Burrow documentary nominated for top TV award

Rugby League fans and the MND community have come together once again to ensure Rob Burrow can tell his story on the biggest possible stage. 

Burrow, who was diagnosed with MND back in December 2019, has fought a high profile battle with the disease in the public eye ever since including the launching this week of his new autobiography ‘Too Many Reasons to Live’. Part of that was the emotional BBC documentary ‘Rob Burrow: My Year with MND’ which was first aired in October 2020. Thanks to public votes, the documentary has now made the short list for the National Television Awards on 9th September and now you can make sure that it wins to give Rob the national profile he deserves.

Now it’s time for the nation to decide who will emerge victorious when the NTAs make their much-anticipated return to The O2 London after a longer than usual 20-month wait when TV has never been so central to our lives.

The star-studded ceremony will be broadcast live on ITV on 9th September 2021 from 7.30pm- with new NTA host Joel Dommett leading the celebrations.

Five famous faces who showcased their personal plights are competing for the inaugural Authored Documentary award. The powerful state-of-the-nation shows are the Covid-focused Kate Garraway: Finding Derek, Katie Price: Harvey and Me, Rob Burrow: My Year with MND, Roman Kemp: Our Silent Emergency, plus a programme by a man whose campaigning made political waves: Marcus Rashford Feeding Britain’s Children.

The National Television Awards is the biggest night in TV, celebrating the nation’s best-loved, most successful shows and stars. After 20 months when TV has never been more needed, viewers can make their voices heard and get voting now!


You can vote free online at www.nationaltvawards.com OR by phone on 0905 647 2021. Calls cost 25p per minute, plus your network access charge, and should last no longer than seven minutes. Votes must be in by midday on Thursday 9th September 2021.

All new votes will be added to those already submitted in the first round of voting. The results will be revealed at the NTA ceremony, live on ITV from The O2 London on 9th September 2021 from 7.30pm.

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