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BBC accused of being ‘cheerleader for assisted suicide’ after filming man killing himself in Terry Pratchett documentary

16 April 2011

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BBC accused of being ‘cheerleader for assisted suicide’ after filming man killing himself in Terry Pratchett documentary

The BBC stands accused of being “˜a cheerleader for assisted suicide’ after filming a man killing himself at the notorious Dignitas clinic for a controversial documentary.

Sir Terry Pratchett, a prominent supporter of euthanasia, presents the programme which follows a man in the late stages of motor neurone disease as he travels from Britain to the Swiss clinic.

The popular fantasy novelist ““ who himself has Alzheimer’s ““ remains at the 71-year-old’s bedside until he succumbs to the cocktail of drugs he has taken to end his life.

Screening the moment of a suicide victim’s death is a first for terrestrial television.

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via Mail Online

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