Television


Last night, ITV Tonight broadcast a report into the lives of people living with dementia. There are now about 800,000 people in the UK with the condition, and presenter Fiona Foster met experts and carers who help those with the illness cope. It’s now estimated that one in three people will develop dementia in the […]


“Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events. It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or […]


In the UK, 70,000 children a year are born with a disability. But while a lot of resources go into ensuring people with disabilities lead full and empowered lives, governed by their own choices, are we guilty of neglecting the unpaid carers who support people with disabilities every day? Channel 4’s ‘Born to be Different’ […]


Comic Relief is a British charity founded in 1985 by the scriptwriter Richard Curtis and comedian Lenny Henry. The main event of the Comic Relief’s appeal is Red Nose Day which usually occurs on the second or third Friday in March. Its aim is to bring about a positive and lasting change in the lives […]


Over the past few weeks I have been unashamedly spending an hour of my Thursday nights reminiscing over times gone by whilst watching The Big Reunion on ITV2. For those of you who have not yet viewed this slice of TV magic, the show follows pop bands from the 1990s and 2000s reuniting in preparation […]


Like my colleague I too have been watching Derek on Channel 4. Aside from being a bit of an emotional rollercoaster to watch (causing me to almost cry one minute then laugh uncontrollably the next) it does bring to light some very real issues which many other programme makers would fear to broach. One very […]


Unless you have been living under a rock recently you will have heard, at least in passing, about Ricky Gervais’ new Channel 4 television show, Derek. Derek is a mockumentary which follows the daily affairs of a care home. We are introduced to the older men and women who reside in the care home, the […]


Match.com has the largest number of registered users of all internet dating websites and claim that 1 in 5 relationships now start online. Online dating seems to be coming increasingly popular and it is now estimated that the global online dating industry is worth over £2Billion. There seems to be a growing number of adverts […]


LDOK is an inclusive online radio station which gives talented people living with a disability the chance to get experience coordinating a radio show. It is an important platform for the recognition, support, promotion and development of the UK’s disabled community. We have our own radio show on LDOK which is broadcast on Thursdays at […]


2012 has been an exciting year in the world of disability sports, and the stars of this summer’s Paralympics shone brightly at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards, held at the Excel Centre in London on Sunday 16th December. Three Paralympic athletes were nominated for the overall Sports Personality of the Year prize: […]


This week saw the winners of the Mind Media Awards announced by Stephen Fry at a ceremony in London. The annual event aims to celebrate open, honest and fair portrayal of mental health in newspapers, online, and on television and radio. The full list of prize categories and winners was as follows: Factual Entertainment – Piers […]


Following the closure of an inspirational summer of sports, Dame Kelly Holmes has revealed that she self harmed on a number of occasions before her victory at the Athens Olympics in 2004. Holmes was apparently driven to cut her arms and chest after growing pressure to succeed in her sport, and due to a prolonged […]


Panorama has spent much of the spring and summer months filming in Shadsworth, a deprived estate in Blackburn. The finished documentary was aired on BBC1 last night at 9.00pm with the alleged intention of giving a balanced view of life on the estate. Having watched the documentary I can’t help but feel extremely disappointed with […]


We have had an amazing summer of sport and I have been particularly inspired by the Paralympic athletes who are currently adorning our television screens. The London Paralympics have been the biggest yet and team GB are making the country proud – they currently have 54 medals and are number two on the medals table! […]