A Good Time to say Goodbye?

Director: BBC
Year: 2006
Country: UK
Rating: N/A

Filed under: Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide, Documentary

It is four years since Diane Pretty died after a lengthy struggle with motor neurone disease. It was ruled that her husband Brian could not help her to die despite the fact she believed her death would be slow, painful and undignified. Since then, many terminally ill Britons have travelled to Switzerland to die, where the law is different. The documentary asks whether the time is right to revise UK legislation. (Aired BBC One, Wednesday 10 May 2006, 19:30)

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