A Boy Called Alex (Channel 4)

A Boy Called Alex opened Channel 4’s Cutting Edge season in January 2008.

A documentary film about a 16 year-old musical prodigy at Eton College who suffers from the incurable disease cystic fibrosis, nominated for three BAFTAS (Best Documentary, Best Director, Best Editing), also nominated for a Royal Television Society award for Best Documentary.

The film was directed by Stephen Walker and produced by Sally George. It attracted one of the highest-ever audiences of a Cutting Edge programme and received rave reviews.



Astounding, life-affirming … quite simply the impact of Stephen Walker’s film is overwhelming  The Times

Astonishing … don't miss this gripping, inspiring, uplifting and humbling film  Daily Mail

Awards and Nominations

  • Winner of Bulldog Award (voted by the industry) for Best Documentary 2009

  • Winner of Royal Television Society Craft Award for Best Photography and Sound 2009

  • Nominated for BAFTAs Best Documentary, Best Director (Stephen Walker) and Best Editing (Ben Stark) 2009

  • Nominated for Royal Television Society Best Documentary January 2009

  • Nominated for Broadcast Best Documentary 2009




Director: Stephen Walker
Producer: Sally George
Broadcast: Channel 4 (24/01/2008)


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