Sunday, August 17, 2008

Disabled people in UK create soap opera

A group of people with intellectual disabilities in the UK have created their own soap opera starring themselves. The soap called, "Haddon St.," features nine disabled people who are served by the McIntyre Charity as the cast.

The "Haddon St." Web site says the show grew out of an idea to have a magazine, which led to the idea of creating a DVD magazine that had a soap opera segment. "We liked this idea so much we decided to use this to tell our stories and share our ideas," the site says.

Several members of the cast were featured on the BBC's recent Ouch! disability podcast. You can watch the Ouch! interview on the "Haddon St." MySpace page.

All the episodes of "Haddon St." are available on its Web site.