Rob Burrow: My Year with MND documentary on tonight

A moving documentary, ‘Rob Burrow: My Year With MND’ will now be shown on BBC Two on Tuesday from 7pm. 

It was initially scheduled to be shown on Monday, but presenter Sally Nugent has confirmed it has been put back 24 hours due to the Government announcements tonight regarding coronavirus guidelines.

The half-hour documentary follows the 5ft 5in former scrum-half as he displays the same spirit in his fight against the incurable disease as he showed in adversity on the rugby field.

“I have too many reasons to live,” Burrow says. “I’m not giving in until my last breath.”

The film follows his trips to see the specialist and includes moving interviews with his parents, wife Lindsey – his childhood sweetheart – and former team-mates Kevin Sinfield and Barrie McDermott.

Burrow, who has three young children, was prompted to raise awareness for research into the condition, including regular appearances on BBC Breakfast, after a meeting with former Scotland rugby union international and fellow MND sufferer Doddie Weir.

Burrow, 38, was diagnosed with the degenerative disease barely two years after ending his stellar playing career by helping Leeds to a record-extending eighth Super League Grand Final in 2017.

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  1. For a little man , you have the heart of a giant, in the land of giants , you stand tall with honour and the respect of players and fans from different clubs from around the world . I know how much your loved and reguarded with this short statement from a widnes vikings fans

  2. Very disappointed this programme was deleted 24 hours. I was due to record it and noticed it had not been recorded. Only through going on internet did I find out it was being shown 24 hours later. This programme should be on BBC1,if it was Covid related it would have been.
    The preview I saw on BBC breakfast showed what a great inspiration Rob could be for do many.

    • I missed it! Saw the pre-view in the morning and then it wasn’t on.. Now I’ve missed it. Gutted. Not advertised re-scheduled viewing very well ☹️

  3. I find it so hard to believe this. I went to a sportsman’s dinner a few years ago with Barry Mac as the speaker and even before you had this Barry gave what had to be the best speech about you saying what a tough guy you were in the land of big men when you stand out as such a great player and yes you were. From an Oldham supporter you have the upmost respect as one of the best rugby league players ever.

  4. Totally agree with your comment, why is everthing being so focused on covid. I was also disappointed that this programme was postponed & had to search for the rescheduled viewing. I wanted to watch because of a family member is at the same stage with this illness as Rob , he is also a very brave man.

  5. Please replay this program, I agree, so much about Covid, but other people, including a family member, suffering with Motor Neuron that gets one half hour on BBC2, why is there so little awareness about this dreadful disease.

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