When the Bough Breaks (1971)

05/06/1971 (GB) Drama 1h 15m
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NSPCC social worker Margaret Ashdown is given the case of investigating into the Gosse family, when the young mother, Sheila, is unable to explain her baby's fractured skull at the hospital. She discovers the family live in poverty and ignorance, and have a tradition of instability.

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  2. Tony Parker


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  1. Hannah Gordon

    Hannah Gordon

    Margaret Ashdown

  2. Cheryl Kennedy

    Sheila Gosse

  3. Neil McCarthy

    Neil McCarthy

    Eddie Gosse

  4. Donald Burton

    Donald Burton

    Dr. Cunningham

  5. Edith MacArthur

    Audrey Campbell

  6. Griffith Davies

    George Standish

  7. Mark Parr

    Timmy Gosse

  8. Ysanne Churchman

    Sister Thompson

  9. Ruth Kettlewell

    Ruth Kettlewell

    Sister Potts

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Original Language English

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