Culture by Al Smith
Starring David Calder (Tony in the Archers)
Part of Radio 4’s Dangerous Vision series, stories about dystopian futures. This one concerns a grim future for the NHS when antibiotics cost £15000 and each hospital has a quartermaster’s court to consider those without insurance who may get free care. A Romanion pianist can’t afford to pay for a hand infection to be treated and faces amputation. Privatisation taken to the ultimate degree.