Deaf News: Deaf actor stars in BBC1’s ‘New Tricks’!

Posted on September 11, 2012



There was a rare treat in store for BBC1 viewers last night, with an episode of the popular series ‘New Tricks’ that focused on Eddie, the bereaved husband of a murdered woman, played by Deaf actor Julian Peedle-Calloo.

As well as featuring Peedle-Calloo, the episode showed several hearing actors using sign language, including Dennis Waterman, one of the stars of the show, and Sharon Small, who previously used sign language after starring in Dear Frankie, a film about a young deaf boy.

If you didn’t see it last night, make sure you check out the episode on BBC iPlayer at the following link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01ml70m/New_Tricks_Series_9_Queen_and_Country/ and let us know what you think in the comments below.

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