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The C Word

The C Word is an adaptation of Lisa Lynch's candid book about her experience of cancer, based on her popular blog which was launched shortly after her diagnosis. This film is a defiant, ballsy and surprisingly funny story of life, love and cancer.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Sun 3 May 2015 20:30

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • Jose Luis Teruel

    Aires Camperos

  • The Mariners

    Bagpipers Carol

  • Laura Marling

    Darkness Descends

  • Rizzle Kicks

    Down With The Trumpets

  • Gomez

    Get Miles

  • Goat

    Golden Dawn

  • The Streets

    Lets Push Things Forward

  • Elbow

    Powder Blue

  • Queen

    Somebody to Love

  • Longpigs

    The Man Who Found (Elvis)

  • Money

    Who's Going To Love You Now (Instrumental)


Role Contributor
Lisa Lynch Sheridan Smith
Pete Lynch Paul Nicholls
Jane McFarlane Haydn Gwynne
Ian McFarlane Michael Maloney
Sara Stephanie Vogt
Jack Tom Hutch
Pete's Colleague Marcus Griffiths
Gaby Rebekah Staton
Abigail Susannah Fielding
Sam Jamie Baughan
Consultant Silas Carson
Jamie McFarlane Nate Fallows
Nurse Chrissie Cotterill
Anaesthetist Peter Landi
Mary - Chemo Nurse Orla Fitzgerald
Wig Man Michael Heath
Wig Shop Girl Naomi Ryan
Tanning Salon Woman Candida Gubbins
Leanne McFarlane Molly Taylor
Hotel Woman Janette Legge
Hotel Man Tom Cotcher
Baby Corey Bexley Green
Therapist Thusitha Jayasundera
Infant Corey Theo Yeldham
Kris Kris Hallenga
Ellie Amy Strange
Writer Nicole Taylor
Producer Simon Lewis
Director Tim Kirkby


TV Blog: Kris Hallenga

TV Blog: Kris Hallenga

Lisa’s friend and fellow cancer blogger on filming The C Word.

BBC Writers Room: Nicole Taylor

BBC Writers Room: Nicole Taylor

Adapting The C Word, based on the book & blog by Lisa Lynch.