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Duration: 50 minutes

Eighty-five-year-old EastEnders actress June Brown thinks the way we treat older people in this country lacks respect. She thinks they are undervalued, pushed aside and ignored. In this programme, June tries to find out what's gone wrong and what can be done about it.

On her journey, she talks to elderly people about what it is like to be in the care system. She even visits her former on-screen husband John Bardon, who had a stroke five years ago and now needs 24-hour care. June's personal views come to the fore when her own family challenge her to say what she wants to happen if she ever needed care. June's first response is to dismiss the notion but, as the film progresses, she comes to a surprising decision.

Last on

Fri 31 Aug 2012 01:25 BBC One

Credits

Presenter
June Brown
Presenter
June Brown
Producer
Kirsty Wilson
Executive Producer
Simon Dickson
Executive Producer
Simon Dickson
Producer
Guy Gilbert
Producer
Guy Gilbert
Director
Guy Gilbert
Director
Guy Gilbert

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