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The Supervet : Noel Fitzpatrick | Channel 4 12 August 2022

The Supervet : Noel Fitzpatrick | Channel 4 12 August

Series 17 Episode 4

The brand-new series of The Supervet concludes, showcasing the extraordinary work of veterinary surgeon Professor Noel Fitzpatrick and his team at his unique veterinary specialist practice. In this episode, we meet one-year-old bouncy golden retriever Bertie, who has a special relationship with mum Rachel, who found him eight months after being widowed. Bertie developed a dislocated hip joint and curvature of his spine at just 10 weeks old and is in a lot of pain. Noel faces two challenges: to find an implant to treat Bertie’s arthritis and prevent his hip from dislocating, and to manage the effect of Bertie’s spinal deformity over time. Noel creates a custom-made hip socket to fit Bertie’s unusual shape, but the stakes are high. If surgery fails, Rachel may have to face saying goodbye to her soulmate. Trusty Tibetan terrier, nine-year-old Sunny, originally came to Fitzpatricks after previous knee surgery elsewhere had failed. Noel identified multiple problems affecting the connective tissue of both Sunny’s knee and wrist joints, rendering him almost immobile. Noel performs a total knee replacement on the right side using an implant system he developed, called a rotating hinge. The initial operation is successful, and a second procedure is planned after a three-month recovery period. But suddenly, on the verge of the operation, Noel discovers a flare-up of the auto-immune inflammatory arthritis in Sunny’s carpi, which casts a dark cloud over his future once again. Edith, an enthusiastic four-year-old springer spaniel and sock stealer extraordinaire, hurt her back two years ago and, despite no definitive diagnosis from numerous other vets, mums Val and Tara are convinced she is masking a problem. With the aid of a unique mechanism of performing dynamic MRI scans, which Noel developed, the team at Fitzpatricks can mimic the position of her lower back when she is in a jumping position, which reveals the cause of the problem: a bulging disc is compressing nerve roots in Edith’s spine and causing significant sciatic nerve pain. Val and Tara decide to opt for surgery, and one of Noel’s hugely successful inventions, a Christmas tree-shaped spacer screw, opens up the disc space between the vertebrae at the lumbosacral junction. Noel uses screws, clamps and rods to fuse Edith’s vertebrae, keeping the holes for the nerves open. Val and Tara have an anxious wait to find out whether Edith may be finally free from pain. Prods/Dirs: Leon Dean, David Harris; Series Prod/Dir: Freddie Foss-Smith; Exec Prods: Alex Sutherland, Professor Noel Fitzpatrick; Prod Co: Blast! Films

August 12 @ 20:00
20:00 — 21:00 (1h)

Channel 4

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Eastenders 25 August 2022(BBC One)

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A Royal Guide To… Hobbies | Channel 4 13 August 2022

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For the Queen, duty comes first. But after a busy day, how does she switch off and unwind? Like the rest of her family, Her Majesty has a host of hobbies to take her mind off the pressures of the day job. So, as a family whose downtime options seem endless, what activities do they choose to keep them entertained? Some hobbies – like hunting, fishing and riding – seem to be in the blood, passed down from generation to generation and synonymous with the British monarchy. But the royals enjoy a range of other hobbies and sports that come high up on the list. When choosing a sport, the royal family often go niche – with the likes of polo, carriage driving or the ancient form of tennis. In this programme, we discover what the royals enjoy doing in their me-time, and what these hobbies reveal about their character.

August 13 @ 20:00
20:00 — 21:00 (1h)

Channel 4

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