Emma Brünjes Productions is proud to present the world premiere of Dial Medicine For Murder presented by Dr Harry Brünjes and Dr Andrew Johns – a fascinating hour spent dissecting the notorious careers of the two most infamous physicians of the twentieth century.
John Bodkin Adams and Harold Frederick Shipman were both British doctors. They were also both serial killers
Shipman was found guilty of 15 murders on 31st January 2000 (a later inquiry went on to find that he was actually one of the most prolific serial killers in recorded history). Bodkin Adams was never convicted of murder in his lifetime and died a free man aged 84 when complications set in after a fall whilst out shooting. Shipman hung himself in his prison cell in January 2004 just one day before his 58th birthday.
Dr Harry Brünjes and Dr Andrew Johns met when they were both medical students at Guy’s Hospital. Harry then spent sixteen years as a clinician before transferring effectively to the City whilst Andrew became one of the leading forensic psychiatrists in the UK and has given evidence at least 100 times in murder trials including the Harold Shipman enquiry.
Bizarrely Harry was a junior doctor at Eastbourne Hospital when Bodkin Adams was an in patient and where he died in 1983. Bodkin Adams was also a frequent visitor to Folkington Manor in the 1950s where Harry now lives. .