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Our Peter: The BBC1 Documentary


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Peter Rory O'Neill was born severely disabled. His mother Valerie was just 18, and she had to face up to the fact that Peter would never lead a normal life. Peter's physical handicaps are unusually cruel but there's nothing wrong with his mind, and at 14 he seems to be winning his own brand of independence - he's not afraid of the future. Many of us shy away from disabilities in others; not knowing what to say or how to react. But Peter and his mother handle the problem as if it didn't exist.
Written and narrated by Harold Williamson.


Writer/Narrator: Harold Williamson
Film Recordist: Dennis Cartwright
Film Cameraman: David Jackson
Film Editor: Tony Tew
Producer: Ramsay Short
Producer: Christopher Sykes

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Our Peter: The BBC1 Documentary

BBC One London, 10 October 1978 22.15

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