This week on See Hear it's an Arts special. We look back at the fifty year career of the late Tony Hart, the television artist who inspired generations of children. We take a look at his landmark programme Vision On which was designed for both deaf and hearing children, using little dialogue but communicating with quirky, sometimes surreal animation, art, sign and performance. With tributes from his daughter Carolyn Ross, on screen colleagues Sylvester McCoy and Wilf Lunn and Aardman Animations - the creators of Morph - we find out more about the man behind the art.
Two young Deaf winners of the National Youth Disability Film Awards talk us through their Wallace and Gromit inspired animation and we visit Deaf music ensemble Hi-Notes who last year beat thousands of hearing entrants to perform their composition at the Schools Prom at The Royal Albert Hall. For more information about Hi-Notes visit http://www.deafyouthorchestra.org.uk/.
And we meet the casting director in a race against time to find a young Deaf actor for a major new CBBC comedy drama.
If you think you're right for the part and you'd like to audition please call or SMS Emma on 07958 986 213 or email firstname.lastname@example.org - Make sure you have the permission of your parent/guardian before getting in touch.
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In 2004, a stash of old film reels was found in the basement of an empty house by a Polish builder. At that time, no one could have guessed what fabulous treasures they would reveal. Their discovery and subsequent identification as British Deaf Association film footage dating back to the 1930s, has since had a profound impact on historians, not least of all many members of the deaf community. In 2007, See Hear broadcast some of the reels in a documentary about its contents, which included lost footage of Leslie Edwards, the mastermind behind the film reels. Since this time, new details have come to light. See Hear takes a second opportunity to delve into this rare footage and revisit the lost world of Leslie Edwards and 1930s deaf culture....
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With Valentine's Day fast approaching love is in the air on See Hear.
Last year's Valentine's show took three bachelors who were unlucky in love, gave them flirting and style tips, and sent them out on blind dates. There were plenty of cringe worthy moments, but the dates seemed to go well. Have the lads been more successful with the ladies since then?
And this year it's the ladies turn - 19 year old Lizzie has had a tough time of it lately which has really dented her confidence. See Hear's romance experts look to boost her self esteem with a make-over and romantic date at a top London location. Will See Hear manage to turn her love life around?