BBC Three gets a terrible rep for producing duff sitcoms and crude teen trash. In some cases, quite rightly. However, if we're going to berate the channel for its worst moments, we should also take the time to salute its best. And tonight's one-off documentary Growing Up Down's is BBC Three at its very best.
The documentary follows the story of the Blue Apple Theatre group as they prepare for a nationwide tour of Hamlet. Every actor in the group has a disability and most of them have Down's Syndrome. There is tension, there are romances and there is fighting - standard fare for any touring theatre company or close group of friends - but Growing Up captures the whole thing with raw intimacy and honesty.
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