Series 1, Episode 5 - Laughter, Other People, Inclusion, Tissue Engineering
Best Medicine. Image shows left to right: Nabil Abdulrashid, Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Phillipa Vincent-Connolly, Adam Kampff, Massimo Caputo
Drumming rats, life-saving laughter, disability in Henry VIII's court and a revolutionary heart operation using placenta cells compete for the title of tge best medicine.
Comedian Nabil Abdulrashid tells us how laughter and comedy reduced the levels of violence in prison, heart surgeon Professor Massimo Caputo describes how he used tissue engineering in a world-first life-saving heart operation, neuroscientist Dr Adam Kampff brings us an incredible insight into the human brain by taking us from rats that play video games to the birth of language and human civilisation, and historian Phillipa Vincent-Connolly transports us back to Henry VIII's court to explore the lives of disabled courtiers.
- Tuesday 7th November 2023
- BBC Radio 4
- 30 minutes
Show past repeats
|Tuesday 14th November 2023
|Radio 4 Extra
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