Tomorrow night Channel 4 airs the first in a new series called Katie, My Beautiful Friends following Katie Piper, the TV presenter who has facially scarred after an acid attack, as she meets young people who also been scarred. I haven’t seen the show so I can comment on itRead More about Perfection in Imperfection.
I regularly run a session of disability awareness training for various companies, and am about to venture into training for media companies. I got the gig after I passed on some comments about language and disability to a TV production company. But before I begin advising them, I must admitRead More about Out of Touch?
Following on from my last blog, it seems that society really is moving towards fascism. Today I watched the Wright Stuff on Channel 5, as I do almost every morning, and sat in horror as they covered the story of a learning disabled woman who is threatened with being sterilizedRead More about Who will cry out when they come for you?
I was very pleased to hear that Miriam O’Reilly won her case for age discrimination yesterday. It is time that the BBC’s obsession with youth was ended, but I do feel it is important to point out that however bad it might be to be a female presenter/broadcaster of advancingRead More about Oh, to be an able bodied older woman!!??
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
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