Oscar-winning film The Silent Child, written and directed by former Hollyoaks stars Rachel Shenton and Chris Overton, is set to air on BBC1.
The short film, in which Shenton also appears, is about a little girl who is profoundly deaf and lives her life in silence until a social worker teaches her how to use British Sign Language, which opens up her world.
Shenton was inspired to write the film after her father went deaf after receiving treatment for chemotherapy. She learned sign language and became an ambassador for the National Deaf Children’s Society.
The Silent Child will be broadcast on 30th March at 7.40pm on BBC1