The Spike

United Kingdom, 1980

Film
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Episode of Series “Horizon”.
Documentary which explains the disease of epilepsy and looks at research which is being done into its causes and how to treat it. Includes extensive interviews with epilepsy sufferers who describe their symptoms and their feelings about the disease and the social stigma attached to it. Presented and narrated by Dr Peter Fenwick.

Credits

producer

Martin Freeth

production company

BBC-TV

Language

English

Duration

00:56:03:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

32585

Subject categories

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Diseases - Causes and theories of causation

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Diseases - Research

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Epilepsy

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Epilepsy - Psychological aspects

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Epileptics

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Epileptics - Care and treatment

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Health education

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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