I did plan to write a blog about the various proposed changes in what assistance disabled people get via benefits and care packages, but I actually feel that everyone would do better to visit the Disability Now website, or read the current issue of the magazine. The team there haveRead More about Don’t read this… read that
I hope you all had a fantastic festive season, and a humdinger of a new year. I know I’ve only just about recovered from the NYE partying. Of course that is more a sign of increasing old age than a good time nowadays. While I was almost comatose on theRead More about A New Year call to arms
Last night I sat up in bed trying to write something about the BBC3 program “My Brother and Me”, but I found however hard I tried a mixture of anger, sadness and incredulity meant all that I could manage was an incoherent list of why this program was everything thatRead More about "My Brother and Me" or how to make Mik so angry he can’t rant!
Before I explore the subject of content, disability and television I feel I must just quickly give my solution of the issue of the title of the C4 show “Freaks of Nature”, that I posed in my last blog. The answer is a question mark. “Freaks of Nature?” not onlyRead More about Disability & TV – The Mik Scarlet Lecture – Part 3
In my last blog I hope I helped to explain why most disabled people find the use of the words brave and courageous in television output offensive, and why these words can have an effect the the mental health of anyone during the process of readjustment that occurs after comingRead More about Disability & TV – The Mik Scarlet Lecture – Part 2
Last night watched the Huw Wheldon Lecture with Dr Brian Cox OBE. As my wife Diane is currently studying for a degree in Physics, and so I am becoming interested in science by osmosis, we tend to catch whatever programs he is involved with. Not only is the Coxster oneRead More about Television & Disability – The Mik Scarlet Lecture – Part 1