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1970's TV Drama, what is it?

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Velvetee | 13:41 Thu 09th Sep 2010 | TV
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Hi,

Please can someone help. For ages I've been trying to locate the name of a late 1970's one off TV Drama and as I can't remember the name it's proving impossible. I can't find anything on IMDB, even with keywords in the search facility.

The programme was run over 2 or 3 nights and was about a Profoundly deaf young woman who runs away from home and ends up in London. Various people take advantage of her and she ends up getting into prostitution, in one scene, I recall she accidentally gets slashed across the cheek with a knife.

It was quite violent and at the time had alot of press coverage because of this. To be honest, I shouldn't have been watching it as I was only about 9 or 10 at the time. I think the title may have been the deaf woman's name. I thought it may have been called "Sandra", but can't find anything under that name. Any ideas?

Thanks

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Ok. Found it. The drama was called "Dummy" it was directed in 1977 by Franc Roddam.
The actress who played "Sandra" was Geraldine James.
14:50 Thu 09th Sep 2010
I was thinking Cathy Come Home ,,,maybe?
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Thanks Bobbi, but that film was alot earlier than the one I'm thinking of.
What's IMDB?
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I remember it too, doesn't she end up getting pregnant and some weird Arabic/Asian bloke gets off with her? - he writes her this really cringy over the top poem, she tries to get away from him but he turns out to be a bit obsessed and makes a nuisance of himself. I seem to remember a scene where she is running away from him pushing a pram.
Ok. Found it. The drama was called "Dummy" it was directed in 1977 by Franc Roddam.
The actress who played "Sandra" was Geraldine James.
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Hmm Answerprancer well done and thanks, you could well be right. Obviously I was quite young so wouldn't remember the actors. I remember the character Sandra had lots of bushy hair, as does Geraldine James.

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