Helen-A woman of Today

1973 | United Kingdom

After Helen Tulley (Alison Fiske) discovers that her husband, Frank (Martin Shaw), has been having an affair with another woman her friends and family urge her to forgive and forget and stand by her man. Perhaps there was a time and a television drama when she would have done, but this was now the 1970s and there was an increasing awareness of the feminist movement, and so we see Helen bravely decide to leave the cheating Frank and go it alone with her two children (Diana Hutchinson and Christopher Ballantyne). 

The thirtysomething mother turns to study and becomes self reliant as she goes through the traumatic changes in her life. One of the first series to actually explore the woman's point of view and make her the centre of the drama.

Published on December 21st, 2018. Written by Laurence Marcus for Television Heaven.

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