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Bank Holiday viewing and listening on the BBC

Emma Emma | 17:26 UK time, Friday, 28 May 2010

Here's a run-down of some of the disability-related stuff you can watch and listen to on the BBC this bank holiday weekend.

The Politics Show North West
The programme takes a look at the pivotal role of Lord Alf Morris in passing the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act in 1970. A studio discussion with Councillor Pam Thomas, MP Paul Maynard and Amanda Batten of the National Autism Society follows.

BBC Scotland Investigates - Who's Cheating Who?
Government plans to end the UK's sicknote culture come under scrutiny as Mark Daly examines claims that patients with severe mental illness and cancer are being denied benefits and told they must find a job.

On Radio 4's In Touch programme for the 25th of May, Leonie Watson and Ian Macrae review the Internet Archive and have a go at accessing audio books.

On Sunday 30th and Monday 31st June at 9 pm, BBC One will broadcast a two part special to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Child Of Our Time, the 20 year social experiment which follows 25 children born in the UK in 2000. The show features disabled artist Alison Lapper and her son Parys.

The two programmes will explore the personalities of the Child of our Time children, and presenters Robert Winston and Sophie Raworth will reveal the results (so far) of Lab UK's Big Personality Test", which aims to gage the personality of the nation.

Finally, you can listen again to this edition of Woman's Hour, in which John Suchet discusses his wife's dementia.



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