Media release: Adventures in Dementia to air as part of new talent initiative


STV will broadcast Adventures in Dementia, the second 30-minute documentary produced as part of This is Scotland, a documentary and new talent initiative run by the Scottish Documentary Institute (SDI) in association with Screen Scotland.

The documentary will air this Thursday 6th June at 8.30pm.

Adventures in Dementia tells a touching story about the heart-warming friendship of Agnes and Nancy, who prove that their dementia is no barrier to achieving their ultimate goals.

Agnes lives in Glasgow, is driven and dedicated to the cause of dementia activism – she travels all the time and doesn’t ever seem to slow down. Nancy, on the other hand, lives alone on a croft far away from the hustle and bustle of city life. She tends her garden, practices mindfulness and is also a dementia activist.

Agnes and Nancy are friends, and when they meet up there is much laughter. Together, they embark on an adventure which proves that life with dementia is not over by any means.

Behind Adventures in Dementia is Scottish filmmaker Anne Milne, who has received several awards for her work, including a BAFTA New Talent Award and a BAFTA Scotland Award.

SDI’s This is Scotland initiative offered upcoming filmmakers a unique opportunity to produce a documentary, working closely with SDI, and have their work broadcast in peak time on STV.

Earlier this year, Duncan Cowles documentary All Aboard brought viewers a unique insight into life onboard the MV Hrossey ferry which travels overnight between Aberdeen and Shetland as seen through the eyes of its crew and passengers. The programme reached an STV audience of over 265,000.

Stephen O’Donnell, director of Programme Strategy and Marketing at STV, said: “Adventures in Dementia is a really heartwarming story following two characters who are making the most of life. I am delighted that we can provide a platform for entertaining and uplifting documentaries on STV and I encourage our viewers to tune in.”


For further information, please contact the STV press office:

Katie Martin

0141 300 3109

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