Born To Be Different

Five teenage participants photographed together


Production Company: Ricochet

Channel: Channel 4

Date: 01/2016–03/2016

A candid portrait of the pressures and joys of bringing up a disabled child, this series reveals the bittersweet challenges faced by six families as they raise their children.


The teenage contributors in the 2016 series were keen to share their own experiences of living with a disability. Two of the 16-year-old girls were interviewed with their mums on the Lorraine Show and later on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, which generated a lot of social media attention. There were over 200 pieces of coverage across all national newspapers and TV listings magazines. tpr media also worked on the 2009 series and built close relationships with the contributors and their families.