Getting Personal with Wayne Sharples
Erika Jones meets gay rugby player Wayne Sharples to find out about the challenges he’s faced. [Covers bullying. Recommended age: 16]
Interview programme (2020). Presenter Erika Jones meets Wayne Sharples, who plays for the Typhoons gay rugby team in Preston. Erika learns that Wayne abandoned rugby in school after being bullied by his peers, only taking it up again in his 40s. Erika talks to Wayne’s friends to find out more about him and how he has changed since starting to play rugby again. The ever positive Wayne doesn’t like to dwell on negative experiences and Erika comes to understand why. Produced and directed by Cathy Heffernan; a Drummer TV production for BSLBT.
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Getting Personal with Richard D France
Deepa Shastri talks to Richard D France about his life, mental health and suicide attempts. [Note: this programme deals with mental health and suicide.]
Getting Personal with Sophie Stone
Deepa Shastri meets RADA-trained actor Sophie Stone. [Note: this programme deals with abuse and addiction.]
Getting Personal with Pierce Starre
This time, presenter Deepa Shastri meets performance artist and CODA Pierce Starre. [Note: this programme mentions bullying.]
Getting Personal with Paula Garfield
Deepa Shastri meets theatre director Paula Garfield. [Note: this programme deals with mental health and suicide.]
Getting Personal with Hamza Shaikh
Presenter Deepa Shastri meets graduate Hamza Shaikh who is often mistaken for a child.
Getting Personal with Louise Stern
Deepa Shastri meets conceptual artist Louise Stern, who left her "Deaf bubble" in America for the London art scene.