Life, Interrupted with Simon Thomas

Life, Interrupted with Simon Thomas

By Global

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.

Episodes

Billy Billingham

Simon talks to star of the TV programme SAS: Who Dares Wins, Billy Billingham. After a near-miss during a knife-right in his youth and strong advice from a boxing coach, Billy decided that he needed a life-direction and joined the Military. There he found like-minded people and thrived on the mental and physical challenge. As he grew, he discovered how capable he was and became a bodyguard to film stars including Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Now on TV, Billy reflects on his past and how he understands life very differently now. 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
20/04/201h 13m

Luke Sutton

Simon talks to former Cricket Captain Luke Sutton about his competitive attitude to life and how this led to valuing winning at all costs. Luke struggled with finding a release from the pressures of needing to win and found calm in using alcohol. He also endured the sudden loss of his long-term partner. Things spiralled out of control, and after a period in rehab and a near-fatal diagnosis in hospital, Luke found a way to approach life differently. Today he says that he is learning to live with his past and carry life forward into the future. 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
13/04/201h 19m

Jo Roberts

Simon talks to the CEO of the Wilderness Foundation, Jo Roberts. Jo founded the charity to help young people from difficult, abusive and impoverished backgrounds. She guides them to find solice, courage and understanding in the wilderness of nature. In this episode, she reveals how these young people come to her broken and closed, and how her wilderness trails make a lasting impact in their lives. 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
06/04/201h 7m

Bill Turnbull

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
30/03/201h 4m

Dave Clark

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
23/03/201h 4m

Andrea Corr

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
16/03/201h 16m

Steve Bland

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
09/03/201h 3m

Duncan Slater

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
02/03/201h 22m

Fearne Cotton

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
24/02/2058m 3s

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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. Twitter @SimonThomasSky
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