Grav's battle shown on screen
RUGBY legend's Ray Gravell battle with diabetes is examined on the small screen later this month.
After hanging up his rugby boots, the centre established himself as an actor, radio presenter and commentator. But in 2001 he was diagnosed with diabetes, and he had his right leg amputated in April 2007.
Shortly afterwards a BBC film crew was given access to his life — the highs and lows, in public and in private. But six months later, Ray died of a heart attack.
As part of Live Longer Wales, Ray Gravell: Life with Diabetes follows Ray as he recovers from surgery and gets used to living with a prosthetic limb. Monday, October 21, BBC One Wales, 8.30pm.