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Bollocks To Cancer (2005)

Inspired by his own recent brush with “chemo”, former testicular cancer patient Patrick Collerton directs this funny, profound and uplifting film set in a Newcastle cancer ward, about the journey of 19 year old Steven Liddell, a chef from Alnwick, through chemo for testicular cancer.

He must cope with life on the ward, an over anxious mother and the pregnancy of his 17 year old girlfriend, Katie. This remarkable documentary focuses predominantly on the life and death battle of one young man undergoing chemotherapy for testicular cancer.

This one hour documentary was shown on Channel 4 at 9pm on Thursday 9th June 2005.

It has already been identified by The Observer as one of the top 50 Cultural Highlights of the Summer.

“Fantastically moving” The Guardian

“Pretty much the dog’s wotsits” Metro

“Ultimately inspiring...succeeded in making a fearsome disease just that little bit less daunting” Mail

“A life affirming film about a life-threatening subject... never failed to put the emphasis on hope” Daily Telegraph

“The more they tried to laugh it off, the more I wanted to cry” Independent

Bollocks To Cancer by Patrick Collerton