Desert Island Discs - David Nott

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Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g Sun 05-Jun-16 11:53:03

Wow. I've heard him being interviewed on PM. He is a British surgeon who spends time every year volunteering in hospitals in war zones. What an amazing human being he is. Not to be missed. www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07djzyq

Starslubs Sun 05-Jun-16 12:02:48

Yes, he's a nice doctor.

cruikshank Sun 05-Jun-16 12:34:59

Amazing guy. He talked very calmly about the incredibly difficult decisions he had to make in such a matter of fact manner. I was a bit [shocked] when he relayed the story about drilling on the wrong side of that guy's head though!

theDudesmummy Sun 05-Jun-16 14:50:10

What a wonderful interview. What an inspiring man. Just brilliant and restores your faith in humanity!

BoreOfWhabylon Sun 05-Jun-16 20:17:26

It was just brilliant, wasn't it?

Iwantacampervan Mon 06-Jun-16 15:09:07

An excellent episode - emotional and a truly amazing man.

MrsArthurShappey Fri 10-Jun-16 12:47:46

Such a moving interview! What a lovely and amazing man.

UnderTheGreenwoodTree Fri 10-Jun-16 13:11:49

Incredible, wasn't it. I was in tears, so moving.

He's a truly amazing man. I googled him after listening - they called him the Indiana Jones of Surgery which is really cool, I'm really quite smitten.

Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g Fri 10-Jun-16 20:04:26

They played that bit about him feeding the corgis with the Queen on PM. That reflects well on HMQ, I thought.

BestIsWest Fri 10-Jun-16 20:06:55

Such a moving programme. I was in tears when he explained why he'd chosen the Coldplay song. Amazing man.

ChoclolateOrange Fri 10-Jun-16 20:09:01

I think this is possibly the best Desert Island Discs I've ever heard. I listened to it on podcast twice! Brilliant.

TooMuchCoffeeMakesMeZoom Fri 10-Jun-16 20:09:31

I had misty glasses several times.

whoseafraidofnaomiwolf Fri 10-Jun-16 20:32:00

Ooh me too 'coffee, when he was talking about the little 7yr old girl he made the decision to stay with, and when he was talking about his Ellie. What a lovely, amazing but, humble man. DH and I were in the car and we were both 'had bad hay fever'. Plus I love that Coldplay song - esp the NHS choir version of it (which he didn't play but I love it more). A wonderful Desert Island Discs.

Hassled Fri 10-Jun-16 20:33:34

I had something in my eye a few times - it was incredibly moving. He obviously found it all so hard to talk about - Kirsty was as lovely as ever.

Haffdonga Fri 10-Jun-16 20:34:53

And excellent taste in music smile

skorpion Fri 10-Jun-16 21:55:45

Just listening to it on iPlayer and crying into my glass. What a gem of a man.

UnderTheGreenwoodTree Fri 10-Jun-16 21:59:43

I made DH listen to it when he got back from work - it was both harrowing and inspirational, Even he shed a tear. The 7yr old girl was particularly moving - I just can't imagine having to make that sort of decision. He really does have nine lives.

UnderTheGreenwoodTree Fri 10-Jun-16 22:02:15

This is his charitable foundation

Well worth a donation.

bakeoffcake Sat 11-Jun-16 06:46:13

Wonderful man, I too shed several tears.
What with this and "The Boy Who Gave His Heart Away" radio 4 has had me crying all week!

BitOutOfPractice Sat 11-Jun-16 06:51:13

I also listened last Sunday and was also incredibly moved. When he told the story tab out deciding to remain operating on a 6yo Palestinian girl even though the hospital was about to be blown up, I completely lost it.

BitOutOfPractice Sat 11-Jun-16 06:53:57

Isn't DID just a wonderful programme? So often it throws up gems like this with people I'd never heard of. Or it brings something new and extraordinary out of people I've heard a thousand times before, like Tom Hanks a couple of weeks back.

Thank god for bbc radio. Please don't let this government dismantle it.

kitchenunit Sat 11-Jun-16 07:51:08

Thanks for the thread, I'll definitely have a listen to this!

For DID fans, can I recommend the Kenneth Williams episode from the archive? My cheeks hurt by the end of it....

franke Sat 11-Jun-16 09:58:35

I just listened to this and feel quite choked up. He's so deeply affected by his experiences, but carries on. Amazing. Lovely story about the Queen as well - this was picked up by the German media which is how I heard about the programme.

BitOutOfPractice Sat 11-Jun-16 10:02:51

Frankenstein every week is worth a listen

franke Sat 11-Jun-16 10:09:26

Bitoutofpractice, do you mean me? Predictive text grin. But I feel a name change coming on... Yes, I used to listen every week but haven't for a long time. I'd dorgotten how good DID can be.

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