My Brain And Me

Daily Mail Weekend Magazine - - YOUR TV WEEK - Mike Mul­vi­hill

In 2013, at the age of 53, the po­lit­i­cal broad­caster An­drew Marr had a stroke that nearly killed him. Al­though he sur­vived, his move­ment is still lim­ited, par­tic­u­larly down the left side, and he ad­mits that life for him now is tricky. ‘ There is an area in my brain, prob­a­bly the size of a small tomato, that sim­ply doesn’t ex­ist,’ he re­veals. And so now, in this pow­er­ful and very per­sonal one- off doc­u­men­tary, An­drew re­veals his gru­elling story of re­cov­ery and takes an in- depth look at that most com­plex of or­gans: our brains. He also meets some of the mil­lion-plus stroke sur­vivors in the UK and trav­els to Amer­ica to see if a rad­i­cal new treat­ment will help to im­prove his move­ment. Tues­day, 9pm, BBC2.

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