Stroke saw presenter Andrew Marr take up paint brush
Broadcaster Andrew Marr has said painting played a part in his recovery after he suffered a stroke.
The BBC presenter - who had a stroke in January 2013, spending two months in hospital and undergoing intensive physiotherapy to help him walk - also said he received advice from David Hockney, considered Britain's greatest living artist.
In a Radio Times interview about Winston Churchill's love of painting, Marr (56) said he does not have the kind of depression Churchill had, adding: "But recovering from a stroke is always difficult, you get ups and downs.
"The most I would say is that painting has helped me through the downs and produced more of the ups than there would otherwise have been."