Rob Burrow documentary now on Tuesday night 7pm
Rob Burrow: My Year with MND has been delayed 24 hours until Tuesday 13th Oct on BBC Two at 7pm.
The documentary was due to air on Monday night but will because of today’s Government announcement and to enable as many viewers as possible to watch this important documentary.
This moving documentary follows Rob Burrow as he shows the same spirit in his fight against motor neurone disease as the one which made him a hugely-admired rugby league star.
His family and friends – including former team-mates Kevin Sinfield and Barrie McDermott – also give their moving insight into this remarkable man. Burrow was prompted to raise awareness for research into the condition, including regular appearances on BBC Breakfast, after a meeting with former Scotland rugby union legend and fellow motor neurone disease sufferer Doddie Weir.
Burrow was diagnosed with the degenerative disease, for which there is no cure, barely two years after ending his stellar playing career by helping Leeds Rhinos to a record-extending eighth Super League Grand Final in autumn 2017. As the disease takes its toll physically, Burrow speaks of his determination to live as normal a life as possible and explains how his rugby career has prepared him for the challenge.
You can also watch the documentary on BBC One on Saturday 17th October from 1315 in the build up to the Coral Challenge Cup Final from Wembley or on the iPlayer after Tuesday night.