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The coolest club you never want to be a part of…
A candid look at cancer, with Steve Bland, Deborah James and Lauren Mahon.

You, Me and the Big C: Putting the can in cancer BBC Radio 5 live

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 144 Ratings

The coolest club you never want to be a part of…
A candid look at cancer, with Steve Bland, Deborah James and Lauren Mahon.

    About Our Debs

    About Our Debs

    Lauren Mahon, Steve Bland, producers Mike Holt and Al Entwistle recount treasured stories and memories of Deborah James: friend, broadcaster, campaigner, fundraiser, author, computer scientist, Dame.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    5 Live's tribute to Dame Deborah James

    5 Live's tribute to Dame Deborah James

    BBC Radio 5 Live's Tony Livesey celebrates the life of You, Me & The Big C broadcaster Dame Deborah James.

    • 34 min
    Deborah James' Last Dance

    Deborah James' Last Dance

    As Deborah James stops active treatment for her cancer, she speaks with Producer Mike one last time.

    Join the conversation and the online community to share positive support by using #YouMeBigC across all forms of social media.

    • 28 min
    About Where Debs Is At Right Now & Saying Goodbye

    About Where Debs Is At Right Now & Saying Goodbye

    Lozza and Steve catch up with Deborah about her hospital recordings, how she feels now and what the immediate future looks like.

    We also say bon voyage to producer Al Entwistle, who has been an important member of our original You, Me and the Big C family from day one.

    Don't forget, you can get in touch by using #YouMeBigC across all forms of social media - spread the word and share the positive support.

    Email youmebigc@bbc.co.uk

    • 45 min
    About When Debs Thought She Was Going Home

    About When Debs Thought She Was Going Home

    After three weeks in hospital Deborah James is finally told she can go home. But nothing ever seems to run smoothly. Little did Debs know that she’s about to embark on another emotional roller coaster that would taker her to absolutely rock bottom. This is the third and final part of her hospital recordings.

    This is a raw, powerful and honest account that some listeners my find upsetting.

    Don't forget, you can get in touch by using #YouMeBigC across all forms of social media - spread the word and share the positive support.

    Email youmebigc@bbc.co.uk

    • 34 min
    About The Days In Hospital

    About The Days In Hospital

    Deborah is joined by Lauren as they go through some of recordings she made in hospital.

    The conversation and recording range from the challenges Debs faced while in hospital to thoughts on social media, religion to night terrors, Covid rules and having a fifth operation to try and put in a stent.

    This is a raw, powerful and honest account that some listeners my find upsetting.

    Don't forget, you can get in touch by using #YouMeBigC across all forms of social media - spread the word and share the positive support.

    Email youmebigc@bbc.co.uk

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
144 Ratings

144 Ratings

Usangief ,

Late to the show !

I have listened to the entire podcast in the past 7 weeks . Blown away by the information, love and laughter . I have cried as much as I have laughed you are ALL so wonderful. I don’t have cancer but that doesn’t matter , I am informed now in a way that I never thought I could be . I am a hospice volunteer in Florida and I am taking all your info , love and laughter with me where ever I go . Thank you Thank you 🙏Keep Dancing DDJ and find Rachel 💃🏼💃🏼❤️❤️

Lamparddinho ,

Rip Deborah James

Your hard fought battle against cancer Till we meet again Rest in power

3510yogi ,

Thank you

These women helped me more than they know these last few years. I’ve laughed and cried and will likely laugh and cry more in days to come. Thank you thank you thank you.

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