True Stories - Episode 2
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The stories behind ten people who changed the world. This second episode looks at Grace Darling, Edward Jenner, Rosa Parks, Dr Thomas Barnardo and Elizabeth Fry. (R)
This two-part series aimed at five- to seven-year-olds tells the stories of ten extraordinary and inspiring people who changed the world. These are tales of bravery, invention, determination and discovery. Each story begins when they were children, illustrating an event that shaped them or set them on their path.
The unfolding narrative is brought to life and played out using a unique mix of drama, choreographed movement, specially composed music and animation. The figures from history speak directly to their young audience, enabling the viewer to get to the emotional core of the story too - the determination to row a boat out into a storm to save lives, the thrill of a medical discovery or the fight to simply make things better.
This second episode looks at Grace Darling, Edward Jenner, Rosa Parks, Dr Thomas Barnardo and Elizabeth Fry.
The programme looks at Grace Darling's life in a lighthouse and the night she saved nine lives. It shows how Edward Jenner discovered a vaccine against smallpox, and follows Rosa Parks as she refuses to give up her seat on a bus and inspires a movement towards justice and equality. Plus it follows Dr Thomas Barnardo as he sets up a home for street children, and watches Elizabeth Fry change the lives of prisoners at Newgate. (R)