Glyn Worsnip

Glyn Worsnip

Glyn Worsnip (2 September 1938 - 7 June 1996) was a British radio and television presenter.Born in Highnam, Gloucestershire, he was most famous for his appearances on "That's Life!" (where he was teamed with Kieran Prendiville from 1973 to 1978) and on "Nationwide".

In the late 1980s Glyn began presenting with cerebellar disorder like symptoms. In 1986 he developed dysarthria (slurred speech) as part of an initial cerebellar ataxia diagnosis. In his autobiography, Up the Down Escalator, he mentions being diagnosed with Multiple System Atrophy (last page and last paragraph) at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) is a progressive, adult onset disorder characterised by any combination of parkinsonism, autonomic failure (see nervous system) and cerebellar ataxia. In the UK, the charity that deals with MSA is the Sarah Matheson Trust (SMT) [] .

The BBC did not renew his contract in 1987.

He made the programme, "A Lone Voice", about his struggle with the disease, which would claim his life in 1996 at the age of 57, and which was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1988.

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