Monday 20 July at 9pm
An extraordinary factual drama which tells the story of a disabled couple’s agonising struggle to keep their new-born baby. Based on real-life testimony, this emotional tale will call viewers’ prejudices and beliefs about the disabled community and society as a whole into question, as we learn about a situation many disabled couples find themselves in as new parents. Can 21-year-old wheelchair user Anna, played by newcomer Ruth Madeley, and partially sighted Tom, played by Adam Long (Happy Valley, Spike Island), provide the everlasting care and attention their daughter needs, or will social worker Belinda, played by Wumni Mosaku (Philomena, Dancing On The Edge, I Am Slave) have to consider alternative care?
Don’t Take My Baby is commissioned by Sam Bickley for BBC Three. It is made by the multi BAFTA-winning BBC Documentaries Production team. The 1×60’ factual drama is directed by Ben Anthony (Life And Death Row), written by Jack Thorne (This Is England, Skins), produced by Pier Wilkie (Criminal Justice, Murdered By My Boyfriend). The executive producer is the BBC’s Head of Documentary Production, Aysha Rafaele (The Met, The Call Centre).