Katherine Lyon

TV

‘Tis the season to watch TV

Strictly Come Dancing The nights are getting darker, the weather is miserable and deadlines are fast approaching. Sometimes the only way to pull yourself out of the winter slump is to sit down with a cup of tea and watch a bunch of celebs try to cha-cha-cha. The glitter. The music. The over-enthusiastic gesturing of…

TV

Disability in TV: yes they can

In 2009, a disabled children’s presenter faced a barrage of abuse from parents who didn’t think it was suitable for her to be on screen. Cerrie Burnell, who was born with a right arm that ends just below the elbow, found herself the target of a campaign which aimed to get her removed from her…