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Are You Having a Laugh? TV and Disability

A humorous and irreverent look at the way disability has been portrayed on TV over the last 50 years, narrated by David Walliams and featuring comics, actors and pundits.

A humorous and irreverent look at the way disability has been portrayed on TV over the last 50 years, narrated by David Walliams. From Sandy in Crossroads to Brenda in The Office, we will see how the subject has been done well, how it has been done badly and how box ticking and the odd token wheelchair has helped this process. We look at the astonishing journey from Ironside to Cast Offs, Monty Python to The Office and Little Britain.

With contributions from comics, actors and pundits including Stephen Merchant, Ben Miller, Mat Fraser, Kiruna Stamell, Tanni Grey-Thompson, Ash Attala, Dom Joly, Jimmy Tarbuck, Julie Fernandez and Frencesca Martinez, the programme looks back at the way we used to see disability on our screens and how that compares with what is on there today.

1 hour

Last on

Wed 21 Mar 2012 00:20

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter David Walliams
Executive Producer Judith Holder
Producer Kate Monaghan

Broadcasts

  • Fri 25 Jun 2010 21:00
  • Wed 30 Jun 2010 23:50
  • Wed 7 Jul 2010 00:40
  • Tue 20 Mar 2012 23:20
  • Tue 20 Mar 2012 23:50
  • Wed 21 Mar 2012 00:20