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    The story of Philomena Lee

    The story of Philomena Lee

    In 1952 an eighteen year old Philomena Lee was sent to a convent for young unmarried mothers in Roscrea, County Tipperary. Philomena gave birth to a boy called Anthony and when he was three years old he was taken from Philomena and sold for adoption. Both mother and son went to extraordinary attempts to find each other, and now it features in a new movie with Judi Dench playing Philomena while Steve Coogan plays journalist Martin Sixsmith. Martin Sixsmith spoke to Miriam from London. The Story of Philomena Lee, Judi Dench & Steve Coogan pictured above in the making of the film.

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-john-murray-show/programmes/2013/1017/480924-the-john-murray-show-thursday-17-october-2013/?clipid=1335160

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