Best Medicine. Kiri Pritchard-McLean
Best Medicine

Best Medicine

  • Radio panel show
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2022 - 2023
  • 11 episodes (1 series)

Panel show pilot hosted by Kiri Pritchard-McLean about the inspiring past, present and future of medicine.

  • Due to return for Series 2

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Pilot - Bubbles, Dancing, Masks, GoodSAM

Best Medicine. Image shows left to right: Darren Harriott, Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Eleanor Stride, Lindsey Fitzharris, Mark Wilson
Kiri Pritchard-McLean is joined by Darren Harriott to talk cancer-curing microbubbles, life-enhancing dancing, the birth of plastic surgery in WWI and the life saving app, GoodSAM.

Further details

A funny and fascinating panel discussion show that celebrates medicine's inspiring past, present and future, hosted by award-winning comedian Kiri Pritchard-McLean. It's all about little-known facts and deep dives into the weird and wonderful science, happy accidents and pioneering characters of medicine.

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 champions an invention, a technique, a pill, potion or person. Whether it's world-changing science, an obscure invention, an everyday treatment or an unsung hero, it's always something worth celebrating.

Joining Kiri this week are medical historian Dr Lindsey Fitzharris with the story of the pioneering World War I surgeon who transformed wounded soldiers faces, comedian Darren Harriott and his love of dancing, biomedical engineer Professor Eleanor Stride with cancer curing micro bubbles, brain surgeon Professor Mark Wilson with the GoodSAM app that can summon a first-aider at the touch of a button, and the man who owes his life to it.

Broadcast details

Thursday 7th July 2022
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes
  • Monday 30th May 2022, 18:30 at Rudolf Steiner House (London)


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 3rd October 2023 6:30pm Radio 4


Cast & crew

Kiri Pritchard-McLean Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Lindsey Fitzharris (as Dr Lindsey Fitzharris) Self
Darren Harriott Self
Eleanor Stride Self
Mark Wilson Self
Writing team
Kiri Pritchard-McLean Writer
Ben Rowse Writer
Jordan Gray Writer
Rajiv Karia Writer
Production team
Ben Worsfield Producer
Simon Nicholls Executive Producer

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