Prue and Danny's Death Road Trip
Prue Leith supports assisted dying. Her son Danny Kruger MP is against it. Can a transatlantic trip resolve their differences? Mother and son, facing off on opposing sides of a deep ideological divide, head off for a North American road trip.
The Great British Bake Off judge Dame Prue Leith has long been a supporter of assisted dying, and as a patron of the pressure group Dignity in Dying, is campaigning for British law to be changed to allow dying people to have an assisted death. Her son is Conservative MP Danny Kruger, who as Chair of Dying Well, the All Parliamentary Group, is also campaigning, but to prevent any change to the law. Prue and Danny visit the USA and Canada, where assisted dying is legal. Prue first became aware of the assisted dying debate 12 years ago when her brother David died a slow and very painful death. She believes that people in Britain who are already dying, should have the right to a pain free and dignified death. Danny Kruger MP believes instead that any potential change in the legislation could lead to the abuse of vulnerable people.