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The Terry Pratchett Choosing To Die Documentary Open Thread

June 13, 2011

In a first for Same Difference, this is an open thread for any discussion about two documentaries which will air today, or the issues they raise.

First, at 9pm on BBC Two:

In a frank and personal documentary, author Sir Terry Pratchett considers how he might choose to end his life. Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2008, Terry wants to know whether he might be able to end his life before his disease takes over.

Travelling to the Dignitas Clinic in Switzerland, Terry witnesses first hand the procedures set out for assisted death, and confronts the point at which he would have to take the lethal drug.

Then, at 10pm on BBC Two:

Jeremy Paxman speaks to Terry Pratchett about his documentary, and a panel of studio guests debate the controversial issues surrounding assisted dying.

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