The Psychology of Later Middle Age – Part 2


About a Scottish woman with eight children, all with drug addictions.

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Producer: Professor Malcolm Brown, Queen’s University Belfast
Year Produced: 1989
Running time: 52 minutes
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This programme is devoted to the life and experiences of one remarkable Scottish woman, deserted by her husband and left to bring up a large family on her own. All eight children developed drug addictions. Daughters went on the streets and sons and daughters went to prison as a consequence of needing to finance their cravings for drugs. Powerful emotions are presented as tragedy upon tragedy, including sudden death, are explored.

Particularly it demonstrates the power and persistence of the human will, of faith and of hope. Part of a series of programmes by Malcolm Brown, who made the Talking About..’ series. For teaching and learning purposes, the human life span is divided into 12 linked stages, from the pre-school child to the very old.

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