“The Woman in the Wall review – Ruth Wilson is mesmerising in this beautifully made gothic mystery
A woman whose baby was taken away in a Magdelene laundry wakes to find a dead body in her house. Did she do it? And how does a priest’s death relate? This is a poignant journey into trauma
“Man hands on misery to man for sure – but the misery man has handed on to woman sometimes seems of another order entirely.
“And so to The Woman in the Wall, the BBC’s new six-part drama set in Ireland where the power of the Catholic church over female bodies and their fates was unassailed and, until the blink of an eye ago, looked to be unassailable.
“Written by Joe Murtagh, it is based on the experiences of those who were sent – usually by their families, usually with the encouragement of their local priest – to the Magdalene laundries or, if pregnant, to the mother and baby homes that were often attached to the facilities that ran on the girls’ indentured servitude.”
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