Besides ‘Sherlock’ and stuff narrated by David Attenborough, is there anything the Beeb does better than the medical documentary? Judging by the gripping ‘My New Hand’ (pun only partially intended), possibly not. In this hour-long programme, five potential recipients are shortlisted to receive Britain’s first hand transplant. Of course, doctors can only choose one.
It’s a premise ripe with drama, and one the programme’s producers treat with all due humanity – even as they squeeze it for every last drop of suspense. So try not to squirm through periodic transplant footage used to stitch together ‘My New Hand’ (inevitably announced each time by a huge ticking clock). You’ll have to be patient to find out who’s lying on the operating table – but it’s worth the wait.
This Brockley restaurant is from a Brockley local, who was keen to give the area a proper neighbourhood restaurant. It's open from breakfast right through to dinner, from Wednesday to Sunday. Diners are invited to 'build their own' breakfast plate, with smashed avocado, roast tomatoes, eggs any way, grilled halloumi, cheddar, grilled bacon, house smoked salmon and grilled chorizo on offer. All come with sourdough toast. Brunch and lunch options include lentil ragu, garlic-baked mussels and an 'open' bacon sandwich with cheddar rocket and chilli jam. A short evening menu features seared scallops with fennel, chicken liver parfait, beetroot ravioli with spinach puree, pork neck with garlic mash, kale and kohlrabi and calf's liver with polenta, confit onion, roast tomato and sage.
Venue says: “We're trialing our pizza service! Starting Wednesday July 5, you can get two pizzas for the price of one when dining in-house.”