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John Bishop and partially deaf son explore conditions for ITV documentary

Comedian John Bishop and his partially deaf son Joe embark on a journey to better understand the condition as part of an ITV documentary.

This hour-long film follows the duo as they try to improve their knowledge of the deaf community and learn British Sign Language (BSL) together.

Joe lost most of his hearing 12 years ago at the age of 15. This show explores whether BSL can provide a way to better engage with them.

Bishop will also challenge you to learn enough BSL to be able to perform standup routines using it.

ITV said the two would talk to people who “are not only relevant to the misconceptions and misconceptions they have faced, but who can offer another perspective on what it means to be deaf”.

Bishop said:

“Joe and I are so grateful for the members of the Deaf community we met this year. Their generosity has changed our lives.”

Joe & John Bishop: Life After Deaf is being produced by South Shore and Lola TV for ITV and ITV Hub, with Bishop and Lisa Thomas serving as executive producers.

Katie Lawcliffe, head of entertainment commissioning for ITV, said:

“We are very grateful to John and Joe for sharing their story with us.

South Shore CEO Andrew Mackenzie said: “This is an extraordinarily brave film from the Bishop family.

“As they take their first steps into the Deaf community, they have carved out an incredibly personal and moving story.”



John Bishop and partially deaf son explore conditions for ITV documentary

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