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James Is Our Brother(from Scene)
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BBC Schools TV
Company:BBC
First run:
20th February
1975

Repeated until
19th June
1987

(13 school years)
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Episodes:1 episode
Duration:20 minutes, 30 minutes
Subject:Citizenship
Audience:Age 13-16
Language:In English
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Documentary following James Thompson, a teenager with Down's Syndrome, as he attempts to adopt to independent life, and how his family supports him.

The programme originally ran for 20 minutes and was shown several times in the 1970s. A further special repeat was organised in spring 1981 to mark the International Year for the Disabled, including an additional 10-minute interview catching up with James in 1980 in which he shows the bronze medal that he won at the 1980 Paralympic Games. The new version proved very popular and was repeated for a further six years, making this by far the most enduring, and most-repeated ever episode of Scene.

Broadcasts

  • Spring 1975
  • Autumn 1976
  • Spring 1977
  • Summer 1979
  • Spring 1981
  • Summer 1983
  • Summer 1987

Also broadcast for a general audience, in the evening on BBC2 in July 1981.

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