Dragonfly has been commissioned by BBC One to produce a one-hour documentary that explores the impact of a new screening test that is said to detect Down’s syndrome in 99% of pregnancies.
Actress Sally Phillips, a mother to a child with Down’s syndrome sets out to explore this emotionally charged debate and ask what effect the test could have on our society. Sally asks what the impact of this scientific breakthrough will be on the future of Down’s syndrome, at a time when the health, life expectancy and wellbeing for people born with the extra chromosome continue to improve.
The one hour documentary is produced by Dragonfly, part of Endemol Shine Group. The Executive Producer is Emma Loach and the Producer/ Director is Clare Richards. It was commissioned by Maxine Watson, Commissioning Editor, Documentaries.