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A Boy Called Alex (2008)

A Boy Called Alex

A Boy Called Alex opened Channel 4’s Cutting Edge season in January 2008.

A documentary film about a 16 year-old musical prodigy at Eton College who suffers from cystic fibrosis, the film was directed by Stephen Walker and produced by Sally George. It attracted one of the highest-ever audience’s of a Cutting Edge run and rave reviews.

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A Boy Called Alex - Trailer
Interview with Director, Stephen Walker


Astounding, life-affirming…quite simply the impact of Stephen Walker’s film is overwhelming. The Times
Astonishing…don't miss this gripping, inspiring, uplifting and humbling film Daily Mail

Awards and Nominations

  • Winner of Bulldog Award (voted by the industry) for Best Documentary 2009
  • Winner of Royal Television Society Craft Award for Best Photography and Sound 2009
  • Nominated for BAFTAs Best Documentary, Best Director (Stephen Walker) and Best Editing (Ben Stark) 2009
  • Nominated for Royal Television Society Best Documentary January 2009
  • Nominated for Broadcast Best Documentary 2009


Director: Stephen Walker
Producer: Sally George
Broadcast: Channel 4 (24/01/2008)

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Critical acclaim for documentary

The Day I Got My Sight Back received considerable critical acclaim from the press, described by The Sunday Times as "mesmerising", the The Guardian as "incredible" and the Daily Telegraph as "astounding". For a fuller list of press reaction go to the programme page here or you can watch it on the iPlayer here.