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David ‘Kid’ Jensen

One of the UK's best loved DJs, David 'Kid' Jenson, has revealed he has Parkinson's disease. The 67-year-old veteran broadcaster spoke out to encourage others to remain positive and to raise awareness of the neurological condition. Jensen released an official statement to disclose his condition, saying he had lived with Parkinson's for five years and wished to demonstrate that someone with the condition could continue with many aspects of their life. The stalwart of Radio 1 and former... more

Bates Motel

Bates Motel is a contemporary prequel to Alfred Hitchcock's famous 1960 film, Psycho - famously portrayed by Anthony Perkins, the cult psychological horror movie depicted the life of hotelier Norman Bates, whose psychotic behaviour threatens the wellbeing of those who stay at the motel. Produced by Universal Television, the 2017 series of the same name depicts events prior to those occurring in Psycho. It takes viewers back to Norman's youth and his troubled relationship with his mother,... more

Michael J Fox

Michael J Fox is one of the most popular actors of the 20th century - not least because of his starring roles in the famous Back to The Future trilogy. When he was diagnosed as having Parkinson's disease at only 29 years old, he launched a charity, The Michael J Fox Foundation, which is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson's. He has invested more than $650 million into research.   Early life and career Born in Alberta, Canada in 1961, Fox attended Burnaby Central... more

Employable Me

Employable Me is a documentary that follows the lives of people with a range of conditions, such as Tourette’s and autism, as they try to find a job. The warm, moving documentary encourages employers to take a more enlightened approach when recruiting new staff. The aim of the show is to destigmatise disability and prove that having a neurological condition does not make a person unemployable. Each episode focuses on different people and their determination to find a job, despite... more

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who had a massive influence on science today. Regarded as a genius, his theory of relativity is one of the pillars of modern physics, while his algebraic formula recognising the correlation between mass and energy, E=MC², has been labelled the "world's most famous equation". Although his contemporaries viewed him as an eccentric genius, new research has suggested Einstein had an autism spectrum disorder. Experts believe he... more

Chris Packham: Asperger’s and Me

Renowned naturalist Chris Packham leads a remarkable life, having gained recognition as a TV presenter, nature photographer, writer, conservationist, film-maker and wildlife campaigner. Packham is the presenter of BBC series, Springwatch, which won the BAFTA Special Award in 2011 for the way in which it charts British wildlife through the changing seasons. Packham's list of TV credits is endless: he presents Autumnwatch and Winterwatch and the natural history series, Nature’s Weirdest... more

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