Blind Man's Bete Noire

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01The Countryside2011071120120319

In his new series Blind Man's Bete Noire, Peter White explores some of the things which 'get up my nose' about blindness. The four programmes include The Countryside, Holidays, Being Introduced to Other Blind People and Going Slowly.

In the first programme, Peter takes a walk in the Kent countryside with keen rambler Janet Street-Porter, who tries to help Peter find the best way for him to experience and enjoy the countryside.

She suggests that Pete finds a silent walking companion, but they both agree they would not make an ideal partnership as both are too similar in disposition and like to do most of the talking!

Producer: Cheryl Gabriel.

Peter White and Janet Street-Porter explore one of his betes noires, the countryside.

In his new series Blind Man's Bete Noire, Peter White explores some of the things which 'get up my nose' about blindness.

The four programmes include The Countryside, Holidays, Being Introduced to Other Blind People and Going Slowly.

01The Countryside2011071120120319

In his new series Blind Man's Bete Noire, Peter White explores some of the things which 'get up my nose' about blindness. The four programmes include The Countryside, Holidays, Being Introduced to Other Blind People and Going Slowly.

In the first programme, Peter takes a walk in the Kent countryside with keen rambler Janet Street-Porter, who tries to help Peter find the best way for him to experience and enjoy the countryside.

She suggests that Pete finds a silent walking companion, but they both agree they would not make an ideal partnership as both are too similar in disposition and like to do most of the talking!

Producer: Cheryl Gabriel.

Peter White and Janet Street-Porter explore one of his betes noires, the countryside.

In his new series Blind Man's Bete Noire, Peter White explores some of the things which 'get up my nose' about blindness. The four programmes include The Countryside, Holidays, Being Introduced to Other Blind People and Going Slowly.

In the first programme, Peter takes a walk in the Kent countryside with keen rambler Janet Street-Porter, who tries to help Peter find the best way for him to experience and enjoy the countryside.

She suggests that Pete finds a silent walking companion, but they both agree they would not make an ideal partnership as both are too similar in disposition and like to do most of the talking!

Producer: Cheryl Gabriel.

Peter White and Janet Street-Porter explore one of his betes noires, the countryside.

In his new series Blind Man's Bete Noire, Peter White explores some of the things which 'get up my nose' about blindness.

The four programmes include The Countryside, Holidays, Being Introduced to Other Blind People and Going Slowly.

02Holidays2011071820120320

In Blind Man's Bete Noire, Peter White explores some of the things which annoy him most about his blindness.

In the second programme Peter is joined by broadcaster and travel expert Simon Calder. They spend the Isle of Wight ferry crossing discussing the best type of holiday for Peter to enjoy independence, flexibility and action.

Simon suggests a cruise may well meet Peter's requirements and mentions that there are also tailored holidays for blind people. Peter talks to one such specialist company about the holidays they offer, providing blind travellers with a sighted guide, to enable them to go on holiday on their own.

Producer: Cheryl Gabriel.

Peter White is joined by Simon Calder to explore one of Peter's pet hates, holidays.

In the second programme Peter is joined by broadcaster and travel expert Simon Calder.

They spend the Isle of Wight ferry crossing discussing the best type of holiday for Peter to enjoy independence, flexibility and action.

Simon suggests a cruise may well meet Peter's requirements and mentions that there are also tailored holidays for blind people.

Peter talks to one such specialist company about the holidays they offer, providing blind travellers with a sighted guide, to enable them to go on holiday on their own.

02Holidays2011071820120320

In Blind Man's Bete Noire, Peter White explores some of the things which annoy him most about his blindness.

In the second programme Peter is joined by broadcaster and travel expert Simon Calder. They spend the Isle of Wight ferry crossing discussing the best type of holiday for Peter to enjoy independence, flexibility and action.

Simon suggests a cruise may well meet Peter's requirements and mentions that there are also tailored holidays for blind people. Peter talks to one such specialist company about the holidays they offer, providing blind travellers with a sighted guide, to enable them to go on holiday on their own.

Producer: Cheryl Gabriel.

Peter White is joined by Simon Calder to explore one of Peter's pet hates, holidays.

In the second programme Peter is joined by broadcaster and travel expert Simon Calder.

They spend the Isle of Wight ferry crossing discussing the best type of holiday for Peter to enjoy independence, flexibility and action.

Simon suggests a cruise may well meet Peter's requirements and mentions that there are also tailored holidays for blind people.

Peter talks to one such specialist company about the holidays they offer, providing blind travellers with a sighted guide, to enable them to go on holiday on their own.

03Being Introduced To Other Blind People2011072520120322

Peter White is joined by author Sue Townsend who is also blind, to discuss their pet hate of being introduced to other blind people. Peter says that often sighted people will suggest that he meets someone, not because they may have anything in common, but purely because they are both blind. Visually-impaired BBC News correspondent Gary O' Donoghue also comments.

But Peter then meets Irene, June and Kathleen who disagree with his sentiments and point out what they consider to be the benefits of meeting other people who are also visually-impaired.

Producer : Cheryl Gabriel.

Peter White and Sue Townsend discuss his pet hate: being introduced to other blind people.

Peter White is joined by author Sue Townsend who is also blind, to discuss their pet hate of being introduced to other blind people.

Peter says that often sighted people will suggest that he meets someone, not because they may have anything in common, but purely because they are both blind.

Visually-impaired BBC News correspondent Gary O' Donoghue also comments.

03Being Introduced To Other Blind People2011072520120322

Peter White is joined by author Sue Townsend who is also blind, to discuss their pet hate of being introduced to other blind people. Peter says that often sighted people will suggest that he meets someone, not because they may have anything in common, but purely because they are both blind. Visually-impaired BBC News correspondent Gary O' Donoghue also comments.

But Peter then meets Irene, June and Kathleen who disagree with his sentiments and point out what they consider to be the benefits of meeting other people who are also visually-impaired.

Producer : Cheryl Gabriel.

Peter White and Sue Townsend discuss his pet hate: being introduced to other blind people.

Peter White is joined by author Sue Townsend who is also blind, to discuss their pet hate of being introduced to other blind people.

Peter says that often sighted people will suggest that he meets someone, not because they may have anything in common, but purely because they are both blind.

Visually-impaired BBC News correspondent Gary O' Donoghue also comments.

04 LASTGoing Slowly2011080120120323

In the final programme of the series, Peter White explores his bete noire of Going Slowly with record-breaking Steve Cunningham ("the fastest blind man on the planet") about why sighted people try to slow him down.

Comedian Nick Hancock explains to Peter the joys of fishing but he remains unconvinced about the benefits of sitting still for a long time, doing apparently nothing.

Visually-impaired BBC News correspondent Gary O' Donoghue also comments.

Peter finally experiences ultimate freedom by running full pelt along a Northumbrian beach.

Producer: Cheryl Gabriel.

Peter White explores his bete noire of going slowly with keen fisherman Nick Hancock.

04 LASTGoing Slowly2011080120120323

In the final programme of the series, Peter White explores his bete noire of Going Slowly with record-breaking Steve Cunningham ("the fastest blind man on the planet") about why sighted people try to slow him down.

Comedian Nick Hancock explains to Peter the joys of fishing but he remains unconvinced about the benefits of sitting still for a long time, doing apparently nothing.

Visually-impaired BBC News correspondent Gary O' Donoghue also comments.

Peter finally experiences ultimate freedom by running full pelt along a Northumbrian beach.

Producer: Cheryl Gabriel.

Peter White explores his bete noire of going slowly with keen fisherman Nick Hancock