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GPs' stories wanted by TV company

TV production company Maverick has contacted to Pulse to ask if we can help them find GPs with fantastic stories to tell about how their patients have survived extraordinary accidents.

TV production company Maverick has contacted to Pulse to ask if we can help them find GPs with fantastic stories to tell about how their patients have survived extraordinary accidents.



The company is making a second series of Bizarre ER which focusses on the most bizarre and unusual cases that are treated by emergency medicine.

They are specifically interested in:

• A story with a very unusual wound, fracture, other injury or symptoms

• A bizarre accident – either in terms of its impact on the body, or the details of the accident itself

• Something that calls for a curious form of treatment or operation

• Or a fairly commonplace injury which was sustained in improbable or amusing circumstances

Among the cases they explored last series were:

• A man who fell into a concrete mixer, severing his limbs – but who was stitched back together by skilled surgeons who used his toes as fingers.

• A schoolboy who fell over in the playground, had a pencil in his pocket spear his chest, and walked around for several weeks unaware that the pencil was lodged in his lung.

• A man who was nearly killed by a severe allergic reaction to a hamster bite.

The company stress that the series is fundamentally respectful of both the medical profession and those patients who consent to take part. The programme-makers abide by strict BBC guidelines which ensure that everyone is portrayed fairly.

So as to protect patient confidentiality, Maverick is at this stage only asking GPs to contact them with examples and NOT with the patients' details.

If there's anything you think might be appropriate for the programme, please contact Samantha Williams at Maverick's London offices on +44 20 7874 6675 or email s.williams@mavericktv.co.uk

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