Aug 2019 BBC One announces new Studio Lambert drama When It Happens To You

For more than half a century, any woman in the UK with an unwanted pregnancy has been legally entitled to ask for a termination - except in Northern Ireland.

As Northern Ireland faces a potential change to its law on abortion, BBC One announces a new Studio Lambert drama based on real-life stories.

When It Happens To You is made by the producers of Three Girls, the BBC's multi-award winning account of the grooming scandal in Rochdale. Its writer Gwyneth Hughes (Doing Money, Vanity Fair) explores the emotive issues around abortion in Northern Ireland and the experience of families and their loved ones whose lives have been profoundly affected by it.