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National quiz and advice TV shows feature physios

12 October 2012 - 2:18pm

Two north east physios missed out on £5,000 because they didn’t know enough about classic TV comedy Last of the Summer Wine.

photo: Chris Rabban
Paul Sewell and David Metcalfe, who work at University Hospital North Durham, won through to the final round of the BBC quiz show Pointless, where they had the chance to play for £5,250.
On the show, which was screened on 3 October, the pair had to name regular Last of the Summer Wine actors, but the quiz’s twist is that contestants have to give the answers that a poll of the general public did not.
Last of the Summer Wine isn’t something that I watch, so we were just throwing out random names of actors,’ Mr Metcalfe said.
Despite missing out on the money Mr Metcalfe and Mr Sewell, who are band six and seven MSK physios respectively, won a trophy, and the pair are no strangers to TV game shows.
They previously appeared on Bargain Hunt, and won, after securing £63 for their items.
‘Basically Paul wanted to go on Bargain Hunt and couldn’t find anyone who would do it with him, so I said I would,’ Mr Metcalfe, a CSP steward, said.
‘Our wives have said if we do another programme we’ve got to make some money from it, so maybe we’ll try the Million Pound Drop.’
Meanwhile, Stuart Paterson, a director of Crystal Palace Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Centre, London, this week appeared on the BBC’s technology show Click, explaining how to avoid RSI from tablets, mobile phones, and other heavily-used gadgets.
He has taken part in occasional TV programmes before, and said: ‘I think it’s good for the profession for physios to get out there and take these kind of opportunities.'


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