A World Without Down’s Syndrome Rating: Undercover: Britain’s Abortion Extremists Rating: Sally Phillips is angry. The actress from Bridget Jones and Miranda reckons that, on a one-to-ten scale, she’s at level nine and rising. And it makes for brilliant television. Presenters love to tell us their latest show ‘explores a passion’ or ‘fulfils a childhood dream’. Usually, that’s just ego-fluffery, to make themselves look less shallow. The truth is half of them would make a documentary about the history of the Biro and call it a ‘cathartic journey’ if it meant getting their faces on telly. Sally Phillips with her son Olly. The actresses fronted a BBC documentary called ‘A World Without Down’s Syndrome?’ A World Without Down’s Syndrome? (BBC2) was very different. This was Sally’s first documentary, and it tackled a subject that meant more to her than life itself — her son, 11-year-old Olly. It was profoundly moving, joyous, informative and frequently funny. The closing sequence, where dozens of children with Down’s staged an impromptu disco at a shopping centre, made me grin and sniffle at the same time. But the underlying facts were grimly upsetting. The chromosomal condition Down’s syndrome is vanishing from Britain, because 90 per… Read full this story
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