Views & Reviews From the Frontline

Off the dial

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a1817 (Published 24 September 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a1817
  1. Des Spence, general practitioner, Glasgow
  1. destwo{at}yahoo.co.uk

    BBC Radio 4 was always crackling away in the background during my childhood. As a teenager I switched to Radio 1, not because I liked the sycophantic disc jockeys but because this was the only music station in remote Orkney. In my late 20s, however, I could stand Radio 1’s vacuous drivel no longer. As I have now been sucked down the inevitable vortex of becoming my father, my own children complain about the constant chatter and discussion on …

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