When I was first asked to be the presenter of 'Listening Without Ears', I was unsure about whether to do it or not. Why would I want to make a radio programme about deaf people - my own community - when it would be almost totally inaccessible to them? It took me over a week to decide whether to accept this offer.
After 6 months in the making with producer Steve Urquhart, the documentary - which explores how the Deaf can interact with music - was aired on December 12th at 11.30am, and again on the 16th at 3.30pm.
'Listening Without Ears' on iPlayer
Despite my initial uncertainty about making the documentary, I am pleased at the outcome - though wish there had been more time to explore the topic further! It has received an overwhelmingly positive response from the public, and I would like to thank everybody who took the time to tune in to listen.
If you missed it or would like to listen again, a fully subtitled version can be accessed here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05q8rn4
I was also delighted to have been invited to talk about the making of the documentary on Radio 4's 'Seriously...' podcast series with host Rihanna Dhillon. Unfortunately, a subtitled version is not available for this one, but if you are able to listen it can be found here until January 13th 2018: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05r6z08
Please let me know what you think by dropping me a message using the contact page on my website!
As far as we are aware, this is the first ever example of subtitled BBC radio. I would like to encourage the BBC subtitle future programmes, so please do take 5 minutes to send some positive feedback to Radio 4 by emailing email@example.com, telephoning 03 333 444 544, or Tweeting @BBCR4Feedback.