Beyond the Boundary


BBC Education film, produced and broadcast in 2000.

Written and Directed by Vincent O’Connell.

Produced by Colin McKeown.

Starring Philippa Williams, Steve Tindall, Catherine Cusack, Louisa Milwood-Haigh.

Part of the BBC’s ‘ID – CITIZENSHIP’ education programme, it was written to a specific brief to inform young people about their rights under European law to not be physically harmed in their home. It won a BAFTA for Best Schools Drama.

A young boy who is being systematically abused by his father is helped to deal with the domestic situation by a mysterious playmate, who seems to know an awful lot about the issue.

The film can now be watched here.

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