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Dr Mark Porter

Since joining the BBC in 1992 Mark has worked across the corporation’s various media, including a 10 year stint as the Health Editor on Radio Times, and 8 years presenting Radio 4’s Case Notes.

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What would be the ONE meal you could not live without?
A hunk of extra mature cheddar and a Sherston loaf from my local Hobb's Bakery
What would be the ONE thing you could not live without?
And old car - I love cool classics
What would be the ONE thing you would take to a desert island?
If I was allowed - my wife Ros. Failing that, a 1970 911 Porsche and the tools and parts to fix it hidden inside
What ONE surprising fact do you have that our audience should know about you?
Due to a temporary, but ill timed lull in my academic career, I squandered a fantastic opportunity by failing to get into medical school first time around

Mark spent five years working in hospital before moving into General Practice in 1990 where he still works today at a busy surgery in South Gloucestershire.

Mark was appointed MBE in 2005 for his services to medicine.

As a One Show Street Doctor Dr Mark has travelled the country diagnosing medical problems, and he’s also reported on IVF treatment, cataracts, vitamin D deficiency, birth ultrasound, and facial palsy, while also appearing in studio to offer his expert advice on medical issues in the news.