TLC picks up BBC doc on Cystic Fibrosis

The U.S. net has picked up the one-hour doc (pictured) about a bride-to-be waiting for a double lung transplant, which was produced by Special Edition Films and aired on BBC3 in the UK last November.
February 9, 2012

U.S. net TLC is to broadcast a one-hour BBC special about a bride-to-be with Cystic Fibrosis who is in need of a double lung transplant.

Breathless Bride: Dying to Live will air on the female-centric cable network on February 29. Produced by Special Edition Films for the BBC, the program chronicles the life of Kirstie Mills, a Cystic Fibrosis sufferer who has been given six months to live, as she prepares for her wedding while waiting for a lung transplant.

Knowing that the transplant call could come at any time, Mills and her fiancé plan their wedding accordingly, booking flexible venues and ordering fake flowers, for example, should they need to relocate the nuptials to a hospital room.

The doc was shot in March 2011 and aired in the UK on BBC3 last November, under the title Love on the Transplant List.

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