Mark Twain

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Phil Hammond - Confessions Of A Doctor [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Phil Hammond
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Confessions of a Doctor is certainly more anatomical than Dr Phil's Rude Health Show, and perhaps not for those disgusted at the thought of anything looking like the inside of a giraffe's ear. But this is far more than entry level medical humour - there are some great stories and refreshing honesty from Dr Hammond as he takes us on a tour of all his personal and professional cock-ups. Hammond is perhaps best known for his whistleblowing about the NHS in Private Eye, but before you become a whistle-blower you have to blow the whistle on yourself - and the whole, crazy, dangerous health service. Dr Phil does this in spades, even if he is delightfully and deliberately vulgar. I'm not sure I'd… Read more
Phil Hammond - Dr Phil's Rude Health Show Vol 1 [D&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Phil Hammond
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
I've been a fan of Dr Phil since I saw him at Edinburgh in the junior doctor double-act Struck Off and Die in 1990. He's matured a bit since then - his humour is less aggressive and his hair is less ginger, but his delivery is effortless and the range of material he covers (from pubic to public inquiries) is impressively broad. Like his books, Dr Phil's live show is `comedy with a message' which may irritate those who like their comics just to be funny. But Dr Phil is never preachy - he just believes that the NHS is dangerous (`110 billion a year and it's still no safer than bungee jumping') and we (patients) need to stand up for ourselves if we don't want to end up `snoring in the… Read more
Sex, Sleep or Scrabble?: Seriously Funny Answers t&hellip by Dr. Phil Hammond
19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
The British seldom talk about sex except to lampoon it, but Dr Phil has managed to come up with a very frank, very funny and very useful book about every conceivable hang up (or hang down) you might have. The questions are a comedy feast in themselves, and not for the faint-hearted (e.g. How do you put yoghurt in your vagina without getting it all over the settee? Does teabagging taste better with sugar? Is it possible to come without looking like a wounded orc?) but I learned more than I need to know about sexual behaviour and what to do with embarrassing problems in one side-splitting sitting. It's written in a loose conversational style without references, so you have to take Dr Phil's… Read more