Meet the Creators of "Dial Medicine For Murder"
Dr. Harry Brunjes graduated from London University and then qualified in medicine at Guy’s Hospital. From his practice in Harley Street, he established Premier Medical.
In 2010 Premier Medical Group was acquired by Capita. A subsidiary RTA Ltd was sold to BUPA in 2005. In 2016, Brunjes reacquired Premier Medical and remains as chairman.
Brunjes was president of the Sussex Medico-Chirurgical Society (2007), is a fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and has been vice president of the College of Medicine since 2010. Brunjes is chairman of Lancing College, fellow of the Woodward Corporation, council member of Southwark Cathedral Development Trust and is chairman of English National Opera and The London Coliseum.
Brunjes enjoys all sport and has a lifelong interest in music and theatre. For several years he played piano professionally, which subsequently led to after-dinner speaking. With Andrew Johns the created “Dial Medicine for Murder”, which they have performed for two seasons at the Edinburgh Festival and on a national tour.
Dr. Andrew Johns trained in medicine at Guy’s Hospital and then in psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital. From 1988, he was a consultant in the psychiatry of addiction at St. George’s Hospital, London, with responsibility for treating drug and alcohol users. He then retrained in forensic psychiatry, working for four years at Broadmoor Hospital and since 1999 at the Maudsley Hospital.
Johns frequently assessed individuals with a wide range of psychiatric conditions in both the criminal and civil courts. He has a reputation as a leading expert opinion in forensic psychiatry. He has assessed over 200 individuals charged with homicide and gave evidence to the Shipman enquiry.
Johns’ core interest is the challenge of understanding human, psychological and legal aspects of serious crime on which he has published regularly. Besides writing he also lectures and broadcasts.
John is passionate about literature, music (plays banjo, mandolin and violin) and opera. He sits on the Board of Benevolent Fund at English National Opera.