Two young newlyweds learn that their much-wanted first child will die of a fatal foetal abnormality.
If they lived in England, Wales or Scotland, both families could seek a legal termination.
But this is Northern Ireland, where abortion laws have been among the most restrictive in Europe.
Based on true stories, Three Families is a compelling and thoughtful two-part drama from screenwriter in Gwyneth Hughes. It explores the emotional background to a controversial campaign which culminated in the UK government forcing a liberalisation of the law in Northern Ireland.
Cast include Genevieve O’Reilly, Kerri Quinn, Lola Petticrew, Owen McDonnell & Ger Ryan.
Three Families – Australian Premiere airs Wednesdays at 8.30pm from June 9 on BBC First
BBC First is available in Australia on Foxtel and Fetch TV