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Dangerous remedy

"Based on a true story, Dangerous Remedy tells the fascinating story of Dr Bertram Wainer. Living and working in Melbourne in the 1960s, Dr Wainer put his life at risk to expose police corruption in an effort to change the law on abortion and put an end to the illegal operations that were killing young women. When Dr Wainer is called out to tend to the daughter of old friends who is dying as a result of a backyard abortion, performed in filthy conditions, he is angry. This should not have happened. He vows to take a stand against the forces that allow this dangerous industry to thrive. The law must be changed to allow access to safe abortion, but can one man make a difference? Wainer is an ordinary citizen who finds himself in an extraordinary situation where his life and those of the people around him are threatened when he tries to change the status quo"--ABC-TV website.

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Barcode Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Branch Status Due Date Res.
32320003329830 Drama
DVD   Maitland library . . Available .  
32320004467985 Drama
DVD   Thornton library . . On Loan . 2 Nov 2019
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Field name Details
Classification Number Drama
Title Dangerous remedy [DVD]
Edition Widescreen.
Publisher [Australia] : : Roadshow Entertainment [distributor],, [2012].
Physical Description sd., col. ;
Series DVD
Drama
Note "R-113105-9"
Special features: Behind the scenes featurette.
Off-air recording of ABC1 program, broadcast 4 Nov., 2012. Originally produced by Eclipse Films in association with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, c2012.
Based on the book 'It isn't nice' by Bertram Wainer.
Performer Jeremy Sims, Susie Porter, William McInnes, Maeve Dermody, Peter O'Brien and Gary Sweet.
"Based on a true story, Dangerous Remedy tells the fascinating story of Dr Bertram Wainer. Living and working in Melbourne in the 1960s, Dr Wainer put his life at risk to expose police corruption in an effort to change the law on abortion and put an end to the illegal operations that were killing young women. When Dr Wainer is called out to tend to the daughter of old friends who is dying as a result of a backyard abortion, performed in filthy conditions, he is angry. This should not have happened. He vows to take a stand against the forces that allow this dangerous industry to thrive. The law must be changed to allow access to safe abortion, but can one man make a difference? Wainer is an ordinary citizen who finds himself in an extraordinary situation where his life and those of the people around him are threatened when he tries to change the status quo"--ABC-TV website.
Classification Classification: MA 15+. Strong themes, sex scene and violence.
Wainer, Bertram Barney, -- 1928-1987
Subject Abortion -- Victoria -- History -- Drama
Police corruption -- Victoria -- Drama
Women -- Australia -- Social conditions -- Drama
Additional Author Lander, Ned
Vameron. Ken
Sims, Jeremy
Porter, Susie
McInnes, William, 1963-
Dermody, Maeve
O'Brien, Peter, 1960 Mar. 25-
Sweet, Gary
Wainer, Bertram Barney, 1928-1987
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