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Duration: 1 hour

As this documentary opens, Andrew Slorance, 42, declares: 'I wanted to do something really different, something that was going to make a difference to other people and a difference to me in my own life.'

A wheelchair user since he was paralysed in a fall from a tree in his early teens, Nairn-based Andrew has always been frustrated by standard wheelchairs - what he sees as their limitations and lack of appeal. His quest is to make and sell the perfect wheelchair. As Andrew's wife Mary says, 'Why not have a wheelchair that is super sexy looking?'

This surprisingly emotional film follows his endeavour to bring his idea to fruition and hopefully see his 'perfect wheelchair' become a reality. Along the way he is seen sinking his heart, soul, cash and family into the project, encountering manufacturing headaches, Dragons Deborah Meaden and Richard Farleigh, and a prototype which is dropped and damaged hours before the first public unveiling of his wheelchair.

Last on

Sun 9 Sep 2012 22:30 BBC Two Wales only


Executive Producer
Jo Roe
Executive Producer
Jo Roe


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