The Time The Place: Belfast and Tallinn Women

The Time The Place: Belfast and Tallinn Women

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Belfast, Estonia, Tallinn




Production 15/03/1988


47min 27sec




1 inch



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Mike Scott presents this episode of The Time The Place, live from Belfast with Leonid Zolotarevsky hosting from Tallinn. The programme is centred around women, with women from both Northern Ireland and Estonia discussing through a video link, issues they face in day to life - such as the working mother and democracy in the home.

What is found out, is that women from both the Soviet Union and the United Kingdom take on the main bulk of responsibilities in the household but that the younger generation is "becoming more democratic in family life" were as an older woman from Belfast states that perhaps "our generation of allowing men" to get away with not pitching in as much. A main concern for the women in both audiences is the issue of adequate childcare, with the women from Northern Ireland envious of the help government and companies give to those in Estonia, however even the women in Tallinn admit it is still difficult.

Other topics covered are abortion and contraception, education, divorce, infidelity, alcoholism and the change of women's role in society post WWII.


A Ulster Television Production for ITV

Presented by Mike Scott and Leonid Zolotarevsky 

Director: Mervyn Waugh

Producer: Hugh Owens 

Executive Producer: Mary McAnally




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