Oliver Sacks on his passion for motorbikes and his bond with his schizophrenic brother.
In the first episode of his vivid and honest memoir Oliver Sacks recounts his passion for motorbikes and his bond with his schizophrenic brother.
In On the Move, Oliver Sacks, the neurologist and best-selling author, who is probably best known for his book, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, recounts his fascinating life story. Here he delves into his early fascination with speed, his experiences as a young neurologist and his work with his patients. He tells how his work with a group of the chronically ill, who lay forgotten in the back wards of a New York hospital shaped his work as a clinician, and led him to write about them movingly in one of his earliest books, Awakenings. He also tells us about his personal highs and lows, his guilt at leaving England for America, his ill health and finally finding love.
Read by Oliver Ford Davies
Abridged by Richard Hamilton
Produced by Elizabeth Allard.