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Kiri Pritchard-McLean’s Radio 4 show Best Medicine gets series order

Kiri Pritchard-McLean's Radio 4 show Best Medicine gets series order

Wednesday 10 August 2022, 09:04 hrs

Kiri Pritchard-McLean


Best Medicine, a Radio 4 comedy format hosted by Kiri Pritchard-McLean that focuses on medical science, returns for another series.

Following on from the pilot that aired in July, a 10-episode show has now been ordered from producers Large Time Productions.

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Radio 4 explains: “Hosted by Kiri, the show celebrates the inspiring past, present and future of medicine. It deals with little-known facts and deep dives into the strange and wonderful science, happy accidents and groundbreaking characters of medicine.

“Every week, Kiri challenges a panel of medical experts and a comedian to each make a case for what they think is the ‘best medicine’, and each guest defends an invention, a technique, a pill, a potion, or a person. .-changing science, an obscure invention, an everyday treatment or an unsung hero, it’s always something worth celebrating.”

The pilot episode, which is still available to listen to via BBC Sounds, saw medical historian Dr. Lindsey Fitzharris who advocated face-saving masks, comedian Darren Harriott who sang the praises of life-enhancing dance, biomedical engineer Professor Eleanor Stride and her cancer-curing nano bubbles, and brain surgeon Mark Wilson with the life-saving GoodSAM technology.

Kiri Pritchard-McLean says: “I’m so happy that Best Medicine managed to get a series. I loved hosting the pilot and not only did I love it, I now have a whole bunch of facts ready for my next pub quiz .”

Producer Ben Worsfield comments: “The pilot proved that medicine can be as funny as it is inspiring, with some incredible guys sharing their extraordinary knowledge with us. There are so many more people, procedures, potions and pills to explore in the series and we’re so lucky to have Kiri – she’s the perfect host to celebrate all the funny and fascinating facts from the amazing pundits and comedians we’ve lined up.”

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