Barbara Thompson on 24 hours in A&E
Barbara Thompson will feature in an edition of 24 hours in A&E on Channel 4, broadcast on Wednesday, 7th October, at 9 pm. The TV programme acknowledges Barbara’s ongoing battle with Parkinson’s Disease, but more pertinently addresses a new heart condition, and touches upon the untimely death of her husband Jon Hiseman in 2018. The programme looks at the experience of two other patients, Barbara’s segment is narrated by her daughter, Ana Gracey. This very poignant episode puts focus on this new threat to her health, but also celebrates the force of nature that she has been throughout her life and career, including footage from her Live ’05 DVD, and even features a brief segment playing her soprano at home. This incredible dynamism is in full effect in the music contained within Live at the BBC, and in her autobiography.
Enormous dignity and abiding strength. Inspiring. Great musician, great lady.
It was a surprise to suddenly see barbara not on stage but in A&E. A wonderful woman displaying amazing courage. Memories of a great concert at the South Holland Centre in Spalding a few years ago sent me rushing to play my CD of Songs from the Centre of the Earth yet again… Stay strong.
Hi Barbara ,
Just to say that I was so interested to see you on 24 hours in A/E . The first live band I ever saw way back in the late sixties / early 70s was Colosseum at the University in Guildford .I must have been around 17 . I still have 3 original LPS plus the gig poster somewhere . Those were the days ! Wishing you well and thank you for reminding me what great music sounds like .