Tuesday, 20 October 2009
Disability In UKTV Drama
All About me (2004) a comedy starring Jasper Carrot and a charactre with cerebral palsy
The Story of Tracy Beaker finished 2006 childrens drama based on the books by Jacquelyn Wilson and a character with learning disabilities.
Phycoville (2009) a comedy involving a character with learning disabilities and a dwarf.
Doctor Who a sci fi involves Davross and the leader of the cybermen as wheelchair users.
Casualty a continuing series involves the character Mr Jordan who through his brain tumor has speech and memory disabilities.
Grange Hill a children’s drama in 2003 it involved a character with asperges syndrome.
Byker Grove a children’s drama where the character played by Dec known by the double Ant and Dec went blind.
Little Britain a comedy involving the character pretending to be disabled Lou.
Robin Hood (2006-2007) the recent BBC adaptation didn’t include the blind character like in the film
Bionic Woman ITV drama (2007) A character who has a car accident and is near to death is given prosthetic bionic limbs, special eyesight and the ability to jump from building to building.
Bleak House (2007) a BBC literary drama involved the wheelchair user who used the phrase “shake me up judy!”.
Little Dorrit (2008) BBC Also involved a wheelchair using character.
Eastenders a soap where Ben Mitchell is a hard of hearing 10 year old.