The Trouble With Dad

Overview

The Trouble With Dad explores the relationship between comedian and writer David Baddiel, his brother Ivor and their father Colin who suffers from one of the most extraordinary forms of dementia called Pick's Disease, which has stripped Colin of all his inhibitions, and stolen his memories.

In an intimate portrayal of their family life, the documentary follows David and Ivor as they struggle with the challenges posed by their father's illness and reveal what it is like to care for someone with this incurable and rare form of dementia. David has also created a one-man show partly about his father and his illness. Through meeting audience members, keen to share their stories, the brothers come into contact with others caring for relatives with Picks Disease - and the sufferers themselves.

Duration

  • 1 x 60'

Genre

  • Documentary

Producer

  • Sundog Pictures

Commissioning Broadcaster

  • Channel 4

Year of production

  • 2017