A Proper little mother to them all

United Kingdom, 1965

Film
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Episode of Series “Man Alive”.
How does the oldest girl in a family look after her brothers and sisters when the mother has died or gone away? This film is about two such cases. Seventeen-year-old Carole who lost her mother through cancer a year ago, now looks after six young brothers and sisters on her own. Frances, who comes from a family of twelve however, has a father who works and provides for the family, and a Home Help who also does a lot of hard work for the twelve children, but Frances is the only mother the younger children will ever know.

Credits

production company

BBC Enterprises

Language

English

Duration

00:30:00:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

27614

Subject categories

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Children - Social conditions

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Family - Social aspects

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Single parents

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Social problems

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Social service

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Brothers and sisters

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Children - Family relationships

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Children and death

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Family - Psychological aspects

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Parenting

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Teenage parents

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Teenagers - Family relationships

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Teenage parents

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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