Letter: No hard evidence

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Sir: In his interview (16 August) with Ken Loach and myself about the film Ladybird, Ladybird, which concerns a woman whose children were taken away by the social services, Peter Guttridge says that the journalist Carol Sarler believes 'Loach has been irresponsible in presenting the story'.

Ms Sarler may allege that there were ' 'good serious reasons' for removing the children', but she fails to say what these reasons are. Dark hints, such as these, put the family concerned back into the vicious circle of unsubstantiated allegations that led to its children being taken away in the first place.

Our story is based on the facts of the case as substantiated by the courts. The incidents are true and we have heard no hard evidence from Ms Sarler to the contrary.

Yours sincerely,


Parallax Pictures

London, WC2

17 August

The writer is the producer of 'Ladybird, Ladybird'.