Richard Holmes

  • Anaesthesia

  • Drawing on original documents and notebooks, this is the story of the time in 1799 when, in a town house on the banks of the River Avon in Bristol, Humphry Davy - later celebrated for his miners lamp - came within a breath of discovering the anaesthetic powers of nitrous oxide. Starring Paul Mundell, Richard McCabe, Eleanor Tremaine, David Collins, Kenneth Cranham, Stephen Noonan and Richard Holmes.

Richard Holmes is Professor of Military and Security Studies at Cranfield University and the Royal Military College of Science. He has written more then a dozen books on military history, including the highly acclaimed Wellington, Redcoat and Tommy, and is the general editor of the Oxford Companion to Military History. He presented the BBC television series The Western Front, War Walks, Battlefields and In the Footsteps of Churchill and wrote the accompanying books.