7 episodes

Simon Thomas explores human endurance through the toughest times. In a series of interviews with well-known celebrities and notable people, he discovers how crisis and desperation can lead to hope and inspiration for a new and happy life. In each episode, we find out that there are so many others experiencing mental anguish, who have lived through the most difficult times. We hear how many have overcome tragedy to live happy and fulfilling lives.

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Simon Thomas explores human endurance through the toughest times. In a series of interviews with well-known celebrities and notable people, he discovers how crisis and desperation can lead to hope and inspiration for a new and happy life. In each episode, we find out that there are so many others experiencing mental anguish, who have lived through the most difficult times. We hear how many have overcome tragedy to live happy and fulfilling lives.

    Bill Turnbull

    Bill Turnbull

    Simon Thomas explores human endurance through the toughest times. In a series of interviews with well-known celebrities and notable people, he discovers how crisis and desperation can lead to hope and inspiration for a new and happy life.

    Here we will discover that people from all walks of life have endured the most difficult times. That there is hope. That our most desperate moments can reveal strength and resilience we didn’t know we had. That things can, and will, get better.

    In this interview, Simon talks to journalist and presenter, Bill Turnbull who currently works as a presenter for the radio station Classic FM, following many years as a presenter with the BBC.

    In March 2018, Bill publicly revealed his diagnosis of advanced prostate cancer. His decision to talk openly about his illness has led to many other men having their health checked and has undoubtably saved lives. It's a bitter-sweet joy for Bill, who still has to find strength and courage to meet this challenge head on each day.

    If you have been through life events similar to those described in this episode and you need someone to talk to, please contact the samaritans, free any time, from any phone, on 116 123

    And if you'd like to share your thoughts with Simon, he'd love to hear from you:

    Twitter

    @SimonThomasSky

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Dave Clark

    Dave Clark

    Simon Thomas explores human endurance through the toughest times. In a series of interviews with well-known celebrities and notable people, he discovers how crisis and desperation can lead to hope and inspiration for a new and happy life.

    Here we will discover that people from all walks of life have endured the most difficult times. That there is hope. That our most desperate moments can reveal strength and resilience we didn’t know we had. That things can, and will, get better.

    In this interview, Simon talks to broadcast legend, Dave Clark. He tells us how he fell into live broadcasting and loved it. Through a rich and revered career, he has been a familiar face of sport, especially darts. Since 2011, Dave has been living with Parkinson’s disease. His public battle with the disease has brought timely awareness to those who struggle with Parkinson's and has proved a huge challenge for Dave.

    If you have been through life events similar to those described in this episode and you need someone to talk to, please contact the samaritans, free any time, from any phone, on 116 123

    And if you'd like to share your thoughts with Simon, he'd love to hear from you:

    Twitter

    @SimonThomasSky

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Andrea Corr

    Andrea Corr

    Simon Thomas explores human endurance through the toughest times. In a series of interviews with well-known celebrities and notable people, he discovers how crisis and desperation can lead to hope and inspiration for a new and happy life.

    Here we will discover that people from all walks of life have endured the most difficult times. That there is hope. That our most desperate moments can reveal strength and resilience we didn’t know we had. That things can, and will, get better.

    In this interview, Simon talks to Andrea Corr. To hear her painful journey through tragic times, to acceptance, to peace and ultimately to a deeper understanding of simple joys and taking each moment lightly and thoughtfully.

    If you have been through life events similar to those described in this episode and you need someone to talk to, please contact the samaritans, free any time, from any phone, on 116 123

    And if you'd like to share your thoughts with Simon, he'd love to hear from you:

    Twitter

    @SimonThomasSky

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Steve Bland

    Steve Bland

    Simon Thomas explores human endurance through the toughest times. In a series of interviews with well-known celebrities and notable people, he discovers how crisis and desperation can lead to hope and inspiration for a new and happy life.

    Here we will discover that people from all walks of life have endured the most difficult times. That there is hope. That our most desperate moments can reveal strength and resilience we didn’t know we had. That things can, and will, get better.

    In this touching interview, Simon talks to widower Steve Bland who describes his life before meeting his wife, Rachel Bland and the difficult journey to a new normal after her death.

    If you have been through life events similar to those described in this episode and you need someone to talk to, please contact the samaritans, free any time, from any phone, on 116 123

    And if you'd like to share your thoughts with Simon, he'd love to hear from you:

    Twitter

    @SimonThomasSky

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Duncan Slater

    Duncan Slater

    Simon Thomas explores human endurance through the toughest times. In a series of interviews with well-known celebrities and notable people, he discovers how crisis and desperation can lead to hope and inspiration for a new and happy life.

    Here we will discover that people from all walks of life have endured the most difficult times. That there is hope. That our most desperate moments can reveal strength and resilience we didn’t know we had. That things can, and will, get better.

    In this incredible interview, Simon talks to Duncan Slater about his time in Afghanistan. From an young age Duncan endured difficult times, none more challenging than his experience during military service when a bomb exploded underneath him. Duncan explains how despite losing both of his legs, he went on to run ultra marathons in the desert and ride a bike from Lands End to John O Groats.

    If you have been through life events similar to those described in this episode and you need someone to talk to, please contact the samaritans, free any time, from any phone, on 116 123

    And if you'd like to share your thoughts with Simon, he'd love to hear from you:

    Twitter

    @SimonThomasSky

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Fearne Cotton

    Fearne Cotton

    Simon Thomas explores human endurance through the toughest times. In a series of interviews with well-known celebrities and notable people, he discovers how crisis and desperation can lead to hope and inspiration for a new and happy life.

    Here we will discover that people from all walks of life have endured the most difficult times. That there is hope. That our most desperate moments can reveal strength and resilience we didn’t know we had. That things can, and will, get better.

    In this heartfelt interview, Fearne Cotton explains to Simon how life events took away her ability to feel joy and comfort. How a veil of anxiety and panic-attacks robbed her of happiness. Simon hears how she was forced to began a brave and difficult journey back to a normal life.

    If you have been through life events similar to those described in this episode and you need someone to talk to, please contact the samaritans, free any time, from any phone, on 116 123

    And if you'd like to share your thoughts with Simon, he'd love to hear from you:

    Twitter

    @SimonThomasSky

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

Vikki148 ,

Emotional but informative

What a lovely episode with Steve Bland, open and honest conversation that needs to be had to inform and educate people. Well done! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

Not a Presenter. ,

Surprisingly good

The convo with Fern Cotton was absolutely brilliant! Do a much longer one please!!!

Sara_Teece ,

Sigh

This man thinks he’s the only person in the world to lose someone. Milked it all the way to the bank!

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