15 August 2023 News

A BBC documentary which captured day-to-day life for Motor Neurone Disease Association patron Rob Burrow MBE has been shortlisted for a National Television Award (NTA).

Rob Burrow: Living with MND premiered on BBC2 in October 2022 and offered an unflinching insight into Rob’s life with motor neurone disease (MND), and the impact it has had his family and friends. 

On the programme, cameras followed Rob as he took a trip to the swimming pool with wife, Lindsey and on a visit to his neurologist Dr Agam Jung. It also captured the realities of home life for the Burrow family and the support Lindsey provides to Rob as his carer. 

This is the second time a documentary featuring Rob has been shortlisted for an NTA, after his first documentary Rob Burrow: My Year with MND received recognition in 2021. 

Other documentaries shortlisted in the 2023 Authored Documentary category are: Matt Willis: Fighting Addiction, Lewis Capaldi: How I’m Feeling Now and Deborah James: Bowelbabe In Her Own Words. 

The results will be revealed at the NTA ceremony, live on ITV on Tuesday 5 September 2023. 

“It takes incredible bravery to open your front door and let television cameras into your home during a vulnerable time in your life. We are immensely grateful to Rob and his family for helping create this moving documentary to raise awareness of MND. We can’t think of anyone more deserving of a National Television Award than Rob, and we wish the Burrow family the best of luck at the upcoming ceremony.”

Tanya Curry, Chief Executive of the MND Association

How to vote for Rob Burrow: Living with MND: 

Visit the National Television Awards website to cast your vote: National Television Awards

Votes must be in by midday on Tuesday 5 September. All new votes will be added to those already submitted in the first round of voting. 

Watch Rob Burrow: Living with MND