Just as the Edinburgh Television Festival is kicking off, BBC Three has unveiled a new season of programmes on disability.
The youth-skewing broadcaster has commissioned some ten programmes for the season which covers a broad range of subjects, from the lives of disabled students at the National Star College, to the story of a young boy who wants to have his left leg amputated and a docu-drama about a disabled couple’s struggle to keep their baby.
“BBC Three has a deservedly brilliant reputation for its seasons, so I’m proud to be announcing the Disability Season today”, said Sam Bickley, Channel Editor of BBC Three. “Following huge critical acclaim and high viewing figures for the channel’s Crime and Punishment and Mental Health seasons, we’ve commissioned a brand-new set of programmes around the issue of disability which doesn’t shy away from difficult subjects and faces head-on many of the issues facing young disabled people in Britain today”.
The ten shows which form the season are Disability High, The World’s Worst Place To Be Disabled, Personal Services, The Three Musketeers, My Broken Brain: Britain’s Secret Disability, The Truth About Becoming Disabled, Amal Fashanu: Where Is A Home For Amir?, The Boy Who Wants To Cut His Leg Off, The Totally Senseless Gameshow and My Baby.