Medicine And The Media

Back to the drawing board?

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7016.1376 (Published 18 November 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1376
  1. Harry Snook

    The audience dumped their bags, sat down, and tried to look as bored as possible. The teachers stood by the sidelines, gazing at the unorthodox scenery. They knew no more about what My Friend Willy was going to be like than I did. All I had been told--and, I suppose, all they had been told--was that it was a sex education play. A sex education play with believable characters and a true to life storyline. Disappointingly, it turned out to be crudely sketched, oversimplified, and unlikely to educate anybody.

    My Friend Willy (yes, you get the joke) centres on three 15 year old and 16 year old students and their experiences. There is Willy, successful and supposedly …

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