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BBC TV and Radio this week: the rights of disabled people and an Olympic journey

Dan Slipper Dan Slipper | 09:46 UK time, Wednesday, 3 August 2011

There was a welcome repeat this week of the Radio 4 documentary ADHD and Me.

Comedian Rory Bremner

Comedian Rory Bremner has found success in his ability to switch between impersonating many different people. But behind his comic persona is a man who finds difficulty focusing, loses the thread of conversation and takes on too many tasks leaving his personal and professional life in disarray. Following a diagnosis of ADHD within the family, Bremner has realised he too may have the condition.

During the programme, he finds out how ADHD affects adults, how attitudes have changed in the two decades since it was first recognised, and explores ways in which support can be given.

Other highlights include:

Listen - Radio 4 - You and Yours
Peter White considers how the rights of disabled people have changed over the past 40 years.

Listen - Radio 4 - Blind Man's Bete Noir
Peter explores his bete noire of going slowly.

Listen - Radio 4 - In Touch
The journalist Maggie Rosen talks about her partial sight and Can't See Will Cook.

Listen - Radio 5 Live - Richard Bacon
Adam Ant tells of his decade of dealing with mental illness.

Listen - Radio 4 - You and Yours An Olympic Journey
Deaf comedian Steve Day gives his assessment of the Olympic journey from Heathrow to Stratford.

Watch - BBC Two - Top Gear
Richard Hammond meets a disabled rally team attempting the famous off-road Dakar rally.

Watch - BBC Three - Small Teen Bigger World
Jazz learns to drive her own specially-modified car and fulfils her dream of doing work experience at an animal hospital in America.

Catch up with disability radio & TV programmes on the BBC every Wednesday at this blog.


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