The Man Who Has Everything
is a one-hour program that will appeal to men and anyone who's ever known one. It is a new and exciting format, which involves taking a fictional character on a factual journey.
George Allwell, played by Michael Hurst, discovers a heart problem. Much of what follows sees George interacting with real doctors and health professionals as he takes us on a medical journey. We find out what happens to George both physically and emotionally; and we learn along with him what faces the sufferers of one of America's most common afflictions - chest pain.
By following George we gain access to the latest medical technology, theories and practices. We are able to ask the questions most of us forget to ask until after we've left the doctor's office. Because we have access to George's imagination, we are even able to ask the questions we're too afraid to ask in real life.
Modern Medicine is often seen as an intimidating world - made inaccessible by impossible jargon. This program changes that. Without lectures, dry explanations, graphs or diagrams, we learn about illness through George, with a sense of humour and a good dose of curiosity.
© 2001 Natural History New Zealand Ltd
NTSC Widescreen 16:9 - Total Running Time: 48-minutes