Second Opinion. Xand van Tulleken
Second Opinion

Second Opinion

  • TV comedy
  • BBC Two
  • 2017
  • 1 episode

Dr Xand van Tulleken presents this comedy science show for BBC Two. Stars Xand van Tulleken, Ahmed Kazmi, Emily Grossman, Richard Findlay, Lisa Das and more.

Second Opinion

Key details

Genre
Comedy
Broadcast
2017
Channels
BBC Two
Episodes
1
Stars
Xand van Tulleken, Ahmed Kazmi, Emily Grossman, Richard Findlay, Lisa Das, Marcus Munafo and Matt Edmonds
Writers
Nick Doody, Sarah Morgan, Carrie Quinlan, Tom Cowell, Will Ing and Simon Weekes
Directors
Alex Hartman, Daniel Lucchesi and Tom Levinge
Producers
Anne Henry, Lizzie Crouch, Clare Kingston, Iain Wimbush, Ben Michael and Andrew Bailey
Companies

Dr Xand van Tulleken takes a satirical look back on 2016 in health news.

With a round-up of the some of the most baffling medical headlines of the year, he investigates whether rollercoasters really do cure kidney stones, whether paracetamol is turning us into a nation of psychopaths and whether we need to rethink how we use the loo.

Drawing on his medical expertise and personal experience as a doctor, Xand picks apart the facts behind the tabloid hype - including his take on the real reasons behind 2016's junior doctors' strike. With stunts, sketches, experiments and expert interviews, Second Opinion is the show that is knowledgeable enough to pull the nonsense out of the headlines, but professional enough not to ask how it got in there.

Additional details

Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Colour

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 4th January 2017 at 10pm on BBC Two
Episode length
30 minutes

Recording details

  • The Hospital Club

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