Too disabled for kids?

BBC plans documentary about comic Laurence Clark

Comedian Laurence Clark is to be the subject of a new BBC One documentary about being a disabled parent.

Former Doctor Who David Tennant has just recorded his narration for the 50-minute film, provisionally titled Disabled Parents: Are You Having A Laugh? and scheduled for broadcast in February.

The film follows Laurence and his wife, Adele, as they prepare for the birth of their second child.

Both have cerebral palsy, and six years ago, when they had their first son, Tom, they were criticised by doctors for being irresponsible.

For their second child, Adele was determined to have a natural birth – even though both her and Laurence have their condition because of their own difficult births.

IWC Media, which is producing the documentary, said: ‘In this film, Laurence, Tom and Adele lay bare the joys and hurdles of disabled parenting.

‘As if they didn’t have enough to deal with, just four weeks after Adele’s due date, Laurence is set to appear at the Edinburgh Fringe. Will Laurence be able to balance family life with his passion for comedy?’

It’s thought the documentary will air in a 10.40pm slot.

Published: 5 Oct 2011

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