Beyond the Backstreet


As part of a Women’s Season of programmes, Yeti Television are making a documentary for BBC Wales about Abortion and the 1967 Abortion Act. ‘Beyond the Backstreet’ will tell the story of how the fight for safe & legal abortion was won in the 1960s and explore the desperate measures women were forced into before the act was passed. We also envisage bringing the story up to date and looking at how attitudes have changed – or not – in the past fifty years.

No return to backstreet abortion demo

We are currently researching and developing the documentary and looking to talk to women who would be willing to talk to us in confidence. At this stage, we are not asking people to appear on camera, but simply to have a chat with us about their experiences as part of our research. 

In particular we are keen to talk to women of all ages who have had an abortion; been involved in campaigning around the issues; or have stories about this subject from the 1960s right through to the present day. We are especially keen to talk to women who had experiences of, or stories about, back-street abortion prior to 1967.

We are also more than happy to talk to men with stories about this as well. I can assure everyone that we are treating this subject with the sensitivity it deserves and are passionate about telling the vitally important story about the 1967 Act and its ramifications to date.

All contact will be in the strictest confidence and can be anonymous if preferred.

If you are able to help please email or phone 07595449940 and ask for Jacqueline Lee.