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Bill Turnbull, Staying Alive, Channel 4

(20 Posts)
phoenix Thu 24-Oct-19 22:12:22

On now, well worth watching, sensitively handled, inspirational, and a healthy bit of humour.

Jane43 Fri 25-Oct-19 10:53:41

A lovely man, I liked him as a presenter on BBC Breakfast and was sorry to hear of his illness. I will watch this, thanks for the reminder.

shysal Fri 25-Oct-19 11:37:54

I have recorded this, thanks for the recommendation.

Calendargirl Fri 25-Oct-19 11:41:19

I watched this, brave man and his family. I hope his illness gets no worse.

KatyK Fri 25-Oct-19 12:22:47

I will get this on catch-up. I wanted to watch it but my husband has prostate cancer and he wasn't keen.

nanaK54 Fri 25-Oct-19 12:28:11

Have recorded this and will look forward to watching
When Bill Turnbull first publicly 'announced' his diagnosis my DH asked GP for a prostate check......GP asked "are you experiencing any symptoms, or is this the Turnbull effect", but was happy to carry out blood test for DH

Avor2 Fri 08-Nov-19 20:32:25

Brilliant programme, a very lovely man, very touching, apparently he is coming back to ITV breakfast programme, good news xx

Jane43 Fri 08-Nov-19 21:36:39

I didn’t realise he was returning to breakfast tv but I wish it was with the BBC.

AllotmentLil Fri 08-Nov-19 22:27:39

An inspiring and very poignant programme. Am enjoying him on Classic FM.

Callistemon Fri 08-Nov-19 22:44:56

Bill Turnbull oured the country giving a talk on bees and beekeeping which I would have loved to have gone to; however, we were away when he came to our local theatre.

A lovely man (he is proof that not all old Etonians are pompous and privileged!).

Callistemon Fri 08-Nov-19 22:45:10

Toured, not oured

RAZZLEDAZZLE Sat 09-Nov-19 09:58:05

If it hadn’t been for dear Mr Turnbull , my husband would be in the same position as him, when I heard about his illness I suggested my husband who is the same age had a prostrate test, and low and behold it came back positive. Something I hadn’t expected. A year on he has had his prostate removed and so far all is ok. So thank you so much Mr Turnbull for making us aware.

frenchie3 Sat 09-Nov-19 11:00:49

What channel please Gnetters.

frenchie3 Sat 09-Nov-19 11:02:13

Sorry, just noticed heading does say Channel 4

NanaPlenty Sat 09-Nov-19 11:13:55

Fantastic programme and well done to Bill for making it. It was. Dry moving but also humorous and I’m sure a help to others.

Chardy Sat 09-Nov-19 13:48:15

I admire people in the public eye who use their problems to encourage others to check or seek help, or who lend their celebrity to publicise issues that we all need to be aware of. I don't understand why they seem to get so much flak.

57VRS Sat 09-Nov-19 16:19:09

Ive always been a fan of Bill’s . Great documentary. When he first announced his illness it coincided with husbands father and two uncles being diagnosed with prostate cancer. My OH who is 53 thought he better go for a test and yes it was positive too. He had it removed in july this year and touch wood everything so far is ok. But what a great bloke Bill is, so brave. He must have saved quite a few lives already.

CardiffJaguar Sat 09-Nov-19 17:40:05

Always support Bill for his prsence on TV and radio, but now more than ever because he has such a difficult cancer.

Deedaa Sat 09-Nov-19 21:11:16

It rang a lot of bells after DH's cancer. I do hope his latest treatment gets good results.

hulahoop Sat 09-Nov-19 21:15:43

Didn't see it but if encourages men to get checked it can only be good