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Posting this query as a public service. If you are considering being interviewed we recommend you take a look at F.E.A.S.T.'s policy on media interviews and family participation: 

BBC Documentary – Louis Theroux: Eating Disorders

The BBC Documentaries Department is making a documentary about people with eating disorders in the UK, and the impact on the individuals battling the illness and their families. The 60-minute film will be broadcast on BBC Two, and will be presented by Louis Theroux. Louis is a respected and experienced documentary maker who has made documentaries about a range of sensitive and challenging subjects including autism, alcoholism and dementia.

We understand that eating disorders are complex and that diagnosis and treatment can be hugely challenging for individuals and their families. With eating disorders affecting an increasing number of people, particularly young people, we hope to follow the stories of individuals who are battling this serious mental illness and their families to educate our viewers about the impact of eating disorders and challenge some of the stigma surrounding them.

We are aware that we are dealing with a very serious issue, so the documentary will be made in close collaboration with individuals, their families and professionals providing treatment to ensure that any filming is approached in a safe, appropriate and sensitive manner.

If you are interested in learning more about our documentary and you are based in the UK, please do get in touch. Please be assured that all conversations will be confidential and there’s no expectation for you to be in the final documentary if you do get in contact.  

Many thanks,

Danielle Spears

Assistant Producer

BBC Documentaries

T: 07714 920345


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Yup, I too want to pass on the message, after talking with Danielle Spears, the researcher. She seems to have spoken to some of us already and seems already well informed and respectful.The documentary will be just on anorexia, and for any age. They'd like people to speak to privately for their research (just a phone call) and also families who are willing to be filmed. She explained to me that at any stage people can change their mind, even after filming has taken place. 

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Great ! Another opportunity to get the truths out there thanks!!
Son,DX with AN, (purging type) age 13 in October 2015 ,  (4 months immediate inpatient) ,  Now Phase  2 , making progress every day. Living life to the full like a normal teen. We are not out of the woods yet, but we can see the light at the end of the tunnel, thanks to ATDT.
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