Screen • BBC • The Spongers

First transmitted: 24/01/78

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Deserted by her husband, Pauline struggles to look after her four children, including one with Down’s syndrome, on state benefits. But with the Queen’s Silver Jubilee approaching, things are about to get even tougher.

  • Producer: Tony Garnett,
  • Director: Roland Joffe,
  • Writer: Jim Allen
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