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BBC tribute to brave Helen.

The BBC is to screen a tribute documentary to Grandstand presenter Helen Rollason later this month.

The programme, Helen Rollason: The Bravest Fight, is scheduled to be shown on BBC1 on August 24.

Presented by newsreader Peter Sissons, the 30-minute tribute will feature contributions from friends and colleagues.

Ms Rollason, aged 43, died on Monday morning at her home in Brentwood, Essex, after a long battle against cancer.

The first woman to present Grandstand and a former Sports Presenter of the Year, Ms Rollason outlived doctors' expectations by more than 18 months and inspired millions in the process with her cheerful no-nonsense approach to her illness.

News of her death, however widely expected, sparked an outpouring of sorrow and sympathy from the worlds of sport and broadcasting.
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Publication:The Birmingham Post (England)
Date:Aug 11, 1999
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