Podcasts, Films and other late night watching

Please suggest more podcasts, TV series, films and anything else you’d like to see on this page here or tweet us @theanaesroom! We’d love to hear from you.


Doctor Podcast series for primary and final FRCA, MRCP and MRCS
TopMed Talk – a podcast by Monty Mythen and other anaesthetists and intensivists
The ICN podcasts – series of podcasts by the Intensive Care Network in Sydney, Australia on topics in anaesthesia and intensive care
EM Crit RACC Blog and Podcast – series of podcasts by the EM Critical team in the USA – great website as well and they publish guidebooks for intensive care!
ACCRAC Podcast – Run by Jed Wolpaw, Professor of Anesthesiology at Johns Hopkins University in the USA, on topics relating to anaesthesia and critical care.

TV series and films

A matter of life and death – excellent film from 1946 with classic neuroanaesthesia scenes!
A Young Doctor’s Notebook (also a book by Mikhail Bulgakov)
TV series starring Jon Hamm and Daniel Radcliffe. A young doctor starts his career as a physician in rural Russia.
One flew over the cuckoo’s nest starring Jack Nicholson about his experiences in a mental health hospital
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly – starring Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Seigner, and Marie-Josée Croze. Theme: Locked in syndrome
Requiem for a dream – An award winning (very depressing) film about addiction
Still Alice – a movie starring Julianne Moore and Kate Bosworth. Theme: Alzheimer’s disease
It’s a wonderful life – a movie that needs no introduction!
Gua Sha – a film about a Chinese American family who has to fight for their son, who is removed by child protection after being given a traditional chinese medical therapy
A monster calls- a film about a young boy coming to terms with his single mum’s terminal illness

And the band played on – About the Aids epidemic in the 1980s
Patch Adams starring Robin Williams
Cardiac Arrest – Jed Mercurio (also recommend Bodies and Line of Duty!) is a Tv series about doctors set in the 80s
ER – a TV series that needs no introduction! George Clooney. Enough said
Wit – a movie starring Emma Thompson about a lady professor’s ordeal with ovarian cancer
Awakenings – A movie starring Robert de Niro and Robin Williams about a shy young research doctor who discovers that his comatose patients still have a life inside them
The Doctor – a movie about a heart surgeon who becomes a patient
Shutter Island – The Scorcese film that Leonardo DiCaprio should have won his Oscar for. Theme: Mental health

Suggestions for our film and podcast page