Simon Weston CBE is a former British Army soldier who became well known throughout the United Kingdom for his courageous recovery and charity work after suffering severe burn injuries during the Falklands War. He is joined by BBC Radio Devon presenter David Fitzgerald who is co-author of his series of children’s books Get Fit With Nelson.
Simon’s story has been well publicised and he has been the subject of five major BBC Television documentaries: Simon’s War, Simon’s Peace, Simon’s Triumph, Simon’s Return and, in April 1999, Simon’s Journey. He has been a ‘victim’ on This is Your Life. His autobiography, Walking Tall, topped the best selling list. Going Back was also a bestseller and was in the top ten for eight weeks. He then wrote a series of fiction books including Cause of Death and Phoenix. His most recent book, Moving On was published in 2003 and saw Simon lay his Falklands ghosts to rest.
David FitzGerald is the voice of Saturday mornings on BBC Radio Devon. He started out in radio in the early 1980s, before moving to television, reporting for Sky News. He is also an experienced writer, having scripted television favourites such as The Bill and Spitting Image.