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Dame Deborah James documentary to feature unseen footage and voice notes

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The BBC is to air a documentary about cancer campaigner Dame Deborah James featuring intimate footage dating right up until the final weeks of her life.The 80-minute film, titled Bowelbabe: In Her Own Words, will draw on previously unseen mobile phone footage, her collection of TikTok videos and voice notes, Instagram posts, podcast audio and family videos.

It will air on BBC Two and iPlayer as part of the broadcaster's Storyville documentary series, with a release date yet to be announced.

Dame Deborah, known by her social media handle Bowelbabe and a presenter of the You, Me and The Big C podcast, died last June at the age of 40 after being diagnosed with bowel cancer five years previously.

The BBC said this project was "filmed with Deborah in the last months of her life" and features her talking "frankly" about her diagnosis.

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