This film is part of Free

Tuppence for Tomorrow

Enter Peter’s world of awkward conversations, resentful bosses and psychedelic pub carpets as he comes to terms with being newly-disabled.

Documentary 1982 22 mins



It’s 1982 and enter Peter’s world of psychedelic pub carpets and awkward conversations revolving around his newly-acquired disability. This film shows how attitudes towards disability are as much a barrier as steps and narrow doors. The film is strangely fatalistic, sometimes resentfully negative, about becoming and being a disabled person – which is odd, considering it was aiming to promote positive attitudes and the helpful role played by the now-defunct Manpower Services Commission.

Awkwardness around disability still exists over 30 years later. Scope’s recent End The Awkward campaign has tried to change this.