Not sure if this has been posted before or if this is the right thread, but wanted to share for those who may be interested! :) Here's a link to the article it was put on too: http://www.ageofautism.com/2013/02/banned-wakefield-films-from-british-tv-emerge-on-youtube-after-nearly-a-decade.html
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I don't find any proof it was banned, it just seems to have been a very unsuccessful TV drama made by Channel 5 (a small channel in the UK).
This article from 2003 talks about the poor viewer figures it got, despite a lot of press coverage at the time about how controversial it was:
Hugh Bonneville wasn't a big star until Downton Abbey. :)
PS. Did you know he's a Patron of "Medical Emergency Relief International" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_Bonneville)
Thy don't appear to be against vaccines (Vaccinated 202,036 children among other things: http://www.merlin.org.uk/what-we-do).
Mother of two living in UK. Daughter (2007) born in USA, son (2010) born here. I'm pro natural birth, midwife care, breastfeeding, co-sleeping, baby wearing and a keen advocate of cloth diapering. I'm a full time working research scientist (physical sciences) and I'm pro-vaccine.
If a network decides a film is uninteresting or poorly done and therefore chooses not to air it, that's not the same as "banning" or "suppressing". Where's the proof that it was the latter and not the former?
Even the Age of Autism article agrees "Exactly how the corporate pharmaceutical pressure was exerted within the BBC, is difficult to discern." Meaning that they have no proof that there was anything in play except stuff no one really wanted to watch.