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Vaughan | 00:00 UK time, Tuesday, 7 February 2006

A quick heads-up about a programme worth tuning into tomorrow evening (Wednesday) on BBC ONE at 7.30pm, as the landmark documentary series Child of Our Time concentrates on Parys's Story.

Parys Lapper

Parys is the only child of disabled artist Alison Lapper. It's been an extraordinary year for them both. In September 2005, artist Marc Quinn unveiled his enormous statue in Trafalgar Square of Alison, pregnant with Parys. Alison has been thrust into the media spotlight as an "icon of disability and motherhood", but what is the reality of her and Parys's life together?

Alison Lapper, Parys's mum

Oh, and while you're about it, take a look at the Parenting website's fantastic new Parenting Video on Demand service, accessible from the Child of Our Time homepage. Not only does it have lots of broadband video offering parenting tips and advice by topic and by age, but you can also watch episodes from all five past series of Robert Winston's Child of Our Time.

• Ouch link: A couple of years ago, Emma Bowler spoke to Alison about parenting and taking part in the series, and the full article is still available on Ouch - Child of Our Time: Alison Lapper.


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