Close Up 3: Kevin Buckle
Interview with Kevin Buckle, a leading activist and historian in Britain’s Black Deaf community.
Chat show. The third series of Close Up, the BSL Zone's in-depth interviews with well-known Deaf people. This time, Tessa Padden interviews Kevin Buckle about his campaigning work for the rights of Black Deaf people and his passion for Black Deaf history. A descendant of slaves in Jamaica, Kevin later discovered the story of a slave who was Deaf. He also contrasts the high achievements of Black Deaf people in the USA with the position of Black Deaf people in Britain. A BSLBT production, produced by Tessa Padden and Bob Duncan.
Close Up 1: Doug Alker
Doug Alker is interviewed by Tessa Padden about his life and career.
Close Up 1: Rubbena Aurangzeb-Tariq
Rubbena Aurangzeb-Tariq discusses her work in the arts and supporting Deaf women from ethnic minorities.
Close Up 1: Lilian Lawson
Watch Lilian Lawson's moving interview about her life and career.
Close Up 1: John Smith
Deaf comedian John Smith talks about life on and off stage.
Close Up 2: Gerry Hughes (Part 1)
Tessa Padden meets the first Deaf person to sail solo round the world.
Close Up 2: Gerry Hughes (Part 2)
Gerry Hughes talks to Tessa Padden about his epic voyage.
Close Up 2: Peter McDonough
Former priest Peter McDonough talks to Tessa Padden.
Close Up 2: Nadia Nadarajah
Tessa Padden asks actor Nadia Nadarajah about her life.
Close Up 2: June Smith
Teacher June Smith chats to Tessa Padden about life over the years. [Note: this programme mentions rape.]
Close Up 3: Kevin Buckle
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: Frances Elton
Interview with Frances Elton about her unique career as a teacher of BSL linguistics.
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.