Mike and Jules – While We Still Have Time – BBC Documentary

The brand new BBC documentary “Mike and Jules : While We Still Have Time” will be broadcast on BBC 1 Wales on Monday 22 May 2017 at

For Sky TV customers in England BBC Wales should be available on channel number 952.

For Virgin Media customers in England BBC Wales should be available on channel 864.

For Freesat customers in England BBC Wales should be available on channel 964.

And the programme will be available to view on the BBC iPlayer here : www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08ryqrw

The broadcast will be followed on BBC 2 in Wales by The Alarm recorded live at the 25th Anniversary Gathering, Venue Cymru in North Wales earlier this year.


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’.