Karen Posted February 25, 2007 Share Posted February 25, 2007 Hiya, Did anybody else watch Recovery on tv tonight? I was in too minds about watching it, so was Eric and I had to leave the room about 3 times, as I personally found it uncomfortable viewing at certain points. It touched on a few raw nerves with me and so may be I'm not quite as "emotionally" healed as I thought that I was. It's hard to explain..... :? I can't say that I enjoyed it as such, but I thought that it was very well done and portrayed the emotional and practical side of brain injury very well from all of the family's perspective. Did anybody else think that David Tennant bears a bit of a resemblance to Richard Hammond? Just found this on the Headway website http://www.headway.org.uk/news.asp?step ... &navID=108 BBC TV drama highlights hidden conditionDate: 21 Feb 07 A new drama is to deal with the little understood but all too common condition of traumatic brain injury and its effects. Recovery, partly inspired by research undertaken at Headway - the brain injury association, is to be shown on BBC1 at 9pm on February 25th. The drama features David Tennant (Dr Who) who plays Alan Hamilton, a building manager, who sustains a brain injury when he steps out in front of a passing car after going out for a drink with a friend. The resulting accident leaves him in a deep coma but with remarkably few physical injuries. His wife, Tricia, (played by Sarah Parish of Cutting It fame) is delighted when he comes round - only to discover that the man she loved has changed. His personality is completely different. He's lost all of his inhibitions and he veers from being angry and frustrated to vulnerable and childlike. Peter McCabe, Chief Executive of Headway UK, explains that the situation Alan and Tricia find themselves is not untypical for those experiencing life with brain injury: "Most people have little idea of how devastating a brain injury can be, not just for the person concerned, but for their family and friends and everybody who cares about them". Research for the drama was undertaken at Headway Essex where David met brain injury survivors and staff. He attended one of Headway Essex' group sessions for brain injury survivors whilst at the centre, and described the experience as insightful and invaluable. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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