Every woman has a story to tell – but lots have a familiar ring to them. Take Linzi, for instance, whose mum says: “I knew from the moment Linzi turned twelve that it was only a matter of time before she got pregnant. I’m surprised she actually waited until she was eighteen before it happened.”
Witness hilarious but often intensely moving scenes as young mums with no shortage of scouse humour hunt for their boyfriends, agonise over choosing baby names, sneak out for a crafty fag, bite their birthing partners, get wasted on gas and air and – amazingly – find plenty to laugh about as they give birth.
All the babies are unplanned but the new mothers resign themselves to their fate surprisingly happily. As single mum Katie says, “It wasn’t planned, it just happened, there wasn’t any question of getting rid of it, but I wouldn’t be without him now”.
A Century Films production for Channel 4
1 x 50 minutesNarratorLiza TarbuckComposerMatthew CracknellAdditional PhotographyGeorgie BurrellEleanor HarrowesAssistant Producer & CameraCharlotte DavisExecutive ProducerRuth PittFilm EditorMarc DavisProduced & Directed byPhilippa Robinson
"Showed that behind tedious politicians' and columnists' tirades about teenaged single mums, there is a world of tenderness and yearning"The Independent
"Dead funny"The Guaridan