James Arthur Documentary on BBC

Craggsy2

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What a great programme.
What an honest moving account of a young mans despair to triumph back to despair and back out again.
Comes across as a top man
Well done James proud of you man
Yes a very well put together programme that I felt showed Redcar and the area in a good light. I'm surprised that it did not get more attention from this board to be honest. It highlights to a wider audience men's mental health issues that are endemic in Teesside particularly since the demise of heavy industry. James Arthur you are an inspiration, please keep up the good work, I know that it is anything but easy.
 

Ian Bairds Ears

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Yes a very well put together programme that I felt showed Redcar and the area in a good light. I'm surprised that it did not get more attention from this board to be honest. It highlights to a wider audience men's mental health issues that are endemic in Teesside particularly since the demise of heavy industry. James Arthur you are an inspiration, please keep up the good work, I know that it is anything but easy.
I agree craggsy....not sure why that programme didn't evoke a tonne of reaction on here...anyone who hasn't seen it...you should
It's a beautifully put together painful honest story and at rhe end of it I had nothing but admiration and respect for James and the other teesside lads who were able to talk on TV about their own private hells

The aerial Imagea of Redcar and Saltburn plus the heavy slice of boro fc make this a must watch
 

Emmersons_BrazillianDong

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Just watched it. It shows how a broken family and troubled childhood in foster care is incredibly hard to overcome. Looks like his great girlfriend has been a huge support to him, lucky lad. Lots of footage taken in Redcar and Saltburn, with a thumbs up for Sea Breeze.

Some of the most vulnerable people in society with massive challenges to overcome not only from a perspective of getting on in life but also the trauma that comes with the complexity of not having your family around.

No amount of money, fame or anything can fix that. Only love and support.

I've not seen the programme but wish the lad, and anybody in the same situation the best of luck.
 

Randy

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I haven't see it but did it mention why he was living in a bedsit before he went on that TV show?
 

FatCat

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I like James Arthur and I’m sure he has a story to tell, however I remember at the time his mum said he was talking nonsense with stories of foster care etc. see attached article from the time. In the documentary she’s also quick to nip in the bud when he tries to put some blame on his mum.

The other thing which makes me question this is surely the documentary would have included some of his foster parents or the care home he went to.

It’s a great programme for many reasons as it shines a light on mental health issues and also our area though I’m not as convinced about his story especially as his own mum has denied it in the past!


 

Randy

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I like James Arthur and I’m sure he has a story to tell, however I remember at the time his mum said he was talking nonsense with stories of foster care etc. see attached article from the time. In the documentary she’s also quick to nip in the bud when he tries to put some blame on his mum.

The other thing which makes me question this is surely the documentary would have included some of his foster parents or the care home he went to.

It’s a great programme for many reasons as it shines a light on mental health issues and also our area though I’m not as convinced about his story especially as his own mum has denied it in the past!


His mum turfed him out. That's why he ended up in a bedsit. The reason why I can't share publicly.
 

Scrug

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Had the mispleasure of meeting this lad when he was in Save Arcade. Absolute knobhead. Probably a reason he’s that way, but mental health doesn’t give you an exemption from being **** to people.
 

FatCat

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His mum turfed him out. That's why he ended up in a bedsit. The reason why I can't share publicly.
Getting kicked out and ending up in a bed sit is quite different to foster care. Anyway I’m sure there are many sides to this story. As mentioned I like the lad and regardless of what’s gone on in the past he is trying to do good with this documentary!
 
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