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Acting Disabled

BBC disability correspondent Nikki Fox examines how disability is portrayed on TV and in film and asks if enough opportunities are being offered to disabled actors.

BBC Disability Correspondent Nikki Fox looks at the way disability is portrayed on television and in film, and asks if enough opportunities are being offered to disabled actors, particularly in roles where disability is irrelevant.

Actors Lisa Hammond of EastEnders, Mat Fraser from American Horror Story, Julie Fernandez from The Office and Eldorado, and Liz Carr from Silent Witness share their experiences.

We also hear from the Chairman of the Casting Directors Guild Andy Pryor, agent Louise Dyson, film critic Nick Duncalf, and Alison Walsh, the BBC's Disability Lead.

Presenter: Nikki Fox
Producer: Phill Brown
An Alfi Media production for BBC Radio 4.

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28 minutes

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Thu 29 Dec 2016 11:30

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