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Episode 5: Before Her Time

Jeremy Gavron continues his quest to piece together why, in 1965, his mother Hannah - a bright, pioneering young sociologist - took her own life. Dramatised by Sarah Daniels.

In 1965, Hannah Gavron, a bright young sociologist and writer, took her own life. She left behind a suicide note, two small children and a book that later became a celebrated feminist textbook, The Captive Wife. Four decades on, her son Jeremy talks to fellow sociologists about the frustrations of his mother's academic career. Jeremy Gavron's book is dramatised by Sarah Daniels and stars Dominic Mafham, Georgie Glen and Elaine Claxton.

Directed by Emma Harding

Jeremy Gavron.....Dominic Mafham
Judy Gavron.....Helen Clapp
Older Leah.....Debbie Korley
Hannah.....Sarah Ovens
Ann.....Elaine Claxton
Bernice.....Georgie Glen
Aunt Susie.....Susan Jameson
Young Leah.....Amy-Jayne Leigh
Young Mima.....Megan Webb
Bob.....Sean Baker
Simon.....Christopher Harper
Shirley.....Catherine Cusack
Tom.....James Bolam
Friend.....David Hounslow

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