Bringing up baby

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 14 July 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:116
  1. Iain McClure, consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist
  1. Vale of Leven Hospital, Alexandria, Dunbartonshire

    Child of Our Time, BBC 1, Wednesdays at 9 pm, 27 June to 11 July Life as an Infant, BBC Radio 4, Tuesdays at 9 pm, 19 June to 10 July

    Robert Winston recently publicised Child of Our Time, his latest television series, on the radio, adding his preference for radio over television, because it gets “serious points” across more easily. He also explained his noble aim to deliver demystified “science” into our living rooms. Can television succeed here, or will radio always, quietly, reign supreme?

    Child of Our Time boldly expands a familiar format—reviewing 25 babies over their next 20 years—but, instead of just surveying what has happened and how these individuals react, Winston attempts to explain why such reactions occur.

    Alongside Child of Our Time the BBC has recently aired Life as an Infant, the second part …

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