Something for Nothing: A Birthday Celebration

In the 20th year of the NHS, this report is a curious birthday present. Here, doctors and experts in the medical profession highlight the problems of the NHS and examine some of the possible solutions, including building new hospitals and the use of computers.

The programme also contains the controversial suggestion that "genetically abnormal people" should be persuaded not to have children. Former Tomorrow's World reporter James Burke became a household name with his groundbreaking Connections series. He founded the James Burke Institute and its online project the Knowledge Web to "encourage innovative uses of educational technology".

↗ Originally broadcast 27 June 1968.

↗ This is part of a collection of programmes that charts the birth of the NHS

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