When the Bough Breaks

  |  Buy to Own: 23/05/2011
Rated TBC by the BBFC


1940s drama about a mother who later regrets her decision to give up her son. Finding out that her husband has committed bigamy, new mother Lily Bates (Patricia Roc) decides to bring up her son, Jimmy (Cavan Malone), single-handedly. Suffering from ill health, however, Lily is forced to leave Jimmy in the care of nursery worker Frances Norman (Rosamund John) and her husband, Robert (Patrick Holt). Although she later recovers, Lily decides it best to let Jimmy stay with the Normans. She falls in love with and weds shop owner Bill Collins (Bill Owen) but, when it becomes apparent she can't move on without Jimmy, the couple go to try and claim him back...