UKTV is reunited with Dr Christian for a new series on W (BT TV channel 311) – Dr Christian: Special Clinics.
Dr Christian Jessen and Dr Sara Kayat (GP’s Behind Closed Doors) will roll up their sleeves to treat members of the public who are desperate for medical help.
In a new twist, all the clinics will have a particular theme, giving the doctors a chance to treat some extraordinary cases of people who, for whatever reason, aren’t getting the treatment they need.
From sexual health to body issues, infertility and pregnancy, obesity to service members who have been injured in combat, Britain’s medical problems will be laid bare, with viewers getting an insight into these extraordinary stories – and the people behind them.
As ever, Dr Christian and Dr Sara Kayat will delve deeper into the devastating impact medical conditions can have on both patients and their loved ones and will pull out all the stops to help people get their lives and relationships back on track.
Dr Christian said: “It’s great to be back again doing what I love best. This time focusing on specific issues in each show will really help me reveal the dramatic link between mind and body, a link we too often ignore in everyday medicine.”
Adam Collings, channel director for W, said: “We are so thrilled to have Dr Christian making a home for himself on W. We’re also particularly excited to see how the themed clinics and changes in the medical team bring a new approach to solving the nations’ ailments.”
Exec producer Federico Ruiz said: “We’re delighted to be joining forces once again with the amazingly talented Dr Christian and the brilliant team at UKTV to tackle some of the country’s most pressing medical conditions. Theming the shows is an exciting opportunity to grow the brand.”
Dr Christian: Special Clinics joins other ambitious programming for W, including the commission of a further two series of Inside The Ambulance, Emma Willis: Delivering Babies, Inside The Vets and two scripted series - Women on the Verge and Flack, starring Anna Paquin.
Dr Christian: Special Clinics will air on W later this year.
UKTV's W channel is one of the 60+ premium channels available on BT TV along with channels such as MTV, National Geographic, Discovery and HISTORY.