CripTales

CripTales

  • 2020
  • 1 Season
  • 6.8  (13)

CripTales is a collection of six short films - each one written, directed and performed by a person living with disabilities. Each film is a fictional monologue capturing a life-changing moment for a person with disabilities, based on factual research and lived experience and spanning the last 50 years of British history.

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The Real Deal
6. The Real Deal
October 1, 2020
Meg is looking out her window trying to catch sight of a man whom she thinks is a benefits cheat. She is compiling details about him in order to shop him for fraud. But unexpectedly, he forges a friendship with her and encourages her to claim more benefits for herself. A dark and witty tale set against the benefits system in the U.K.
The Shed
5. The Shed
October 8, 2020
A children's writer finds herself falling in love with Keira, her next-door neighbor. But Ellie, her caregiver, does not approve of the relationship. She starts to subtly block and subvert the romance, with dangerous consequences. A chilling tale exploring the power that a caregiver can exert over a wheelchair user's life.
Hamish
4. Hamish
October 1, 2020
It's 1981. Hamish's parents have been fundraising to buy him a new wheelchair. Crucially, it is a self-operated vehicle, and a chance for independence. Pushed everywhere by caregivers before this, Hamish heads for the woods to find sexual pleasure. But he hasn't counted on such rough terrain...
Thunderbox
3. Thunderbox
October 1, 2020
It is 1968, and Sue is in the toilet at a Pop Festival. Abortion has recently been legalized; it's a moment of liberation. But for Sue, a wheelchair user, it throws up difficult questions of bodies and belief. A whirlwind romance has left her pregnant. What should she do now?
Paper Knickers
2. Paper Knickers
October 1, 2020
Jackie is in a hospital bed. She is facing a decision about whether to have her leg amputated. As she thinks through her options, she explores her feelings for someone she has recently met, who seems interested in her. Will she have a chance of pursuing her romance with only one leg? A bold, witty exploration of what it is to be an amputee.
Audition
1. Audition
October 1, 2020
Mat sits in the waiting room before an audition, dreading how it will be. He re-lives some of his best and worst moments in auditions, and takes us back to his childhood where he unlocks the reasons for his fears, before finding the way to triumph...Or does he?
Description

CripTales is a collection of six short films - each one written, directed and performed by a person living with disabilities. Each film is a fictional monologue capturing a life-changing moment for a person with disabilities, based on factual research and lived experience and spanning the last 50 years of British history.CripTales is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (6 episodes). The series first aired on October 1, 2020.

CripTales is available for streaming on the BBC America website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch CripTales on demand at Amazon Prime and AMC.

  • Premiere Date
    October 1, 2020
  • IMDB Rating
    6.8  (13)