Scene: In Spite of their Deafness

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started12th Jan 1978
ended3rd Jun 1977
last rpt10th Jun 1983
6 school years
duration20 mins
subject ⚖️Citizenship
age rangeAge 13-16
languageenIn English
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In Spite of their Deafness is an episode of the BBC schools TV series Scene from the 1970s and 1980s, covering citizenship for secondary school pupils.

Documentary about the Shine family - mum, dad, 12 year-old son and 17 year-old daughter - who are all profoundly deaf and have speech difficulties. The adults have normal jobs, and the children are at school and college. The programme shows how they communicate amongst themselves and with other people.


  • Spring 1978
  • Summer 1979
  • Summer 1980
  • Summer 1983



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