Episode 5

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Duration: 1 hour

Agnes and Rose are in hospital in London to have brain surgery to help control their tremors, which has a dramatic and immediate impact. In Blackpool, Terry, a patient in a psychiatric unit, is taken on a day trip to the zoo to help assess whether he's well enough to return to the community. We meet some of the 130 chemotherapy patients that are treated at a Manchester Cancer Unit on any one day and follow Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, just six weeks into the job, being given a tour of a new cancer centre in London.

The film shows the challenge of taking care of people with long-term conditions, a job only likely to get tougher with an ageing population.


Executive Producer
Amy Flanagan
Executive Producer
Magnus Temple
Series Editor
Zac Beattie


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