ITV's Maternal highlights 'real people' behind NHS
The ‘political statement’ behind new ITV drama Maternal. Why don’t we talk about the tough return to work post-maternity leave? Does the system need to change? Maternal writer Jacqui Honess-Martin discusses her decision to highlight the struggles of a post-pandemic NHS, and her ‘political statement’ around the realities of women returning to work from Maternity leave. In this episode:
- What was the inspiration behind the drama?
- Is Maternal a realistic look at the NHS?
- How new mums struggle with their identity
- Why mothers should recognise they’re not alone
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