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Employable Me - Series 1

3 x 1 hr + 4 x 10 mins

Employable Me is a powerful series following the lives of people with neurological conditions such as Autism and Tourette’s as they hunt for jobs that fit their unique abilities.

From Asperger’s to ADHD and Down’s Syndrome, the series will follow gifted people – many of whom have been trying to find work for years - as they try to overcome the hurdles of their condition, change employers’ perceptions, and land a job. At the series’ heart is a radical new emerging idea in science:  that neurological conditions shouldn’t always be viewed in negative terms. Many conditions may mask talents and skills that employers would find invaluable if they only took time to discover them, or took a more inclusive approach to people with neurological disabilities.

Employable Me will deliver a range of bold, emotional, personal stories with real purpose where featured individuals will be judged in terms of what they can do rather than prejudged in terms of what they struggle to do. 



Diversity TV Excellence Awards 2017 - Best Representation of Disability: Non-Scripted (Winner)
Best Popular Factual and Features Programme (Winner) - Royal Television Society Awards 2017
Best Factual Programme (Winner) - Edinburgh TV Awards 2017
Special Mention in Documentary Series category - "Gold Panda" Documentary Festival 2016 Best Popular Factual Programme (Nomination) - Broadcast Awards 2017
Best Factual Entertainment (Nomination) - TV Bulldog Awards 2017

Credit Line

Optomen for BBC Two, UK


Executive Producer: Patrick Furlong
Series Producer: Emily Smith
Producer: Danny Fildes


Danny Fildes

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