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Program Details - The English Surgeon: Storyville 2008-07-05 07:35:00

This program is on BBC Two

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Series showcasing the best international documentaries. Henry Marsh is a British brain surgeon who operates for free on poor patients in the Ukraine. Graphic medical scenes. Henry Marsh is one of Britain's leading brain surgeons. Ten years ago he befriended Igor Kurilets, a fellow neurosurgeon who works in the Ukraine, and ever since he's travelled to the Ukraine twice a year to operate on patients for free. Geoffrey Smith's moving film follows Henry as he saves the life of a young Ukrainian man named Marian. Marian must be awake when his tumour is removed, and Henry has only basic power tools with which to perform the operation. Contains graphic medical scenes. [S]



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