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The Day I Got My Sight Back (2013)

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Since 2002, Ian Tibbetts, a forty-two year old former forklift truck driver from Telford, has been slowly going blind. He has never seen the faces of his twin four-year old boys. Despite numerous treatments to save his eyesight, nothing has worked.

Until now.

Over several months, Walker George Films has been following Ian as he undergoes a series of extraordinary and complex operations in a last attempt to restore his sight - with the help of one of his teeth.

Only one hospital in the UK offers this type of surgery. The success rate is high, but it's not guaranteed. Will Ian ever see his wife again - and will he finally see his sons for the first time in his life?

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Reviews

Mesmerising Sunday Times
Astounding Daily Telegraph

Heartwarming stuff... amazing Sunday Mirror

A moving film Observer

Fascinating TV Times

Stirring stuff Time Out

Touching Daily Mail

Incredible The Guardian

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The Day I Got My Sight Back | Teaser clip 2
The Day I Got My Sight Back | Teaser clip 2
Ian Tibbetts and Sally George talking about 'The Day I Got My Sight Back' on BBC Breakfast

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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.