Radio

Sundays 8pm to 11pm on Radio 2

A Very Strombo Christmas Special

A Very Strombo Christmas Special

Throw a log on the fire, drown yourself in eggnog and turn up this year's festive special.

Listen Past Shows

 

 

Videos
Lance Corporal Cassidy Little
submit to reddit

In 2011, Lance Corporal Cassidy Little, currently serving with the British Marines, lost his right leg when his friend stepped on an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan. The Canadian soldier is also a stand-up comedian and actor, and recently starred in the title role of the play The Two World of Charlie F.

He spoke with George about the part that acting played in his recovery.

"Recovery takes a long time," he said. "It just dawned on me when I was injured that if I wasn't careful, I was just going to sit back and play the Xbox for who knows how long, and just get lost in, like my father would say, lost in that darkness.

"So they said to me, there's some kind of artsy fartsy thing going on in the other room, and they said, 'Do you want to be involved with it?', and I said, 'Yeah.'"

He also showed George the prosthetic leg he received at Headley Court, a military rehabilitation facility.

"It's science fiction, man. The Enterprise is nothing in comparison. I've got a leg here.... There's three suspensions on here!"

credits
Theatre of War (2012) — BBC