Talking Bodies

TALKING BODIES takes the form of a collection of seven short films. Inspired by Alan Bennett’s classic Talking Heads series, we want to bring the series up to date, making it relevant to today’s rich and diverse society by shining a spotlight on those who are often side-lined.

This project will tell the surprising, shocking, sad and funny stories of the Deaf, Disabled & Neurodiverse through a series of seven Talking Heads style monologues.

Now, you will be able to see the first two instalments of these films – ‘We Care’ & ‘Indefinitely’

To stay up to date with this project and the development of future films, please visit

About Hot Coals Productions

Hot Coals return to HOMEs digital channel following ‘My Dear Christopher’ which featured as part of HOME’s Homemakers project during the 2020 lockdown. Their mission as filmmakers, similar to that as their role as theatre-makers, is to create beautifully crafted films, which are accessible to deaf and hearing audiences and push the boundaries of traditional filmmaking.


Please be advised that Talking Bodies explores sensitive material around suicide and sexual assault.

  • Both films are available as Pay What You Decide – – so you can choose to either pay £0, £3.50 or £5

Both films are completely subtitled.