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Alex Brooker: Disability and Me

In this intimate and extremely personal documentary, comedian and TV presenter Alex Brooker examines his disability to acknowledge for the first time how much it impacts on who he is.

In this intimate and extremely personal documentary, comedian and TV presenter Alex Brooker examines his disability to acknowledge for the first time how much it impacts on who he is.

Alex revisits key moments from his past, uncovering both joyful and difficult memories. Having conversations with family and friends that he has never had before, Alex engages with elements of his disability he has avoided until now.

Turning to the present, Alex explores what it really means to be disabled in the UK today. Admitting that he knows he is out of touch with many people’s disability experiences, Alex comes face to face with the lives of disabled Brits around the country to see the reality of day-to-day life - from prejudice and lack of support to resilience, camaraderie and just 'being me'.

Alex looks to the future, finally able to address his concerns around his own health and mobility and ready to explore what medical options might be available to him.

By the end of the documentary, Alex has a new perspective on being a disabled person and the role it will play for his sense of self over the rest of his life.

59 minutes

Last on

Fri 24 Jul 2020 00:30

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:06

    Låpsley

    Painter

  • 00:07

    Gabrielle Aplin

    Home

  • 00:13

    Novo Amor

    Carry You

  • 00:20

    Sunset Sons

    Remember

  • 00:56

    Dagobert

    Bild

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Alex Brooker
Executive Producer Sarah Trigg
Director Pamela Gordon
Producer Jonathan Skuse
Production Manager Lucy Kenway
Production Company 7 Wonder Productions

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