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

Episode menu

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.

Further details

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.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 7th November 2023
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 14th November 2023 10:00pm Radio 4 Extra


Cast & crew

Kiri Pritchard-McLean Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Nabil Abdulrashid Self
Massimo Caputo (as Professor Massimo Caputo) Self
Adam Kampff (as Dr Adam Kampff) Self
Phillipa Vincent-Connolly Self
Writing team
Kiri Pritchard-McLean Writer
Ben Rowse Writer
Pravanya Pillay Writer
Laura Claxton Writer
Charlie George Writer
Rajiv Karia Writer
Production team
Ben Worsfield Producer
Simon Nicholls Executive Producer
Tashi Radha Assistant Producer
Andy Jones (as Andrew Jones) Composer

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