31 January 2011
Radio 4 interviews patient Rob
We were thrilled yesterday to welcome Nicola Humphries, producer of BBC Radio 4’s Soul Music programme, who came to interview Rob Chew, whose account of life with a brain tumour is chronicled on our website in his blog ‘Rob’s Reality’.
It was the blog that first led Nicola to seek out Rob, as she was researching the song ‘The Impossible Dream’ for inclusion in the programme. “The programme picks a song, and looks at its meaning for people, and how it has influenced them at stages in their life,” says Nicola. “I googled the song, and Rob’s inclusion of the lyrics from the song came up on one of his blog entries. I was intrigued, and wanted to discover more.”
In the interview, Rob details how the song has particular resonance and influence for him in his battle with the tumour that was first diagnosed nearly three years ago.
“I was very pleased that Rob talked so openly about the inspiration he has drawn from the song,” says Nicola. “It was a real pleasure to meet Rob, and I am sure that the programme’s listeners will be equally impressed by all that he has to say, about the song, about his illness, and about the support he receives from, and gives to as a volunteer, Prospect Hospice.”
The programme is scheduled to be broadcast on Tuesday March 15th, and will also feature contributions from composer Mitch Lee, opera singer Lesley Garrett CBE, and quadriplegic yachtsman Geoff Holt MBE.