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In this Christmassy drama, a couple spends 12 days apart with no technology. Will their love survive?
Watch our documentary about a refuge for Deaf people who have experienced domestic abuse, in Seattle, America
Andre Hedger: A climber's lifestyle
Watch Deaf climber Andre Hedger in action and find out all about his life on and off the rocks!
Drama about a Deaf man who looks for acceptance in his local community after being told he cannot serve in the First World War.
Observational documentary, providing an honest insight into the experiences of a Deaf trans man.
Best Coast Series 1 (Episode 1)
Erik Akervall and his father Captain Jan sail around Sweden’s west coast in search of food!
Best Coast Series 1 (Episode 2)
Erik Akervall and his father battle choppy seas to catch cod and crab, using traditional fishing methods.
Best Coast Series 1 (Episode 3)
It’s a lovely, sunny day on the West Coast of Sweden – perfect for making fresh soup outdoors!
Best Coast Series 1 (Episode 4)
The multitalented Erik Akervall goes on a salmon fishing expedition at night!
BSL Zone Kids: How our bumpers were made
Featuring Rosie from Up For It? and her friend William Horsefield!
Close Up 1: Behind the scenes
Go behind the scenes of our first Close Up series, with interviewer Tessa Padden
Close Up 1: Rubbena Aurangzeb-Tariq
Rubbena Aurangzeb-Tariq discusses her work in the arts and supporting Deaf women from ethnic minorities.
Close Up 2: Gerry Hughes (Part 1)
Tessa Padden meets the first Deaf person to sail solo round the world.
Close Up 2: The Making Of...
Want to learn how Close Up Series 2 was made? Come and check out these vlogs!
Close Up 3: Behind the scenes
A look behind the scenes of Close Up Series 3. How did the crew work together?
Close Up 3: Frances Elton
Interview with Frances Elton about her unique career as a teacher of BSL linguistics.
Close Up 3: Ilyaas Cader
Interview with Ilyaas Cader, a Deaf refugee from civil war in Sri Lanka, who has made his home in Britain.
Close Up 3: Kevin Buckle
Interview with Kevin Buckle, a leading activist and historian in Britain’s Black Deaf community.
Close Up 3: Paddy Ladd (Part 1)
Tessa Padden interviews Dr Paddy Ladd about his traumatic childhood.
Close Up 3: Paddy Ladd (Part 2)
Tessa Padden interviews Dr Paddy Ladd about his experiences, which led him to be one of the Deaf community's leading activists.
Close Up 3: Paddy Ladd (Part 3)
Tessa Padden interviews Dr Paddy Ladd about how he came to create the word ‘Deafhood’ in 1993.
Close Up 3: Terry Riley (Part 1)
First of two programmes about Terry Riley, retiring Chair of the British Deaf Association and Deaf TV pioneer.
Close Up 3: Terry Riley (Part 2)
Second of two programmes about Terry Riley, retiring Chair of the British Deaf Association and Deaf TV pioneer.
A young Deaf man uncovers a dark secret about his past, in this compelling drama from director Louis Neethling
Deaf Funny 1 & 2: Behind the scenes
See how Deaf Funny, our comedy sketch show, was made in this peek behind the scenes.
Deaf Funny 3 & 4: Behind the scenes
See how they make the actors look different in Deaf Funny 3 & 4 using make-up!
Deaf Funny: Programme 1
The first ever episode of the world's first BSL TV comedy sketch show, with sketches based on Deaf life!
Deaf Funny: Programme 2
The second episode of the world's first BSL TV comedy sketch show, about all the things that happen to Deaf people!
Deaf Funny: Programme 3
The third episode of our BSL comedy sketch show, which takes a look at the funny side of Deaf life!
Deaf Funny: Programme 4
Poking yet more fun at Deaf life, here's the fourth episode of our BSL comedy sketch show!
Deaf Funny: Programme 5
Fifth episode of the award-winning sketch show in BSL, with a range of Deaf characters!
Deaf Funny: Programme 6
Last in the series. Deaf Funny is back for more crazy comedy sketches based on Deaf life!
Deaf History: Queen Alexandra
Camilla Arnold introduces the Danish princess who married King Edward VII
Follow Aran's life journey as she thinks about converting to Islam. What will she decide to do?
Two Deaf men meet in hospital. Can they help each other as their lives reach crisis point?
Dot: Behind the scenes
More about our docu-drama, Dot, and documentary, Dot's Legacy; both about Deaf poet Dot Miles.
Nadia Nadarajah examines the life and legacy of Deaf poet, playwright and activist Dot Miles, who died in 1993.
Don't miss the final episode of Deaf World, featuring a tribute to the late Deaf actor and comedian Hal Draper
Beloved Deafblind priest, Father Cyril, tells his inspiring story, spanning from unlikely origins to his incredible world-wide ministry.
Documentary: Three Deaf people tell us about the day they found the Deaf world, sign language and a new identity.
Found at the Deaf Club
Three Deaf people explain how discovering their local Deaf clubs changed their lives.
Found in Love
Three Deaf people explain how falling in love helped them discover Deaf culture, Deaf identity and BSL.
Found in Sport
Three Deaf people explain how they found their Deaf identities after getting involved in different kinds of sport.
Found in the UK
Three Deaf people explain how they found their Deaf identities after moving to the UK.
Found: Behind the scenes
Find out how our documentary about Deaf identity was made, with director Charlie Swinbourne
Germany - Safe Refuge
Is Germany a safe haven for Deaf refugees who have risked their lives to escape from war?
Getting Personal with Hamza Shaikh
Presenter Deepa Shastri meets graduate Hamza Shaikh who is often mistaken for a child.
Getting Personal with Paula Garfield
Deepa Shastri meets theatre director Paula Garfield. [Note: this programme deals with mental health & suicide.]
Getting Personal with Pierce Starre
This time, presenter Deepa Shastri meets performance artist and CODA Pierce Starre.
Getting Personal with Richard D France
Deepa Shastri talks to Richard D France about his life, mental health and suicide attempts.
Getting Personal with Sophie Stone
Deepa Shastri meets RADA-trained actor Sophie Stone. [Note: addiction & abuse are mentioned.]
Haiti: Source of Hope
Documentary: How Deaf people in Haiti rebuilt their lives after the 2010 earthquake
He Stood Me Up
Watch this film by Sahera Khan and Raabia Hussain, about a Deaf woman who is hoping for romance. But will the man she is meeting arrive?
Hope is a care-free, fun-loving Deaf teenager... but a fatal diagnosis is about to change everything.
I Want To Change The World
Meet Daniel, a Deaf teenager who wants to make the world a better place, with the introduction of a BSL GCSE and more!
A Swiss documentary about people who have chosen to disconnect their cochlear implants.
Introducing The Paddy Ladd Close Up Trilogy
The Close Up producers talk about Paddy Ladd's interview.
Let's Go Wild 3: Classification
Visit Galloway Wildlife Park to find out how scientists classify animals
Life Stories: Agnes Dyab
Agnes Dyab, the first female chair of the British Deaf Association, tells her life story.
Life Stories: Alex Duguid
A biographic documentary about Alex Duguid, his work and his life in the north east of England.
Life Stories: Craig Crowley
The life story of Craig Crowley, from the North East of England, who is President of the Deaflympics.
Life Stories: John Smith
Comedian and actor John Smith talks to the people and goes to the places that make up his life story.
Life Stories: John Smith - Behind the scenes
A look at how our biopic about the famous Deaf stand up comedian was made.
Live stream 1: 12th April 2017 (Signs of an Affair)
Fifi Garfield interviews Jean St Clair and Louis Neethling.
Live stream 10: 16th December 2019 (Festive Cooking Special)
Scott "Punk Chef" Garthwaite and Yvonne Cobb join Fifi Garfield for fun, chat and cooking in the kitchen!
Live stream 11: 17th March 2020 (Coronavirus Q&A in BSL)
Fifi Garfield chats with Dr Justine Durno and Clare Halliday about Coronavirus.
Live stream 12: 20th March 2020 (Coronavirus Q&A in BSL, Part 2)
Fifi Garfield, Dr Justine Durno and Clare Halliday are back with the latest about Coronavirus.
Live stream 13: 25th March 2020 (Coronavirus Self Isolation & Mental Health)
Fifi Garfield chats to Dr Sarah Powell and Clare Halliday about staying at home during the current Coronavirus pandemic and mental health.
Live stream 14: 27th March 2020 (Coronavirus: Work, benefits and the legal position)
Fifi Garfield, Rob Wilks and Damaris Cooke discuss how Coronavirus has had an impact on things like work and benefits.
Live stream 2: 17th May 2017 (Deaf Funny)
Fifi Garfield interviews Charlie Swinbourne and John Smith.
Live stream 3: 13th December 2017 (2017 round up)
Fifi Garfield interviews Raabia Hussain and Mia Ward.
Live stream 4: 7th February 2018 (Dot Miles)
Clark Denmark, Jean St Clair, Cathy Heffernan and Dr Paddy Ladd discuss Dot Miles.
Live stream 5: 12th September 2018 (Deaf football)
Marios Costi interviews Oliver Eadsforth and Jonny Nelson.
Live stream 6: 12th November 2018 (Deaf clubs)
Richard Jones interviews Janice Connolly and Dawn Marshall.
Live stream 7: 25th March 2019 (BSLBT's 10th anniversary)
Fifi Garfield interviews Dr Terry Riley OBE and Louis Neethling.
Live stream 8: 12th May 2019 (mental health and suicide)
Clive Mason interviews Richard D France and Herbert Klein.
Live stream 9: 27th September 2019 (cancer)
Clark Denmark interviews Helen Oxlade and Abigail Gorman.
“We are here, we are not invisible!" Bristol Deaf community go on a quest to secure their future.
Making of Zoom Focus: You, Me
Learn more about the making of You, Me - a film made as part of the Zoom Focus scheme!
Rapper Signmark ascends Mount Everest to claim the record for the world's highest gig.
Michel's Last Journey
A Deaf tetraplegic man convinces his family to support his wish to die in Switzerland. (Recommended viewing age: 18+.)
Never Enough (Part 1)
Follow St John’s Deaf Football Club in their successful 2018-19 season, as they struggle through the first half.
Never Enough (Part 2)
We follow St John’s on and off the pitch as they aim to win the English League and the 2019 DCL.
Promos: Secret Lab 3: Programme 1
Here are two promos for the first programme of the new Secret Lab series!
Punk Chef on the Road Series 1: Episode 1
Punk Chef (AKA Scott Garthwaite) travels around NE England, meeting people and cooking mouthwatering food.
Punk Chef on the Road Series 1: Episode 2
Punk Chef Scott Garthwaite travels to West Sussex to taste locally made food, meet people, and, of course, cook!
Punk Chef on the Road Series 1: Episode 3
Punk Chef Scott Garthwaite travels to Bristol to sample the city’s huge vegan scene.
Punk Chef on the Road Series 1: Episode 4
Punk Chef Scott Garthwaite travels to South Wales to see how the landscape has shaped the area's farming.
Punk Chef on the Road Series 1: Episode 5
Punk Chef Scott Garthwaite travels to Birmingham to get a taste of the city’s multicultural food scene.
Punk Chef on the Road: Behind the Scenes (Ludlow)
Punk Chef (Scott Garthwaite) was the first Deaf chef to do a cookery demonstration at a mainstream food festival!
Punk Chef On The Road: Behind the scenes (Sussex)
Cooking up signs and filming an outdoor cooking segment for Punk Chef On The Road!
Punk Chef: Kids Challenge - Episode 1
Don't miss the first part of our Punk Chef special, as four teams compete for the Young Punk Chef title!
Punk Chef: Kids Challenge: Behind the scenes
Watch as four teams compete to win the Young Punk Chef Award!
Punk Chef: Programme 2
Meet the Garfield-Lichy family, vegetarians who don't enjoy what they are eating
Rebecca's Wishing Stars
Paul Miller's magical tale about a Deaf girl who receives three wishing stars
In 2167, the Government wipes out deafness. A young Deaf time traveller travels to 2018 to try to change the future.
Reverberations: Behind the scenes (VFX edition)
Find out more about the amazing special effects in our sci fi drama, Reverberations!
Scottish Islanders: Behind the scenes
See how our documentary about Deaf people living on remote islands was made.
Secret Lab 2: Electromagnetics
Professor Knowitall explores electromagnetics with Dr Spark and Dr Bright
Secret Lab 3: Acids, Alkalis and Salts
Professor Knowitall and his two assistants learn what acids and alkalis are.
Secret Lab 3: Crude Oil & Fossil Fuel
Professor Knowitall and his two assistants discover where petrol is from.
Secret Lab 3: Humans and the Environment
Professor Knowitall and his two assistants learn how humans can affect the environment.
Secret Lab 3: Periodic Table
Professor Knowitall and his two assistants discover how scientists predict chemical reactions.
Secret Lab 3: The Respiratory System
Professor Knowitall and his two assistants find out how our respiratory system works.
Shakespeare: Found in Translation
Documentary following Deafinitely Theatre as they translate a classic Shakespeare play for a Deaf audience.
Shakespeare: Found in Translation - Behind the scenes
Find out more about how the Shakespeare: Found in Translation documentary was made.
Signs of an Affair
A black comedy about Flora, who suspects her husband of 21 years is up to no good.
Signs of an Affair: Behind the scenes
Take a look behind the scenes of Signs of an Affair, our hilarious black comedy.
Small World 2: Behind the scenes (Chris Baker)
Find out more about Chris Baker's journey to Deafhood in Small World Series 2.
Small World 2: Behind the scenes (Paula Garfield)
Actress Paula Garfield explains what it was like to play The Landlord's Wife in Small World!
Small World 2: Episode 1
Ryan is back from LA but all is not well in the flat - and who can tell him what happened ‘That Night’?
Small World 2: Episode 2
Is Laura’s signed song performance the answer to Ryan and Alfonso's eviction problem?
Small World 2: Episode 3
Chris discovers his inner Deafhood and Graham must battle the powers of the one they call ‘Shiny’.
Small World 2: Episode 4
Ryan and Alfonso make a movie and the flatmates all join in... but how will they pay their rent? (Recommended viewing age: 12+)
Small World Profile: Chris Baker
Here's our last profile clip, featuring actor David Sands, who plays Chris Baker!
Small World Profile: Laura
Find out all about Laura, who is played by Sophie Stone. Who does she like best in the flat?
Small World Profile: Ryan
Small World is coming back! Find out more about Ryan, played by Brian Duffy
Small World: How it's written
Find out how Small World is created and written, with the writers and director
Sofia 2013 Deaflympics: Programme One
The first of two half-hour programmes from the Deaflympics in Sofia!
South Africa: Strong Deaf Women
Documentary: What are Deaf women's daily lives like in post-apartheid South Africa?
Sunderland Deaf Society’s 40
A short film, narrated by the members of the 40 year old Sunderland Deaf Society.
Team profile: The Blue team from Punk Chef: Kids Challenge!
Find out all about the Blue team, Mae Keenan and Setayesh Kamrani-Masoleh. Can they win?
Team profile: The Green team from Punk Chef: Kids Challenge!
Here's your chance to meet the Green team, Milly McCarthy and Opal Lycett from Punk Chef: Kids Challenge!
Team profile: The Purple team from Punk Chef: Kids Challenge!
Find out all about the Purple team, Samuel Davey and Aaron Spear, who are competing for the Young Punk Chef title!
Team profile: The Red team from Punk Chef: Kids Challenge!
Here's your chance to meet the Red team, Zak Wilson and Oliver Elliott-Chorley from our upcoming programmes, Punk Chef: Kids Challenge!
The Battle for BSL: Behind the scenes
Go behind the scenes of our documentary about the battle for greater rights for BSL users.
The Beautiful Game
Marios Costi looks at issues that threaten the future of Deaf football, the sport at the heart of the British Deaf community.
The Beautiful Game 2 (Part 1)
Footballer Marios Costi looks at the thrills and spills of the 2019 Deaf Champions League tournament.
The Beautiful Game 2 (Part 2)
More from Marios Costi on the 2019 Deaf Champions League tournament – who will win the cup?
The Black Cats' Tale
The story of Sunderland's deaf football team, Black Cats, in the 2017-18 season.
The Muddy Boot Room Series 1: Episode 1
Join Adam Bassett and his guests in the Boot Room to discuss the best of the month's Deaf football - on and off the pitch.
The Muddy Boot Room Series 1: Episode 2
More football news and chat from Adam Bassett and his Muddy Boot Room guests!
The Muddy Boot Room Series 1: Episode 3
This month's Deaf football round-up from Adam Bassett, his guests and roving reporters!
The Muddy Boot Room Series 1: Episode 4
This month's Deaf football news round-up from Adam Bassett, our roving reporters and special guests!
The Muddy Boot Room Series 1: Episode 5
The first Deaf football news round-up in 2020, hosted by Adam Bassett, with special guests!
The Muddy Boot Room Series 1: Episode 6
All the latest in Deaf football, presented by Adam Bassett, with Ryan Lewis and Donna Serridge-Cross in the studio!
To Know Him
To lay the man she loves to rest, a deaf woman must overcome a barrier far greater than language. (Recommended viewing age: 18+)
To Know Him: Behind the scenes
Find out more about how our heart-wrenching drama, To Know Him, was made.
Tree Fairy: Then and Now
A look back at our classic Christmas family film, Tree Fairy, with some of the filmmakers and actors who were involved in it!
Two Deaf Travellers
Two young Deaf filmmakers document the challenges and discoveries that they come across on a journey.
Under the Lamp 1: Programme 1
Carolyn Nabarro interviews Steven Dering, Issy Schlisselman and Oliver Westbury
Under the Lamp 1: Programme 3
Carolyn Nabarro interviews Charlotte Moulton-Thomas, Charles Herd and Nick Sturley.
Under the Lamp 1: Programme 5
Carolyn Nabarro interviews Bob McCullough, Richard Beattie and Alice Johnston.
Under the Lamp 1: Programme 6
Carolyn Nabarro interviews Francis Murphy, Dr Colin Dunlop and Judith Collins
Under the Lamp 1: Programme 7
Carolyn Nabarro interviews John Carberry, Diana Martin and Paula Clarke
Under the Lamp 1: Programme 8
Carolyn Nabarro interviews Lillian Lawson, Craig Crowley and John Smith
Under the Lamp 2: Programme 1
Julian Peedle-Calloo interviews Dr Paddy Ladd, Harry Hilliar and Kristy Cooper
Under the Lamp 2: Programme 2
Julian Peedle-Calloo interviews Gloria Pullen, Nana Twum-Danso and Jerry Hanifin
Under the Lamp 2: Programme 3
Julian Peedle-Calloo interviews Hal Draper, Katharine Thomas and Sandra Smith
Under the Lamp 2: Programme 4
Julian Peedle-Calloo interviews John Hay, Janeene Streather and Wendy Daunt.
Under the Lamp 2: Programme 5
Julian Peedle-Calloo interviews Jen Dodds, Emma Amsden and Andrea Hardwick
Under the Lamp 2: Programme 6
Julian Peedle-Calloo interviews Gerry Hughes, Tasnim Sharif and Lauren Peffers
Under the Lamp 2: Programme 7
Julian Peedle-Calloo interviews Claire Dowdican, Sean Curran and Tracey Kilbey
Under the Lamp 2: Programme 8
Julian Peedle-Calloo interviews Andrew Thompson, Jean Pentland and John Denerley
Up For It? 1: Meet Twiks!
A look behind the scenes at the famous "fourth presenter" of Up For It? - the dog!
Up For It? 1: On Location
A look behind the scenes at some of the places that the Up For It? crew have been to.
Up For It? 2: Filming the opening titles
Find out how the funky Up For It? opening titles were filmed!
Up For It? Series 2: Episode 1
Talented Deaf triathlon fans star in the first episode of Series 2 of Up For It?... lots more, too!
Up For It? Series 2: Episode 3
The focus is on fashion in this episode of Up For It?, with hilarious comedy and VV!
Up For It? Series 2: Episode 4
Packed with awesome Deaf football skills, Danny's comedy and VV from Naomi and Ricco!
Up For It? Series 3: Episode 2
In this fun and colourful episode, we go into the art world with Melissa!
Up For It? Series 3: Episode 8
Get your best dance moves out with Joshua as he wows us with his moves!
VV - Visual Vernacular
A French programme exploring the art of VV, featuring five VV artists, each representing a different generation and style.
Wicked Revisited: Episode 1
In this first episode of Wicked Revisited, Julian and Kori look back at Deaf people who live on the edge!
Wicked Revisited: Episode 2
Julian and Rowan look back at traditional, and not-so-traditional, ways that Deaf people find community.
Wicked Revisited: Episode 3
This episode of Wicked Revisited is a cultural feast, as Rowan and Julian look at Deaf arts.
Wicked Revisited: Episode 4
Kori and Julian turn back the clock with some sporty treats from the Wicked archive!
Wicked Revisited: Episode 5
This special episode profiles some of the leading lights of the Deaf community, past and present.
Wicked Revisited: Episode 6
In the final episode of Wicked Revisited, Julian and Kori roll out the red carpet for Deaf award winners.
Words of Caramel
In a refugee camp in the Sahara desert lives a Deaf boy who wants to learn to write, to express the words of his camel friend.
World War II: Unheard Memories - Episode 1
The first part of our documentary telling Deaf people's stories of living in wartime Britain for the first time.
World War II: Unheard Memories - Episode 2
The second part of our documentary featuring Deaf people's memories of wartime in Britain.
World War II: Unheard Memories - Family
Watch Deaf people's memories of stories involving their family during WW2
World War II: Unheard Memories - Happy Memories
Watch Deaf people's stories of their happy memories despite living through WW2
World War II: Unheard Memories - Hard Times
Watch Deaf people's stories of living through hard times during World War II
World War II: Unheard Memories - I will never forget
Watch Deaf people's memories of World War II that they will never forget
World War II: Unheard Memories - Life in wartime Britain
Watch Deaf people's memories of life in wartime Britain during World War II
World War II: Unheard Memories - Lillian King
Watch the late Lillian King's memories of life in wartime Britain during World War II
Zoom 2012: Crossing the Divide: Behind the Scenes
Get behind the scenes of Zoom 2012: Crossing the Divide!
Zoom 2012: Little World: Behind the Scenes
Find out how Zoom 2012: Little World was created in this Behind the Scene!
Zoom 2012: September 11th
An account of a young Muslim woman’s experiences after the events of September 11.
Zoom 2014: Does Deaf Football have a Future?
Watch Thomas Giddens' documentary about the future of Deaf football
Zoom 2014: Does Deaf Football have a Future? Behind the scenes
Go behind the scenes of Thomas Giddens's new documentary about the future of Deaf football
Zoom 2014: If I Don't Lose, I'll Lose
Watch Jean St Clair's hilarious comedy, starring Caroline Parker as an actress who tries to lose weight for a role
Zoom 2014: Listen, Even When Your Heart is Crying: Behind the scenes
See how this programme from Melissa Mostyn was made
Zoom 2014: The Big Decisions
Watch John Finn's documentary about the decisions parents of Deaf children must make
Zoom 2014: The Big Decisions: Behind the scenes
Find out more about John Finn's documentary on Deaf parenting
Zoom 2014: This is I, Remember Me: Behind the scenes
Go behind the scenes of Jack Smallwood's documentary about Deaf people and dementia
Zoom Focus 2014: Double Discrimination
Watch Rinkoo Barpaga's thought-provoking documentary about racism in the Deaf community, made as part of our Zoom Focus 2014 scheme.
Zoom Focus 2014: Double Discrimination: Behind the scenes
Go behind the scenes of Rinkoo Barpaga's documentary, and find out why he made it
Zoom Focus 2014: Listen, Even When Your Heart is Crying
Watch Melissa Mostyn's documentary about how Deaf people experience their parents' grief.
Zoom Focus: Confessions - Behind the Scenes
Take a look behind the scenes of Zoom Focus's Confession!