On a grey and windy afternoon four weeks ago I was interviewed by the BBC in my little roof garden. Ellie, from the charity Dignity in Dying, had proposed it, having already got The Daily Telegraph to ask me to write a short article which it then published. So on 22 June she and Paul the BBC man turned up. It’s in this blog entry.
Paul was doing a number of interviews. Until he’d completed them and weighed up the impact of each he couldn’t say how many minutes each case would get in the final production, so I’ve not raised my hopes. Also he wasn’t sure when it would be broadcast. He promised to let Ellie know, and she would tell me. She has now given me the latest. Here’s what she said:
“Paul has confirmed it will be broadcast on Tuesday 3 August, to coincide with 60 years since the Suicide Act was implemented – the legislation that made assisted dying a crime. It will go out on TV, online, social media channels and YouTube so it should get a good showing which is great.”
But the date might change. Ellie added this later:
“I would just caveat that the piece is ‘planned for broadcast on 3 August, subject to breaking news’ – as nothing is ever completely set in stone.”
So there we are: if Boris has a decent haircut the Beeb will headline it for days and our little programme will just have to wait.
As soon as I know more I’ll let you know, here.