The withdrawal of Distaval in November 1961 was just the beginning of a very long battle for parents of thousands of children who faced a lifetime of operations, pain, exclusion and struggle. When Harold Evans discovered that, ten years later, parents were being offered a derisory £7,500 in a take-it-or-leave-it final offer he was horrified. And, to make matters worse, the fact that a court case was still ongoing meant that angry and grieving parents had nowhere to turn but against each other as each fought for what they believed was the best for their child.
Harold Evans stepped into this breach and risked his own freedom, and the future of the Sunday Times, in order to expose what he believed was a massive injustice. The thalidomide story is the centrepiece of an enthralling film which deserves to be seen by a wide audience.
We are delighted that Sir Harold Evans is such a key supporter of our campaign to ensure that the full story of events in Germany is told.
An example of the media coverage of the film can be found here.