Our Dementia Choir with Vicky McClure is set to be one of BBC’s most moving docu-series of 2019.
This two-part miniseries will follow a group of twenty individuals aged between 31 and 87 who suffer from dementia, as they undergo dementia music therapy.
At the end of the show, they will perform as a choir to an audience of over 1000 people, so get ready for a tearjerking performance!
But why is Vicky McClure presenting the show? And what is her connection to dementia? Read on to find out…
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Why is Vicky the presenter?
In the show, Vicky McClure returns to her hometown of Nottingham to visit the twenty dementia patients who form the choir.
Vicky has a close connection to the disease and was a dementia carer for her grandmother Iris, who sadly passed away in 2015.
Working on this show, in her words, gave her “an opportunity to do something, anything, to help people living with dementia”.
What did Vicky have to say about the show?
Vicky is hoping the show will go further than just inspiring those with dementia, she believes it holds a message for everyone.
Speaking to the BBC, she said:
I want people to go out and do stuff, I want us to keep learning, I want us to be a bit more patient in terms of everyday life… There’s so much we can do to help each other, and I really hope that this documentary sparks something in people”
When does Our Dementia Choir start?
The show starts on Thursday, May 2nd at 8 pm on BBC One.
The second part will then air a week later at the same time.
But if you miss one of the episodes, don’t worry, as they will be immediately able to watch on the BBC iPlayer after they’re broadcast!
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WATCH OUR DEMENTIA CHOIR WITH VICKY MCCLURE FROM THURSDAY, MAY 2ND ON BBC ONE.
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