The Surgery

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The Surgery with Aled and Dr Rhada
Other names The Surgery
Genre Health, Talk
Running time 60 minutes (9:00 pm–10:00 pm)
Country  United Kingdom
Language(s) English
Home station BBC Radio 1
Starring Aled Haydn Jones, Radha Modgil
Recording studio Broadcasting House, London
Air dates since 1999
Audio format FM, Digital radio and Internet radio

The Surgery with Aled and Dr Radha (formerly known as the Sunday Surgery) is a British radio show that airs on BBC Radio 1 on Wednesday evenings from 9 to 10 pm hosted by Aled Haydn Jones and Dr Radha Modgil.


The show first began with Sara Cox in 1999, then was joint-hosted by Emma B. Emma B and Dr. Mark Hamilton then co-hosted the show for six years, before Letita SD took over the programme until 2007. From July 2007, Annie Mac took over the role of presenting from Letitia during the Sex Weeks Of Summer a series of special programs during Radio 1's Six Weeks Of Summer focusing on sex related issues. The show was relaunched in October 2007 with Kelly Osbourne at the helm, but her stint was short lived. She was formally replaced by Aled Haydn Jones in March 2009.

In June 2014, it was announced that starting 1 September 2014, The Surgery will move to a weekly Wednesday night slot, from 9pm to 10pm.[1]


Listeners are given advice to problems in certain areas of their life, mostly for common adolescent problems, and other listeners share their experiences and advice and are encourage to give their point of view. The format is similar to "problem pages" found in teenage magazines. There are also often special shows specifically dedicated to one subject, such as a type of addictive behaviour or dependency. The Surgery has a team of experts on hand to deal with both medical, emotional and psychological problems including medical doctors Mel Sayer and Stuart Flanagan, and psychotherapist Dr. Aaron Balick. After the departure of medical doctor Dr. Mel Sayer in 2012. In September 2012 Dr. Sanjay was announced as the resident doctor on The Surgery. In June 2013, Dr. Radha Modgil became the new resident doctor.

Outside of radio[edit]

Open University TV programmes[edit]

Four television programmes were made for the Open University about common themes often discussed about sexual health.

University tours[edit]

In October 2005, the programme toured four universities, broadcasting live from student union bars. In September 2005, they went on a Sex Tour discussing sexual health at Yale College in Wrexham.

Common issues[edit]

While there is often a discussion 'theme' on the show, it is up to callers and texters to decide what they want to ask about.

Personal issues commonly tackled on the show include:


  1. ^ "Radio 1 and 1Xtra changes specialist, weekend schedules". BBC Newsbeat. BBC News. Retrieved 5 June 2014. 

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