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Disability on the BBC this week

Emma Emma | 08:55 UK time, Friday, 17 June 2011


Your weekly fix of disability related programmes from the BBC, available on iPlayer for a limited time.

Listen - Radio 4 Afternoon Play - If You Try Sometimes
Chloe has cerebral palsy and is certain she will lose her adored carer Rose, when Rose falls for an apparently perfect man.

Watch - BBC Three - Angry Boys
Chris Lilley, the creator and star of Summer Heights High, has a new mockumentary series focusing on young twin brothers. Watch out for the antics of deaf brother Nathan. Find out more about the show in this BBC Three blog post. Contains very strong language and adult humor.

Listen - Radio 4 - In Touch
Why some councils are cutting subscriptions for talking books to save money. Plus, how accessible are e-books for blind and partially sighted people?

Listen - Radio 4 - Call You and Yours
At home or in care? Where's the best place for young people with disabilities to enjoy a safe and happy life?

Listen - BBC Norfolk - Louise Priest
A survey by disability charity Scope suggests disabled Britons are facing more discrimination. Louise speaks to those in Norfolk who have faced abuse because of their disability.

Watch - BBC Two - Terry Pratchett: Choosing To Die
Author Sir Terry Pratchett considers whether he might be able to end his life before Alzheimer's disease takes over. He travels to the Dignitas Clinic in Switzerland and witnesses first hand the procedures set out for assisted death.

Watch - BBC Two - Choosing To Die: Newsnight Debate
Jeremy Paxman speaks to Terry Pratchett about his documentary and a panel of studio guests debate the controversial issues around assisted dying.

Coming Up

Watch - Inside Out West
Beau Britton, seven, from Cornwall is the first child to be funded by a local NHS trust for a procedure which aims to permanently reduce spasticity in people with cerebral palsy. An Inside Out special documentary tells his story on BBC One in the west, on Monday the 20th of June at 7.30 PM. Or watch afterwards anywhere in the UK via iPlayer

Listen - Radio 4's Friday Play - When The Bough Breaks
Julia Hollander's play, inspired by her own experience, about the dilemma she faced over whether to put her badly brain-damaged child up for adoption in order to keep the rest of her family together. Friday the 17th of June at 9 PM.

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