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Man Alive


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This week: Fighting Back
TROOPER KEITH THOMPSON , aged 18, and SECOND LIEUTENANT PAUL CUR RELL, 22. were almost given up for dead when they were blown up on security patrols 18 months ago. Their lives were saved by surgeons and nurses at Belfast Royal Hospital using new techniques that have become the envy of the medical world, and Man Alive followed their return to consciousness in the much-acclaimed film, Fighting for Life. Since then hospitals have been battling to restore both men to health and independence.
Lieutenant Currell, who had a leg blown off has had to learn to walk again and is still in the army. Keith Thompson , who suffered severe head injuries and has had to learn to read and write again at the age of 19, has left the army and found a job despite partial paralysis.
Harold Williamson follows their determined fight to make a fresh start against impossible odds.
Film cameramen DAVID PEAT, CHRIS O'DELL Film editor dick PULL


Unknown: Keith Thompson
Unknown: Lieutenant Paul Cur
Unknown: Keith Thompson
Unknown: Harold Williamson
Unknown: Chris O'Dell
Producer: Paul Hamann.
Editor: Tim Slessor

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