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Rhod Gilbert
Rhod Gilbert: A Pain In The Neck For SU2C

Rhod Gilbert: A Pain In The Neck For SU2C

  • TV documentary
  • Channel 4
  • 2023
  • 1 episode

Documentary about Rhod Gilbert's battle with cancer.

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Key details

Genre
Documentary
Broadcast
2023
Channel
Channel 4
Episodes
1
Features
Rhod Gilbert
Directors
Gwen Hughes
Producers
Gwen Hughes and Ian Durham
Companies

In June 2022, comedian Rhod Gilbert was diagnosed with head and neck cancer, caused by a virus known as HPV. This intimate, inspiring and - yes - humorous documentary follows him through 18 months of hope and hell as he confronts his illness. It powerfully captures the raw reality of living with a little-known cancer, shedding light on the challenges and raising awareness of the condition.

Rhod shares his daunting journey from diagnosis, through initial surgery, to chemotherapy and radiotherapy with remarkable openness. Through intimate video diaries, we accompany him on all the ups and downs, share in the triumphant moment when he rings the end-of-treatment bell, and then the agonising wait to find out if his treatment has worked as he tries to pull his life back together. On top of everything he's dealing with, Rhod undertakes a personal challenge, not only to raise awareness of his condition and how it can be prevented in the future, but also to raise funds for the cancer hospital that played a pivotal role in saving his life.

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Additional details

Also known as
  • Rhod Gilbert: A Pain In The Neck
Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 30th October 2023 at 9pm on Channel 4
Episode length
1 hour
All previous repeats
  • Saturday 4th November 2023 at 12:35am on C4 Online
  • Saturday 4th November 2023 at 12:35am on C4
  • Tuesday 31st October 2023 at 1:00am on 4seven

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