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RLDavies
1026670.  Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:04 am Reply with quote

Michael Mosley's latest medical series (Pain, Pus, and Poison) started last night on BBC 4. Three episodes on the history of medicines. This first was about analgesics and anaesthetics, from raw opium to the latest research.

I do like Mosley's style, infomative and entertaining in equal measure. And he's as keen as ever on self-experimentation. He went giggly on nitrous oxide, anaesthetised his eye with cocaine, rubbed nettles on his arm, and submitted himself to interrogation under sodium pentothal.

 
swot
1026673.  Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:22 am Reply with quote

I enjoyed that, although I (hilariously) kept nodding off during the bits about anaesthesia. It had been a long day.

 
Big Martin
1026675.  Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:26 am Reply with quote

I was going to watch that, but I ended up watching the Gromit auction on my Texan s-i-l's laptop instead. This meant I'd not set up the machine to record it. Doh!

 
swot
1026685.  Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:48 am Reply with quote

You'll probably be able to see on the iPlayer. It was very interesting.

 
swot
1026686.  Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:48 am Reply with quote

Do you know how much they raised for the hospital, or has it not been counted yet?

 
Jenny
1026704.  Fri Oct 04, 2013 12:22 pm Reply with quote

We had a binge-watching session last night, catching up on the last three episodes of Broadchurch that we recorded.

 
JivviWesty
1026715.  Fri Oct 04, 2013 1:42 pm Reply with quote

suze wrote:
djgordy wrote:
Don't even get me started on the uselessness of the teams on "University Challenge".


They weren't great today, were they?

It appears to be the rules that once per season a player from a Welsh university will introduce himself in Welsh. So noswaith dda to him, but the questions were in English and hence he didn't get many of them. Neither, really, did anyone else - the Italian woman was probably Man of the Match despite having rather wobbly English.


I tweeted about it being a mess this week, a hot mess on account of one contestant and a chap from the Cardiff team atreplied me :O about the hot mess bit. I replied 'its a good thing'. (feeling a bit bad for publicly saying THEY ALL STINK) and he then said Lewis or Capotle? (name a little wrong i'm sure) and I'd forgotten about Lewis but remembered 'Capotle' the Italian Woman and so said, not Capotle, one of the boys.... oh the shame, Lewis also a woman... he got back to me with Awkward... aww but it was someone on the opposing team. The awks of it all though. The chap who made it a hot mess was ginger (me too) but too thick by far. Or nervous in a 'difficult situation' which is worse. Not too exciting though Parry- Jones being friendly has made me hope they do better next time for their sakes too not just the viewers and poor Pax

 
Leith
1026738.  Fri Oct 04, 2013 4:27 pm Reply with quote

swot wrote:
Do you know how much they raised for the hospital, or has it not been counted yet?

2,357,000!

Link for FaceBook users:
https://www.facebook.com/GromitUnleashed

 
swot
1026741.  Fri Oct 04, 2013 4:35 pm Reply with quote

Wow :)

 
'yorz
1026759.  Fri Oct 04, 2013 5:39 pm Reply with quote

Jools - Chaz 'n Dave! Wahey!

Not sure about Franz Ferdinand and his mega amplifier. Sounded a tad distorted.

 
tetsabb
1026840.  Sat Oct 05, 2013 4:31 am Reply with quote

swot wrote:
I (hilariously) kept nodding off during the bits about anaesthesia.


Seems kind of appropriate, though you might have found out what the best ones might be for your imminent session of 'discomfort'

 
swot
1026851.  Sat Oct 05, 2013 4:52 am Reply with quote

One of the midwives said that some people benefit from reflexology and we might want to try it, which strikes me as morally wrong.

Another midwife was a bit more honest and suggested that Entinox, pethidine, or an epidural (in extremis) might be more beneficial.


Last edited by swot on Sat Oct 05, 2013 5:08 am; edited 1 time in total

 
Efros
1026853.  Sat Oct 05, 2013 4:53 am Reply with quote

Whitechapel is a bit of a strange programme, but this week it took that extra step.

 
tetsabb
1026860.  Sat Oct 05, 2013 5:07 am Reply with quote

Whitechapel appears to have been made on a shoestring, as they clearly could not afford proper lighting. Fair enough to have it a bit gloomy at times, but I am sure the Health and Safety people would have something to say about the levels in a police station. A police station which appears to have a chapel in it, I hasten to add.

 
'yorz
1026861.  Sat Oct 05, 2013 5:08 am Reply with quote

swot wrote:
One of the midwives said that some people benefit from reflexology and we might want to try it, which strikes me as morally wrong.


Why morally wrong?!

 

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