See Hear - Series 29 - Episode 15

See Hear goes behind the scenes at Coronation Street to meet deaf actress Ali Briggs. Her character Freda fits into the grand tradition of feisty female characters on the soap, and Ali explains how Freda's deafness is blended into the plotlines rather than presented as an 'issue'. Co-star Bill Tarmey, who plays Jack Duckworth, reveals that he is adjusting to hearing loss. After many years of trying to ignore his increasing hearing loss, he has turned a corner. Radha Manjeshwar rolls up her sleeves to learn first aid skills on a BSL-accessible course, and there is a report on deaf artist Gillian O'Hagan, including what happened when she took her turn on Trafalgar Square's Fourth Plinth.


  • 2009-10-07 13:00:00 - 2009-10-07 13:30:00 on BBC Two England, BBC Two Northern Ireland, BBC Two Scotland, BBC Two Wales,
  • 2009-10-14 01:35:00 - 2009-10-14 02:05:00 on BBC One Yorkshire, BBC One Oxford, BBC One South East, BBC One Cambridge, BBC One Channel Islands, BBC One East Yorkshire, BBC One Scotland, BBC One North East, BBC One North West, BBC One East, BBC One East Midlands, BBC One West Midlands, BBC One London, BBC One South, BBC One South West, BBC One West, BBC One Northern Ireland,


  • Producer Ruth Shurman
  • Producer Helen Orton