The Doctor Who Gave Up Drugs, review – a fascinating and sincere experiment

“It’s worth remembering that all medicines do harm,” Chris van Tulleken told a group of parents and grandparents at the start of The Doctor Who Gave Up Drugs (BBC One). Episode one of this thought-provoking two-part experiment – a follow-up to van Tulleken’s 2016 programme about over-prescribing for adults – explored why we are giving our children three-and-a-half times as many drugs as we did in the late Seventies.