Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - FRONT PAGE -

ABC1, 8.30pm Based on the true story of Dr Ber­tram Wainer’s fight to get abor­tion le­galised in Aus­tralia, this drama fea­tures an all- star cast of some of the coun­try’s top act­ing tal­ent. Susie Porter ( pic­tured) is fab­u­lous as the put- upon Peggy Berman, whose per­sonal and pro­fes­sional re­la­tion­ships are so closely in­ter­twined it calls her judg­ment into ques­tion. Gary Sweet is men­ac­ing as bent cop Su­per­in­ten­dent Matthews, as is Wil­liam McInnes as De­tec­tive In­spec­tor Jack Ford, whose phys­i­cal screen pres­ence brings an added drama to the role. At times nec­es­sar­ily har­row­ing, it shows how hard the strug­gle was for women to have the right to choose.

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