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The Strangest Village in Britain
Screened: Channel 4, Thursday 16 June 2006.
The Strangest Village in Britain focuses on the Yorkshire village of Botton; a place where eccentric behaviour is celebrated and people who might have difficulty being accepted by the outside world are welcomed. One hundred and thirty five people with special needs live and work with 100 'co-workers' (and their children) in a remote and self-contained collection of farmhouses set in a rugged valley on the North Yorkshire Moors.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of Botton, and some of its residents have been there since the beginning. Co-workers, too, opt into a long-term commitment to share their homes and their lives with up to eight adults with special needs; it's certainly not a lifestyle for the intolerant or impatient. While the community appears to have been a success, it has also been controversial among some social work professionals who believe that people with learning difficulties do better when integrated into the wider community. The moving, tender and sometimes funny film charts the day-to-day life of this remarkable place and the people who live there. And it follows long-term resident Barry as he decides to leave the community and re-enter the 'real world'; but can he cope with the harsh reality of life away from Botton?