Meet the team behind BBC TV’s hit series ‘Quacks’ over mince pies and mulled wine to discover how they brought the gruesome realities of Victorian medicine to the screen.
From dead moles to modesty dolls, ether and mesmerism, Quacks is a romp through nineteenth century London’s medical world. Created and written by James Woods (also writer and creator of Rev), produced by Imogen Cooper (maker of Horrible Histories) and with history consulting by Richard Barnett (author of the The Sick Rose and many more).
The series follows a physician, a surgeon, a dentist and an ‘alienist’ as they navigate a time of incredible change in medicine.
Come face to face with the show’s creators, ask the panel your questions about making history into television and hear how the Royal College of Physician’s own archives and remarkable collections inspired the programme.