Bill Turnbull will try cannabis in an emotional documentary about his painful battle with prostate cancer – The Sun

FORMER BBC Breakfast host Bill Turnbull tries cannabis as part of a moving documentary exploring treatments available for cancer sufferers.

Bill Turnbull: Staying Alive chronicles his life since a 2017 prostate cancer diagnosis.

A TV insider said: “This documentary shows Bill’s willing to do anything in a bid to beat the disease.

“In this case it includes him trying a treatment which is considered unconventional — and even controversial. But there is much more to the show, including showing the effect his cancer has had on his family.”

The documentary, which airs next month on Channel 4, comes after Gogglebox stars Steph and Dom Parker made another programme for the channel about their fight to stem the severe epilepsy of their son, Max.

They looked at how he could be helped by cannabis oil, one of several cannabis-derived products which can be prescribed by specialist doctors.

The Parkers were over-whelmed by the support that followed — and saw an improvement in Max’s condition, too.

As part of Staying Alive, Bill interviews political reporter Nick Robinson, newsreader Sian Williams and Renaissance man Stephen Fry, who’ve all battled cancer, too.

But it also includes lighter moments and a message of hope as he throws himself back into work in a bid to take control of his life again.

My dad Keith was diagnosed with prostate cancer last year. And after us all, initially, fearing the worst, he has beaten it. I am keeping everything crossed that Bill and his family manage to get to a similar conclusion.

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