Suffolk brothers' emotional documentary charts dad's cancer battle to the end

Watch Victoria Lampard's story about the Brooker brothers' documentary here

Two brothers from Suffolk who filmed some of their father’s last moments, are putting together a documentary to help others facing a similar diagnosis.  

John Brooker who lived near Sudbury, had been living with bowel cancer for 16 years.  In 2018 he was told it was incurable and gave his sons his blessing to film his journey right up until the end.  Marcus and Robin Brooker set out to put together a personal and honest account of their father and their family went through.

Marcus and Robin Brooker, filmed their father's cancer journey Credit: Marcus Brooker

John died in May 2020 at the age of 75.  The brothers are now working closely with Cambridge-based Cancer Research UK.  They hope to raise awareness at a time when funding has dropped dramatically due to covid-19.

John Brooker died in May 2020, after a long battle with cancer Credit: Marcus Brooker

The documentary is due to be released early summer 2021.