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C4 commissions “Can Cannabis Save Our Son?” from Frieda TV

UK pubcaster Channel 4 has commissioned an hour-long special from London-based Frieda TV that follows former Gogglebox stars as they embark on a mission to help their son. Steph & Dom: Can ...
October 2, 2018

UK pubcaster Channel 4 has commissioned an hour-long special from London-based Frieda TV that follows former Gogglebox stars as they embark on a mission to help their son.

Steph & Dom: Can Cannabis Save Our Son? follows Steph and Dom Parker and their family as they journey to help their 18-year old son Max, who suffers from autism and epilepsy. In recent months, the couple has been given hope with the medical use of marijuana/cannabidiol (CBD), which has shown to control or even eliminate the deadly seizures that Max faces. But the Parker’s are currently being refused treatment.

This one-off film follows the family at home and on their travels across the UK and the U.S. to meet other families who have been prescribed cannabis oil in order to see how effective it is and the risks involved, as they try to decide if medical marijuana could be the cure they’ve been looking for.

Steph & Dom: Can Cannabis Save Our Son? is executive produced by Jon Lloyd, with Erica Gornall directing. It was commissioned by Channel 4′s commissioning editor Emily Jones.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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