Special needs dating documentary
The Undateables is a British documentary show that has aired on Channel 4 since 3 April 2012 and is narrated by Sally Phillips.
The six-episode series “Born This Way” will air on A&E Network starting Dec. Among those featured is Steven, who works two jobs and knows the title and year of every Oscar-winning film, John who is pursuing a career in rap music and Cristina who works at a middle school and has a boyfriend of four years who she plans to marry.Now, 20 years later he's decided to try to fulfill his lifelong dream by asking her for a date.There's one small problem: She's Drew Barrymore and he's, well, Brian Herzlinger, a broke 27-year-old aspiring filmmaker from New Jersey.“We are proud to be airing this important and extraordinary series and hope it will inspire meaningful conversations about people with differences,” said Elaine Frontain Bryant, head of programming for A&E Network.“‘Born This Way’ is a show with honesty, humor and heart that celebrates and embraces diversity.” The series is produced by Bunim/Murray Productions whose other credits include “The Real World,” “Project Runway” and multiple shows starring members of the Kardashian family.
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Following this week’s launch of autism-based family drama The A Word, the topic of understanding mental disorders comes up again in BBC Two documentary Employable Me.