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Tony Robinson's Gods and Monsters

S1-E3 Disease

S1-E3 Disease

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The presenter learns how people in the past believed demons, sprites and God were to blame for disease, and sought cures in prayer, potions and magic. He tries to re-create a horrifying surgical procedure from the Stone Age that involved making a hole in a skull to provide an escape route for evil spirits, and finds out whether being immersed in the blood of slaughtered animals can lead to a miraculous recovery from illness.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Tony Robinson
Director Ben Steele
Producer Ben Steele


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