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Terry Pratchett documentary to show Dignitas death

15th April 2011

A new documentary created by renowned author and high-profile Alzheimer's sufferer Sir Terry Pratchett will show the last moments of a terminally ill man at the controversial Dignitas clinic in Switzerland.

The BBC2 programme will take a candid look at the suffering of people with long-term degenerative diseases and how different countries across the continent of Europe deal with so-called 'assisted death' cases.

Pratchett, who was diagnosed with a rare form of Alzheimer's in 2008, has long campaigned for a change to UK laws on suicide and has called for suicide tribunals to be established that would offer people with terminal illnesses - and their families - both medical and legal advice.

The Colour of Magic author said: 'I believe everybody possessed of a debilitating and incurable disease should be allowed to pick the hour of their death. And I wanted to know more about Dignitas in case I ever wanted to go there myself.'

When first diagnosed with the disease, Pratchett said he wanted to end his life in his garden, in the sunshine, with a brandy in hand, listening to his favourite band.

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