The royals' shameful secrecy

By: Harding, Tracey.
Series: Community Living 34 (3) Spring 2021: 27. 2021Subject(s): INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY | PERFORMANCE | HISTORY | UNITED KINGDOMSummary: This arts column reviews an episode of "The Crown: the Herditary Principle" which includes actors with intellectual disabilities telling a little known story about the royal family where two of Princess Margaret's cousins were institutionalized. The sisters were played by Pauline Hendrikson and Trudy Emery, who took the lead roles of Nerissa and Katherine Bowes-Lyon. The episode reaffirmed the importance of continued visibility of people with intellectual disabilities on screen. Also recommends "The Pursuits of Darleen Fyles" on Radio 4. "This series has followed the tribulations of a couple with intellectual disabilities who cope with falling in love, paying the bills and all the other normalities of everyday life." Donna Lavin and Edmund Davies, who themselves have physical and intellectual disabilities, play the lead roles.
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This arts column reviews an episode of "The Crown: the Herditary Principle" which includes actors with intellectual disabilities telling a little known story about the royal family where two of Princess Margaret's cousins were institutionalized. The sisters were played by Pauline Hendrikson and Trudy Emery, who took the lead roles of Nerissa and Katherine Bowes-Lyon. The episode reaffirmed the importance of continued visibility of people with intellectual disabilities on screen.
Also recommends "The Pursuits of Darleen Fyles" on Radio 4. "This series has followed the tribulations of a couple with intellectual disabilities who cope with falling in love, paying the bills and all the other normalities of everyday life." Donna Lavin and Edmund Davies, who themselves have physical and intellectual disabilities, play the lead roles.

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