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Friday, 25 March 2011

Born to Lead

Well things have been a bit manic here.  The Documentary goes out soon and there has been some publicity to get sorted out. I appeared as a guest on the Fred MacAulay radio programme this morning and you can listen to the whole programme or move the start bar to 23 minutes - just a short interview but you can listen to it again on the BBC iplayer link
below

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0074hh3     and click on the 25th March prog.

Some Scottish Newspapers have picked up on the potential story, so, we will see what happens next.



Born to Lead

WATCH:

NEXT ON:

Monday19:30 on BBC One (Scotland only)

SYNOPSIS

Episode image for Born to Lead
Blind BBC journalist Ian Hamilton has to find a new guide dog. For eight years Ian has relied on his trusted guide dog Moss but now Moss is getting old and has to retire. Born to Lead charts Ian's journey as he tries to find a replacement dog. Along the way Ian asks why so few visually impaired people rely on guide dogs and he explores what the alternatives are to guide dogs from white sticks to cutting edge technology where you can "see" with your tongue. As Ian sees his guide dog as a key to his independence the film also uncovers the startling fact that across Britain 180,000 visually impaired people never leave their home alone.

CREDITS

Presenter
Ian Hamilton
Director
Preeti Prasaad
Director
Jonathan Rippon
Producer
Jonathan Rippon
Producer
Preeti Prasaad

4 comments:

  1. Very cool! Well, except for the manic part.

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  2. There must also be a few (or thousands of) people, NOT visually impaired/blind, who don't leave their home without an escort. A friend of mine was knocked down by a cyclist three years ago: several operations and spells in hospital late - she's still not able to go out on her own.
    Jay

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  3. Were you in Bolton Abbey on Wednesday 23.03.11?, If it was you and Renton I can only say how impressed I was with Renton, such a magnificent dog and so caring, the expression on his face and the way he walked with you - very admirable. You have a brilliant new partner.

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  4. Hello there, sorry the well behaved pooch was not Renton or me..but good to know that guide dogs are behaving themselves out there!

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