Tagged with: Disability
Emily Staunton and Jasmine Rankin
Tattoos, partying and crude comedy: meet the new, younger generation of carers
As an actor there are some auditions you are invited to where you want the part so much it's hard to control your excitement and nerves. For me The Best Of Men was one of those. I had known of Dr Guttmann ever since playing wheelchair basketball at the Guttmann Centre (now Stoke Mandeville S...
My mum's house had become so full of clutter that she couldn't get through the front door without a struggle. She was sleeping on a scrap of floor in the hall as each of her five bedrooms were inaccessible.
When we approached Rita about making Rita Simons: My Daughter, Deafness and Me, she was initially unsure about the amount of exposure it would bring her then five-year-old daughter Maiya. Rita Simons: My Daughter, Deafness and Me Maiya was diagnosed with hearing loss at six months old...
On completing a ski race I arrived back at the mountain lodge to publish the results on my blog and noticed an email from a friend, which was entitled "North Pole". My heartbeat raised and I became immediately excited. For the first time since my injury I knew without hesitation that this wa...
About 18 months ago, I was approached by the BBC asking whether we would be interested in making a programme about critical illness, death, and dying. I work as a consultant in the Neurosciences Critical Care Unit (NCCU) at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge. Our unit is one of the largest i...
I'm really interested in making documentaries that go into worlds we seldom get to see, so I was thrilled to be asked to work with producer Lucy Cohen on an observational film made inside a psychiatric hospital. I'd also had an old mate who'd been in and out of psychiatric hospital many time...
Controller, BBC One
Almost 10 years ago I produced and directed a BBC television series called Living With Cancer. The team and I spent two years at the Middlesex Hospital following the experiences of a group of patients as they confronted the realities of living with a life-threatening disease. One of the most rem...
Hello. I'm the commissioning editor for factual programmes on BBC Three. A key part of my job is to find and help manage programme ideas that feel distinctive and original. Disability is a subject that can easily be forgotten or pushed aside by the mainstream. But at BBC Three we've aimed to ...