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BBC TWO is taking a bold and innovative approach to covering disability
issues this autumn with a season of drama and documentaries that
tackle the complex subject head-on.
groundbreaking films give viewers a unique and provocative view
of the world, through the eyes of a disparate group of disabled
is also the first time that BBC TWO will explore disability through
Jane Root, BBC TWO Controller, said: "For the first time we
are using drama - as well as documentaries - to tackle this often
undiscussed subject, and the result is some really powerful voices,
which I think will help us to confront our own fears and prejudices.
Your Problem? avoids the all-too-frequent approach of presenting
disabled people as either heroes or villains and instead tries to
reflect what it really means to people to be disabled now, in the
documentaries in the season include:
In Seven, in which the experiences of four people with disabilities
paint a revealing insider's view of life in Britain today;
Thalidomide, the story of three British people whose mothers
were given the drug Thalidomide during pregnancy, but who survived;
Man Who Learned To See, the moving and funny documentary telling
the extraordinary human story of Mike May and his struggle to see;
(working title), the story of 12-year-old Krystie Maddox, diagnosed
with Friedreich's Ataxia, a progressive disorder of the nervous
system which affects balance, co-ordination, movement and sensation;
dramas in the season include:
And Blood, about a father whose world is turned upside down
when he discovers the truth about his origins;
North Face, The Egg and Urban Myth, short 10-minute
films by three of the UK's best-known writers, specifically written
for three of the UK's best disabled actors.
Notes to Editors
The What's Your Problem?
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