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Episode 7

See Hear, Series 34 Episode 7 of 32

Several years ago, Trading Standards officers visited a quiet residential address in Manchester investigating the sale of counterfeit goods. They found a young deaf woman living in the cellar without sign language or speech. She had been imprisoned there for over 10 years against her will. See Hear investigates what happened on that day, and speaks to experts about the reasons why it happened.

The programme also commemorates the achievements of former See Hear series editor and British Sign Language Broadcasting Trust chief executive Terry Riley. He reflects on several decades of campaigning for the British Deaf Association, producing deaf television, being awarded the OBE, and battling his toughest foe yet - cancer.

Release date:

29 minutes

Last on

Thu 5 Jun 2014 00:50
BBC Two Northern Ireland

Ilyas Ashar has sentence increased

A couple who trafficked a 10-year-old girl to the UK and kept her as a servant for almost a decade have had their sentences increased.

Bina Shah: Hearing the Hopes of Pakistan's Deaf World

Bina Shah, a journalist living in Karachi, Pakistan, writes about the challenges deaf people face in Pakistan from birth and extending to every facet of their lives.


Role Contributor
Series ProducerWilliam Mager
Executive ProducerRoger Farrant

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