This is the story and juxtaposition of the two most notorious British physicians of the 20th Century, Dr Harold Shipman & Dr John Bodkin Adams.

The production will compare and contrast the background, arrest, trial, legacy and psychopathology of both individuals interspersed with film footage and contemporaneous news items. ‘Dial Medicine for Murder’ will be presented as a consultation with Dr Harry Brunjes & Dr Andrew Johns who first met as medical students at Guys Hospital followed by careers in general medicine and forensic psychiatry respectively.

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Join Jeremy Swan as he gives a fascinating and often hilarious insight into his life as a Television Producer. As a child actor at the Dublin Gate Theatre Jeremy worked for Hilton Edwards and Michael MacLiammoir playing the Page in Saint Joan opposite Siobhan McKenna before becoming a stage manager and scenic artist. He then joined the Irish Film Industry at Ardmore Studios and found himself as Assistant Director on The Spy Who Came In From The Cold with Richard Burton and a remarkable encounter with Elizabeth Taylor.

After a stint with Irish Television (RTE) he moved to England in 1966 where he joined Granada Television as Floor Manager on Coronation Street. The BBC soon beckoned and Jeremy found his particular niche in Childrens Television becoming the Director of Jackanory with such performing stalwarts as Bernard Cribbins, Judi Dench, Elaine Stritch and his dear friend Kenneth Williams.

Jeremy was the Producer of the popular series Rentaghost, Grandad starring Clive Dunn and Potter’s Picture Palace starring Melvyn Hayes. He Directed Playaway, the Blue Peter Pantomimes and wrote and produced the series Julia Jekyll and Harriet Hyde. For Jim Henson Productions he directed The Secret Life of Toys and for ITV he Directed Art Attack, the Sooty Show and Fraggle Rock. BBC Worldwide took him to Australia for Round the Twist and The Genie From Down Under.

His work as an exhibited Artist inspired him to write his first stage play Sudden Deaths which was produced for the 24th Summer Play Season in Sidmouth.

‘Jeremy is the funniest friend I have’ – Christopher Biggins