We have a great show for you this week! Finally the time has come to announce the winner of the Hands On Presenter Search! We also catch up with Deborah Ennis and Philip Quearney, who were interviewed last series for our cochlear implant story, Senan brings us some interesting news items from the Deaf world and Molly and Mr. Milk check out the land of M!
Hands On Presenter Search
It's the moment you've been waiting for - Hands On finally reveals the winner of our presenter search - but not before putting our hopefuls through some gruelling tasks to test their metal! And the winner is.! Well, you'll have to tune in on Sunday to find out!
Last series Eddie met Philip Quearney, four months before he had his cochlear implant operation, and Deborah Ennis and Peter McLoughlin, whose daughter Leah had recently gone through the programme. We catch up with them almost 1 year later to ask how their lives have changed since we last met them and Eddie asks Deborah why, in spite of the negativity she experienced at the time of her daughter's operation, she has since decided to get an implant herself and is considering the same for two of her other children.
News with Senan
The Deaf Association of Northern Ireland has been awarded a lottery grant to set up a professional editing suite that will allow them to produce more quality DVDs, with information translated from English into British and Irish Sign Language. With DANI's new editing suite staff and volunteers will be trained in how to present, film, edit and produce DVDs in Sign Language, cutting down on expensive outsourcing costs.
A film produced by a group of Deaf teenagers from Belfast has been short listed in the 'Mini Oscars'. The filmmakers, aged between 13 and 18, made the film using £4,000 of National Lottery Funding. The short film has been nominated in the Best Horror category of the First Light Movies Awards 2007, known as the Mini Oscars. Lil' Red is described as: "a contemporary version of "Little Red Riding Hood". The modern take on the famous tale involves internet chat rooms and teenage relationships, with a dark twist".
Evelyn Glennie, the percussionist, has been awarded a knighthood for her contribution to music in Queen Elizabeth II's New Year's Honours list. She'll be called Dame Evelyn Glennie.
Congratulations to all the children who sent in pictures for the Molly and Mr. Milk Christmas competition. We hope you liked your prize!
Mark Cummins, Thurles, Co. Tipperary
Sinead Cummins aged 8, Thurles, Co. Tipperary
Ciara Murphy aged 6, Kilcogan, Co Galway
Kate Murphy, aged 3, Kilcogan, Co. Galway
Connor Nourse, aged 8, Tralee, Co. Kerry
Fiona Landers, aged 10 Doughclone, Co. Cork
Stephanie Mockler, aged 11, Drimnagh, Dublin
Aine Kelly, aged 8, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon
Melissa Hetherton, aged 7, Arva, Co. Cavan
Sinead Leahy, Glanmire, Co. Cork
Aifric Lydon, aged 3, Drogheda, Co Louth
Molly and Mr. Milk. (Letter M)
This week Molly & Mr. Milk have an adventure in the land of M! Molly finds a Mirror and helps Mr Milk to see his reflection!
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