Tag: Disability

Review: ITV Tonight Programme: Against The Odds

I always hold my breath when it comes to ITV’s handling of disability as programming usually sets my teeth on edge due to the narrative usually adopted. So, after watching my daily fix of Emmerdale, and I saw the programme’s title was ‘Against The Odds’. Wow, I thought, maybe this is an actual look at …

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The Guardian – Let’s Talk About Disability Series

Talking About Disability The wonderful and frank ‘Talking about disability’ series on The Guardian website.  Disability campaigner Nicola Clark chats with Warwick Davis, Baroness Tanni Gray-Thompson and Sally Bercow about their experiences of disability. From the dwarf perspective, I love Warwick’s recounting his P.E. frustrations at school, something I gladly left behind at a young …

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3 Tips For Buying Petrol As A Person With Restricted Growth

I’ve blogged about this before, but I am always apprehensive when I go to the petrol station to fill up the car.   On more than one occasion I have been either stopped or had an issue with pressing the pump.    Thankfully it doesn’t happen so often these days, but if you are like me – …

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Programme Review: Channel 4 – Seven Dwarves – 20th September 11

Tonight it was Craig’s turn to have the camera turned on his story in tonight’s episode of Channel 4’s Seven Dwarves (#sevendwarves).  An equally humorous and dark episode which highlights we all discriminate against something in life whether you are short, tall or fat.  Craig’s depiction of this had me stitches with his rant about …

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Programme Review: Small Teen, Bigger World

Over the last month, I’ve laughed, cried and at times felt uncomfortable as Jasmine and her Mum, Bev have allowed us a glimpse into their world. Bev provides a wonderful lightness to the somewhat heavy subjects handled throughout the documentary series.  Remembered my own shock of failing my first driving test after always seeming to …

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BBC Ouch! Podcast with Jasmine and Bev Burkitt

Ladies and Gents the wonderful Jasmine and Bev Burkitt can be heard interviewed by Mat Fraser and Liz Carr on the Ouch Podcast, the disability talk show brought to you by the BBC.  They talk about their documentary Small Teen, Bigger World, their future plans and their opinion on the portrayal of restricted growth people …

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