What the world
says about
"The Specials"

OWN Launch Coverage

CBS News
What makes "The Specials" reality series so special?
Entertainment Weekly
Oprah-approved 'Specials' stars intellectually disabled 20-somethings
Huffington Post
Five Extra-Special Young People Share Their Lives With the World in The Specials Reality Show
Meet Inspiring Former Special Olympics Athelete Megan From 'The Specials' Docu-Series
BBC Radio 4
Thrones team helps UK web series onto Oprah network
An online doc soap about a group of disabled housemates is about to get a new audience.
Influencers Radio
The Specials – Creators of OWN Network’s Groundbreaking New Reality Show


Webby Awards Winners — "The Oscars of the Web"

The Specials with their Webby Award

Webby Award & the People's Choice Award for Best Reality. May 2010.

BBC South followed "The Specials" to New York for the star-studded Webby Awards ceremony.

Vimeo Awards

Finalists in the Original Series category. September 2010.

Cinema Tous Ecrans — Titra Film Sa Prize

“The Jury has unanimously decided to reward this audacious, polished, touching and funny work. This Web Series knows how to stage an original universe, freed of all voyeurism and conventional good feelings.”

November 2010

BANFF World Media Festival

Nominee for Best Documentary Pilot. May 2011.

National Youth Disability Film Awards

Winner, Best Web Series. December 2010.

Media Coverage

ITV Meridian

The Guardian

The Guardian newspaper's review of The Specials.

BBC Radio 4

The Specials at the BBC

Listen to our first interview on "You and Yours".


The UK's leading charity for people with learning disabilities.

Download the Viewpoint magazine article.

The Specials at Mencap's Little Noise Sessions

The Specials go to Mencap's Little Noise Sessions and interview Alexandra Burke, Alphabeat & Jo Whiley.

.net Magazine

The world's best-selling magazine for web designers and developers.

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Broadcast Now

Broadcast Now is a weekly magazine about the UK's television industry. Here's their article covering the announcement that "The Specials" is to be broadcast on OWN: UK indie KADA wins Oprah order.

Here's the Broadcast Now article covering the original launch of the webseries:

Broadcast magazine article


The BBC's disability website interview Lewis.

Tube Filter

A review of "The Specials" on Tube Filter.

Rosie Radio

Rosie O'Donnell tells her listeners about a new show she's seen called 'The Specials'!