June Brown takes a look at how elderly people are treated in the UK, believing them to be undervalued and ignored.
June Brown: Respect Your Elders
June Brown (EastEnders’ Dot Cotton) became one of British TV’s oldest ever presenters when she authored this polemic.
Nominated for Best Single Programme at the 2012 Cultural Diversity Network Awards, June’s film investigates what has gone wrong in the way we treat older people, and asks what can be done about it.
Her personal views come to the fore when her family challenges her to say what she wants to happen if ever she needs full-time care. Her first response is to dismiss the notion but as the film progresses she reaches a surprising conclusion.
For BBC One’s When I’m 65 season.