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Medical Mavericks

Series 1

Episode 1: Anaesthesia

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Four

Michael Mosley explores the work of the pioneering doctors who laid the foundations of modern medicine. He begins by charting the development of pain-free surgery. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

on BBC Four

Romantic comedy exploring racy and raunchy escapades behind the sepia-tinted pornography of Edwardian London. Adapted from the novel Kingdom Swann by Miles Gibson.


Kingdom Swann:
Billy Connolly
Violet Askey:
Sarah Lancashire
Cromwell Marsh:
Douglas Henshall
Charlotte Crisp:
Katie Blake
Edward Shelbourne:
Nick Stringer
Jane Davidson:
Teresa Banham
Gordon Simms:
John Warnaby
Mr Prestwick:
Simon Chandler
Stanley Gaunt:
Jamie Bradley
Lord Thornycroft:
Dominic Mafham
Market Stall Holder:
Tony Bluto
Elder Rossetti:
Rebecca Johnson
Younger Rossetti:
Emma Stansfield

Lenny Henry presents a documentary celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Open University. Contributors include David Attenborough, Myleene Klass and Anna Ford. Show more


Lenny Henry
David Attenborough
Myleene Klass
Anna Ford
David Symonds
David Symonds
Executive Producer:
William Lyons

BBC Four

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