BBC2 Play of the Week: Season 2, Episode 12

On Giant's Shoulders (28 Mar. 1979)

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Len and Hazel Wiles, a middle-aged childless couple who live on a remote farm, decide to adopt a coloured boy, Terry, who has no limbs because of the effects of Thalidomide. They encounter ... See full summary »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Bryan Pringle ...
Len Wiles
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Hazel Wiles
Terry Wiles ...
Himself
Hilda Braid ...
Sister Page
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Teacher at Hospital
Tim Wylton ...
Len Curry
Tony Church ...
Hospital Administrator
Anthony Heaton ...
Limb Technician
Anna Wing ...
Mrs. Proctor
Jean Rimmer ...
Miss Hudson
Frank Barrie ...
Solicitor
Charles West ...
Judge
Annabel Leventon ...
Journalist
Barbara Keogh ...
Café Cashier
Elizabeth Hunt ...
Customer
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Len and Hazel Wiles, a middle-aged childless couple who live on a remote farm, decide to adopt a coloured boy, Terry, who has no limbs because of the effects of Thalidomide. They encounter a great deal of resistance and scepticism from their friends and neighbours. Terry Wiles plays himself in this play. Written by Anonymous

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Very moving ...
14 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a very moving film. The star of the film is Terry Wiles, a thalidomide baby abandoned by his Mother and adopted by a very caring, older couple. It was inspiring to see Terry Wiles overcome such a difficult disability. It certainly makes you count your blessings.

Dame Judy Dench is such an amazing actress.

I would like to buy a copy of this film, but have been searching and it is apparently not available. I contacted the BBC in UK, but it is not (yet) available for purchase on their site.

If anyone has a copy and would like to sell it, or a copy of it, let me know.

Thank you.


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