is pregnant. Winston, too, tells his mother about Mandy's pregnancy, but relies on her to tell his father. His father does not take the news kindly. He persuades Winston of the folly of a hasty marriage. Mandy decides to leave home and attempts to find a room of her own.
 
1978
It's a Mug's Game
Third episode in a five part drama documentary exploring the cross-cultural pressures on a 17 year old white girl and her West Indian boyfriend, by whom she is pregnant. When her pregnancy compels her to give up her job, Mandy's poverty makes Winston fall in with a plan to mug someone. With his share of the loot Winston buys Mandy a new pram, but is followed by the victim of the mugging. The ambulance that comes to take Mandy to hospital is followed by a Black Maria coming to pick up Winston.
 
1978
One Home, One Away.
Fourth episode in a five part drama documentary exploring the cross-cultural pressures on a 17 year old white girl and her West Indian boyfriend, by whom she has just had a baby. After the birth of a little girl the story concentrates on Mandy's efforts to cope with looking after a baby. Estranged from her mother, and with Winston in a detention centre, her post-natal depression overwhelms her and she abandons the baby in a telephone kiosk where it is discovered and taken to the police.
 
1978
The Wife Wants a Child
Final episode in a five part drama documentary exploring the cross-cultural pressures on a 17 year old white girl and her West Indian boyfriend, by whom she has just had a baby. Detective Sergeant Maxwell succeeds in persuading the authorities to allow Winston to continue his studies while in detention, and recommends that no proceedings are taken against Mandy. The baby is taken into care with a registered foster mother. Winston passes his exams and will soon be released.
 

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