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Blind Ambition

TV director Jamie O’Leary faces eye surgery that could lead to sight loss. He goes on a journey with blind comedian Jamie MacDonald to see how blind artists achieve their vision.

Jamie O’Leary has terrible sight, and is now facing eye surgery that could potentially lead to sight loss. A television director for almost 20 years, Jamie has produced groundbreaking programmes that take a fresh look at disability, as well as making popular travelogue shows with some of the UK’s funniest talent, including Karl Pilkington, Romesh Ranganathan and Katherine Ryan.

At this pivotal point in his life, O’Leary wants to explore how people cope with sight loss and how blind artists achieve their creative vision of a world they see from a unique perspective. So he has hooked up with blind observational comedian Jamie MacDonald to bring light and shade to facing the condition. Together, they’re on a blind-leading-the-nearly-blind mission to uncover and collaborate with the best blind creative talent.

59 minutes

Last on

Mon 9 Aug 2021 01:35

Music Played

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

  • 00:05

    Ray Charles

    Hit The Road Jack

  • 00:06

    Ray Charles

    Hit The Road Jack

  • 00:12

    George Baker Selection

    Little Green Bag

  • 00:23

    Cypress Hill

    Insane In The Brain

  • 00:24


    Lose Yourself

  • 00:49


    Blind Vision


Role Contributor
Presenter Jamie MacDonald
Presenter Jamie O'Leary
Director Jamie O'Leary
Producer Jan Bednarz
Line Producer Joanne Kneafsey
Editor Dan Jarman
Director of photography Ben Bishop
Executive Producer Mark Bell
Executive Producer Jane Merkin
Production Company Television Repairs Ltd


  • Sun 1 Aug 2021 22:00
  • Sun 1 Aug 2021 22:30
  • Thu 5 Aug 2021 23:15
  • Mon 9 Aug 2021 01:35

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