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Employable Me - Format

60 min episodes

Changing perceptions

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. 

 

Broadcaster(s)

BBC2

Awards

Special Mention in Documentary Series category "Gold Panda" Documentary Festival 2016
Best Popular Factual Programme (Nomination) at the Broadcast Awards 2017
Best Popular Factual and Features Programme (Winner) - Royal Television Society Awards 2017
Best Factual Entertainment (Nomination) - TV Bulldog Awards 2017
Best Factual Series (Nomination) - Canadian Screen Awards 2018
Best Factual Series (Nomination) - Rockie Awards 2018
Reality TV (Winner) - Venice TV Award 2018
Best Factual Entertainment (Nomination) - German National TV Awards (Der Deutsche Fernsehpreis) 2019
Best Entertainment (Nomination) - Grimme Preis 2019
Canadian Screen Awards 2019 - Best Factual Series (Nomination)

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Credit Line

Optomen for BBC Two, UK

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