The Year They Invented Sex

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0120110117

Lella Florence is looking for women to help with trials of the contraceptive pill.

By Caroline and David Stafford.

Episode 1

It's 1960 in Birmingham and Lella Florence is looking for women to help with trials of the contraceptive pill...

Cast:

Jeanette- Clare Corbett

Isobel- Naomi Frederick

June- Sarah Smart

Lella Florence- Joanna Monro

Vicar- Sean Baker

Produced by Lucy Collingwood.

Three very different women decide to take part.

Ditsy June's fed up with being under the influence of her overbearing in laws and would rather save up for a new bathroom than for another baby.

Glamorous Jeanette wants to avoid another agonising labour and to keep her wealthy husband happy.

And Isobel has her own secret reasons for signing up...

All three women couldn't guess the ways their lives will be changed by taking part in the trial and meeting each other.

Written with sharp observation and a great sense of the period, this warm witty drama by Caroline and David Stafford shines a light on how iconic and life changing an invention the contraceptive pill was.

0220110118

June and Jeanette try and find out what new friend Isobel is keeping from them.

By Caroline and David Stafford.

Episode 2.

Three very different women are taking part in the trial of the contraceptive pill.

Cast:

Jeanette - Clare Corbett

Isobel - Naomi Frederick

June - Sarah Smart

Lella Florence - Joanna Monro

Ray - Lloyd Thomas

Ron - Sam Dale

Fancy man - Henry Devas

Produced by Lucy Collingwood.

It's 1960 in Birmingham and Lella Florence is looking for women to help with trials of the contraceptive pill.

Married women in a certain age and weight bracket are required.

Three very different women decide to take part.

Ditsy June's fed up with being under the influence of her overbearing in laws and would rather save up for a new bathroom than for another baby.

Glamorous Jeanette wants to avoid another agonising labour and to keep her wealthy husband happy.

And Isobel has her own secret reasons for signing up.

All three women couldn't guess the ways their lives will be changed by taking part in the trial and meeting each other.

Written with sharp observation and a great sense of the period, this warm witty drama by Caroline and David Stafford shines a light on how iconic and life changing an invention the Contraceptive Pill was.

0320110119

June convinces Ray to let go of his inhibitions.

By Caroline and David Stafford.

Episode 3.

Inspired by taking part in The Pill trials, June convinces Ray to let go of his inhibitions and Jeanette's husbands attempts to romance her backfire...

Cast:

Jeanette- Clare Corbett

Isobel- Naomi Frederick

June- Sarah Smart

Lella Florence- Joanna Monro

Ray- Lloyd Thomas

Terence- Iain Batchelor

Produced by Lucy Collingwood.

It's 1960 in Birmingham and Lella Florence is looking for women to help with trials of the contraceptive pill.

Married women in a certain age and weight bracket are required.

Three very different women decide to take part.

Ditsy June's fed up with being under the influence of her overbearing in laws and would rather save up for a new bathroom than for another baby.

Glamorous Jeanette wants to avoid another agonising labour and to keep her wealthy husband happy.

And Isobel has her own secret reasons for signing up...

All three women couldn't guess the ways their lives will be changed by taking part in the trial and meeting each other.

Written with sharp observation and a great sense of the period, this warm witty drama by Caroline and David Stafford shines a light on how iconic and life changing an invention the Contraceptive Pill was.

0420110120

With help from her new friends from the trial, Isobel opens up about her feelings.

By Caroline and David Stafford.

Episode 4.

With help from her new friends from the contraceptive pill trial, Isobel opens up about her feelings...

Cast:

Jeanette- Clare Corbett

Isobel- Naomi Frederick

June- Sarah Smart

Lella Florence- Joanna Monro

Ray- Lloyd Thomas

Produced by Lucy Collingwood.

It's 1960 in Birmingham and Lella Florence is looking for women to help with trials of the contraceptive pill.

Married women in a certain age and weight bracket are required.

Three very different women decide to take part.

Ditsy June's fed up with being under the influence of her overbearing in laws and would rather save up for a new bathroom than for another baby.

Glamorous Jeanette wants to avoid another agonising labour and to keep her wealthy husband happy.

And Isobel has her own secret reasons for signing up.

All three women couldn't guess the ways their lives will be changed by taking part in the trial and meeting eachother.

Written with sharp observation and a great sense of the period, this warm witty drama by Caroline and David Stafford shines a light on how iconic and life changing an invention the contraceptive pill was.

05 LAST20110121

Major changes occur in the lives of all three women taking part in the pill trial.

By Caroline and David Stafford.

Episode 5.

Major changes occur in the lives of all three women taking part in the contraceptive pill trial

Cast:

Jeanette- Clare Corbett

Isobel- Naomi Frederick

June- Sarah Smart

Lella Florence- Joanna Monro

Ray- Lloyd Thomas

Lawrence- Henry Devas

Kenneth- Rupert Simonian

Produced by Lucy Collingwood.

It's 1960 in Birmingham and Lella Florence is looking for women to help with trials of the contraceptive pill.

Married women in a certain age and weight bracket are required.

Three very different women decide to take part.

Ditsy June's fed up with being under the influence of her overbearing in laws and would rather save up for a new bathroom than for another baby.

Glamorous Jeanette wants to avoid another agonising labour and to keep her wealthy husband happy.

And Isobel has her own secret reasons for signing up.

All three women couldn't guess the ways their lives will be changed by taking part in the trial and meeting each other.

Written with sharp observation and a great sense of the period, this warm witty drama by Caroline and David Stafford shines a light on how iconic and life changing an invention the contraceptive pill was.