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Shiver lands BBC medical quiz show

Shiver lands BBC medical quiz show
Staff Reporter
13 April 2018

BBC Two has ordered a brand new medical quiz show from ITV Studios-owned Shiver.

Britain’s Best Junior Doctors (5x30)  pits teaching hospitals from far and wide against each other as a host of junior doctors put their new found skills and knowledge to the test.
Hosting the show is comedian and former mental health nurse, Jo Brand. Joining her as the in house medical expert is GP and television doctor, Dr Helen Lawal. The contestants will tackle questions ranging from diagnosing a patient’s symptoms, prioritising cases in a mock A+E department and getting stuck in with their chosen specialism.
The series is due to air on BBC Two this summer as the BBC commemorates the 70th anniversary of the NHS.
Richard Hastings, Creative Director at Shiver, said: “The knowledge that Britain’s junior doctors have to absorb in preparation for becoming the country’s GPs, surgeons and medical specialists is extraordinary. Britain’s Best Junior Doctors will celebrate this in a new and fun way whilst providing viewers with great medical and health takeout. With Jo and Helen bringing their own personal insight to proceedings, we believe this show will be really special.”
Kalpna Patel-Knight, Commissioning Editor, BBC said: “The search to find ‘Britain’s Best Junior Doctors’ hosted by Jo Brand is going to be a lot of fun.  Expect to see some fierce rivalry between the teaching hospitals as well as learning lots about the human body and medicine.”
Commissioned for BBC Two by Kate Phillips, Controller, Entertainment Commissioning, the commissioning editor is Kalpna Patel-Knight. The series will be produced for Shiver by Steve Biggs with Richard Hastings as executive producer.

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