A New Series for The Undateables

They are having a new series of the BAFTA nominated The Undateables, a production by 'betty' for Channel 4.

Now in their fourth year they are continuing to make a vibrant, romantic and insightful documentary series which will follow disabled people and those with a variety of conditions on their quest to find love. They have previously featured an individual who has survived a stroke (and followed her on her quest to date and find love) and are interested in hearing from those who would like to find out more about the programme.

They are currently looking for people who would potentially be interested in taking part in the fourth series and hope to speak to individuals as soon as possible.

They are in touch with a number of organisations, including leading disability networks and charities about the series to ensure all issues are handled sensitively. Alison Walsh, Channel 4's Disability Adviser is also working with them on the project.

'betty' will work with one or more introductions agencies that find matches for their clients across the UK, based on what has been specified by that client in terms of common interests, likes, dislikes, and location. 'betty' will be closely involved with the matching process and work with the agencies, seeking to provide introductions with both disabled and non-disabled people. The agencies and Betty, will consult when necessary with people with expertise in the areas of disability or impairment (both on-screen and off-screen) for advice and guidance.

The series will follow key mile-stones in our contributors' journeys and explore their thoughts and feelings about their experiences along the way. From meeting the agency and getting their dating profile set up to preparing for their first date, we will document the highs and lows of their journey.

The first three series were a huge success in both ratings and critical acclaim. They were 'Pick of the Day' in most major newspapers.
'gentle, careful and respectful' - The Telegraph
'beautifully done' - The Guardian

They are really excited about the series returning and feel it is a great opportunity to continue creating a greater understanding about the issues and prejudices that are faced.

For more information, please contact 0207 290 0223 or email undateables@betty.co.uk.

This article by Chris Banting was posted in: Stroke Recovery. Stroke Survivor Stories. Aphasia. Links.


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