A World Without Down’s Syndrome?

State of the nation doc fronted by actor Sally Phillips, a Mum to a child with Down’s syndrome. Sally explores what impact a new screening test could have on our society and its potential to eradicate the next generation of children with Down’s syndrome. In a world where pre-natal genetic screening is predicted to become routine, what future do people with disabilities have in our society?


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Comm Ed: Maxine Watson
Exec Producer: Emma Loach
Editor: Tom Herrington
Producer: Carl Callam

Shot on Canon C300


“Defiant and life enhancing.”

Times Saturday Review

“Laced with wry humour her film is that rare thing, a passionate polemic that is also a pleasure to watch, charming as it chastises.”

The Sunday Times

“Heartfelt, positive television with purpose.”

The Observer

“This carefully researched, passionately argued counter blast.”


“Brilliant television.”

Daily Mail

“Absorbing film.”



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