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Mike and Jules: While We Still Have Time

Powerful documentary charting how Jules Peters, wife of The Alarm's Mike Peters, discovered a lump in her breast in the course of making a film about a year in their lives.

While making a TV documentary about a year in the life of the rock singer from Rhyl, Mike Peters of The Alarm, his wife Jules makes a terrifying discovery - a lump in her breast. An urgent visit to the doctor confirms that a mammogram is needed, and she expects the worst. The couple decide to keep making the documentary and the resulting film turns out to be very different to what was originally planned - a powerful and honest story of a woman with breast cancer, and her personal journey through diagnosis, surgery and treatment.

The couple are no strangers to cancer. The previous summer, husband Mike relapsed for a third time, 20 years after first being diagnosed. The chemotherapy was no longer working, and his doctor at Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor fought to get him on a revolutionary new drug. So if anyone can deal with cancer, Jules says they're probably the best couple to do so. But with a US trip planned and several other commitments in the calendar, will they now have to sacrifice their busy rock 'n' roll lifestyle and the charity work they love? With contributions from close family friends, including U2's Bono, who says: 'Jules is a jewel - and she's precious - I know she's going to pull through'.

1 hour

Last on

Fri 3 Aug 2018 23:05

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Credits

Role Contributor
Producer Emyr Afan
Director Emyr Afan
Production Company Avanti Media

Broadcasts

  • Mon 22 May 2017 21:00
  • Tue 13 Jun 2017 22:45
  • Tue 13 Jun 2017 23:45
  • Tue 13 Jun 2017 23:50
  • Sat 1 Jul 2017 01:10
  • Wed 26 Jul 2017 22:45
  • Fri 3 Aug 2018 23:05

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