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Medicine And The Media

Lifestyle advice from Planet Granada

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: (Published 08 July 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:135
  1. Alison Tonks

    Does your brain hurt from watching too much intellectually demanding television? Fed up with factual, evidence based programmes, in depth analysis, and cutting edge debate? Granada Television has come up with the perfect solution: half an hour of pure escapism presented by daytime television stars Richard Madeley and Judy Finigan. Viewers of the strangely titled Get a Life! should think twice before getting one in a world where smoking is good, lipstick is fattening, and being a hypochondriac with a morbid fear of cancer is a laugh.

    The well meaning pair beam, chuckle, and sympathise their way through a series of unrelated interviews and features apparently put together at random. The tragedy of a family battling …

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