Dvd-iconJohn's Not Mad
  • Special Interest
  • Documentary / Drama
  • 1 Disc
  • 64 Minutes
  • DVD
  • PAL
  • Region: 2
  • English
  • Subtitles: No
  • BBFC: E

Filmed as a QED documentary by the BBC in 1989, John’s Not Mad follows John Davidson, a 15-year-old schoolboy from Galashiels who suffers from the most severe form of Tourette’s Syndrome, a complex neurological disorder. This fascinating and inspiring film explores the way in which John, his family and the local community deal with his extreme condition. This DVD also contains footage from the 2002 BBC follow-up documentary, The Boy Can’t Help It, featuring John, now aged 31, as he talks about how much impact the original documentary had on his life. Now ranked, in a British public poll, as one of the 50 Greatest Documentaries.


'The Boy Can't Help It' 34 mins, Audio Commentary by John Davidson

Valerie Kaye

John Davidson

  • Release Date: Feb 07 2004
  • FHED1755
  • 5030697007551