Guests revealed for Radio 4's Best Medicine recordings

Thursday 20th April 2023, 4:32pm

Kiri Pritchard-McLean

Following on from last summer's pilot episode, Kiri Pritchard-McLean is now preparing to record a full series of Best Medicine, the "uplifting, hilarious and fascinating panel discussion show for BBC Radio 4 that celebrates the of medicine's inspiring past, present and future".

A total of ten new episodes are set to be recorded in London this May, for broadcast on Radio 4 and BBC Sounds later this year.

The blurb explains the format as follows: "Best Medicine is all about little-known facts and deep dives into the science, happy accidents and pioneering historical characters of medicine. Kiri will challenge a panel of medical experts and a load of famous comedians to each make a case for what they think is 'the best medicine', and each guest will champion an invention, a technique, a pill, potion or person. Whether it's world-changing science, an obscure invention or an unsung hero, it's always something worth celebrating.

"The comedians are joined by pioneering doctors, scientists, nurses and professors showcasing everything from micro-robotic surgery, Virtual Reality syringes, Victorian clockwork surgical saws, world-first life saving procedures and more than a few ingenious cures for cancer."

The recordings of Best Medicine will take place in Wonderville, the new cabaret bar in London's West End (57-60 Haymarket). The dates are set as: Tuesday 9th to Friday 12th May, and then Tuesday 30th May, Wednesday 31st May, and Thursday 1st June.

BCG can reveal that the guests joining Pritchard-McLean and the medical experts on the series will include film critic Ali Plumb (9th May) and comedians Sukh Ojla (10th May), Nabil Abdulrashid (11th May), Suzi Ruffell (11th May), Jordan Gray (30th May), Sarah Kendall (1st June) and Ria Lina (1st June).

Free tickets are available now from SRO Audiences

The pilot episode is still available to listen to on BBC Sounds

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