Fortunate Man, A [Drama]

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20200627John Berger's extraordinary work about a GP and the rural community he served

Drama from BBC Radio 4

John Berger's extraordinary work about a GP and the rural community he served, adapted for radio by Matthew Broughton.

Starring Peter Marinker, Adrian Scarborough and Barbara Flynn.

In 1966, John Berger and Swiss photographer Jean Mohr spent several months shadowing a GP in The Forest Of Dean. The resulting book was A Fortunate Man - a truly moving meditation on society, the doctor-patient relationship and how we value a life.

"The most important book about general practice ever written"

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The Writer – Peter Marinker
The Doctor – Adrian Scarborough
Miriam – Barbara Flynn
Harry - Joe Sims
Timid Woman - Carys Eleri
Black Haired Woman - Scarlett Courtney

And the voices of Dorothy Burley, Kevin and Karen Wellham, Anne Childs and Robin Harris, recorded by the Reading the Forest project.

Directed By John Norton

A BBC Cymru Wales Production

Drama from BBC Radio 4