The Specials is an online docu-soap series following the lives of a house of young adults with learning disabilities. Lucy, Sam, Megan & Hilly have Downs syndrome, Lewis has Williams syndrome. Now aged between 19-23 they have been friends since childhood & together share the ups & downs of each other's lives from first love to heartbreak, from leaving college to finding a job as well as the day-to-day stuff like arguing over the remote or storming the local karaoke night.

“This is our world and we want to share it with you!”

The Specials to be broadcast on US television!

Watch every episode of season 1 & season 2 of "The Specials" back-to-back all day Sunday, September 7 2014 starting at 2:30/1:30c on OWN: Oprah Winfey Network.

Ice Bucket Challenge

It was only a matter of time…

Highlights of Season 1

Be careful, there are spoilers!

Have a peek at our next documentary film!

The Specials: Home at Last — coming soon on DVD!

In-depth documentary telling the story of how Carol & Dafydd Williams set up 'The Specials' home & helped their daughter Hilly realise her dream of living with her friends. If you would like to be informed when this DVD goes on sale, sign up for an email alert.

Season 1 is Finally Available on DVD!

The Specials on DVD

We are happy to announce that Season 1 of 'The Specials' is finally available on DVD!

The DVD has over 2 hours of footage:

  • All 10 episodes in high quality video, much better than the compressed versions on the internet!
  • All 5 housemates profile films.
  • Subtitling which can be switched on and off.

Buy it now!

Meet the housemates

Check out the profile films on each housemate's page.