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We Won't Drop the Baby

Documentary laying bare the joys and hurdles of disabled parenting over a six month period, following comedian Laurence Clark and his wife Adele, who both have cerebral palsy.

Comedian Laurence Clark and his wife Adele both have cerebral palsy. Six years ago when they had a baby boy, Tom, they were criticised by doctors for being irresponsible. Laurence is wheelchair-bound, and Adele is heavily dependent on her crutches. But now Adele is pregnant again. And this time Adele is determined to have a natural birth. It is a brave decision, considering Laurence's cerebral palsy was caused by his own difficult birth, and Adele's CP affects her from the waist down.

For six months we join Laurence, Tom and Adele in an observational film that lays bare the joys and hurdles of disabled parenting.

As if they didn't have enough to deal with - just four weeks after Adele's due date, Laurence is set to appear at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe performing his comedy routine throughout the summer. It will be an exciting and challenging time for the Clarks as they make the journey up north, complete with their newborn baby. Will Laurence be able to balance family life with his passion for comedy?

50 minutes

Last on

Wed 4 Apr 2012 02:25

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Credits

Role Contributor
Producer Zoe Callan
Producer Zoe Callan
Director Zoe Callan
Director Zoe Callan
Production Manager Lynda McCaig
Production Manager Lynda McCaig
Executive Producer Elspeth O'Hare
Executive Producer Elspeth O'Hare
Executive Producer Sam Anthony
Executive Producer Sam Anthony

Broadcasts

  • Sun 25 Mar 2012 22:25
  • Sun 25 Mar 2012 22:45
  • Sun 25 Mar 2012 23:05
  • Wed 28 Mar 2012 22:45
  • Wed 4 Apr 2012 02:25