The Undateables

Love it or hate it it’s coming back to our screens and the production team are looking for new people with disabilities to take centre stage. 

I know some of you felt quite strongly about it, that it was patronising, that is was the wrong approach or didn’t feature a disability relevant to you, (it’s impossible to represent all disabilities in one programme), but I felt that sometimes it was too easy to focus on the contributors with learning disabilities, it makes for a cute package that gives an audience a warm, fuzzy ‘aww’ feeling. 

I think the challenge is to explore the dating world of those with physical disabilities and the preconceived ideas some able bodied people have about dating someone with a disability; perhaps even change their own attitudes about dating a man or woman with a disability?

So rather than grumble about it why not apply? Be the funny, vivacious disabled man or woman that we all know isn’t featured on TV enough, show another side of disability! 

So if you’re single and looking to date why not let them do the ‘legwork’?

Contact Betty Productions: undateables@betty.co.uk

Or check out their Facebook page to find out more:

https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/The-Undateables/434923796521048 

And if you didn’t see it but want to, catch the last series here:

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-undateables/4od

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About Shannon Murray

I am an actress, broadcaster, writer and lawyer; not really that unusual but I am also paraplegic as a result of an accident as a teenager. This is the place where I ramble on about random stuff.
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