Patent Breaking, Life Saving

By Ben Yeoh

This week's BBC World Drama takes a wry look at world health, in the comedy Patent Breaking Life Saving.

Ernest is the lazy President of a small African state, from a long family line of lazy Presidents. He likes the uniform, and the fireworks displays. The widespread sickness in his country is distasteful but hardly his problem. And then one day, he is hit on the head during a game of crazy golf, and starts to care. His first act, as visionary leader, is to break all the international patent agreements, for the sake of his people's health.

From fat cats to fat rats, international treaties to crazy golf, Patent Breaking, Life Saving stars Danny Sapani as Ernest and Tanya Moodie as Grace.

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole

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By Ben Yeoh

This week's BBC World Drama takes a wry look at world health, in the comedy Patent Breaking Life Saving.

Ernest is the lazy President of a small African state, from a long family line of lazy Presidents. He likes the uniform, and the fireworks displays. The widespread sickness in his country is distasteful but hardly his problem. And then one day, he is hit on the head during a game of crazy golf, and starts to care. His first act, as visionary leader, is to break all the international patent agreements, for the sake of his people's health.

From fat cats to fat rats, international treaties to crazy golf, Patent Breaking, Life Saving stars Danny Sapani as Ernest and Tanya Moodie as Grace.

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole