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By editorial assistant Sandi Toxic

Posted June 17, 2014
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This won't hurt a bit: Colin's dedicated nursing team in 1885 yesterday. (Check bottom for credit)

Cornish filmmaker Colin Leggo turns his lens on the world of medicine in his latest cutting-edge exposé of life on the wards up Lunnun somewhere.


In his long and glittering career as Cornwall's foremost documentary filmmaker, Cornwall's foremost documentary filmmaker Colin Leggo has tackled some of the thorniest topics imaginable.

Street crime.

Love.

Space exploration.

And what it means to be Cornish to name just a few.


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Now, though, Colin and his trusty camera take us into the murky world of illness, disease and having your leg cut off while still managing to combine this most delicate of subjects with the age-old quest for perfect colour coordination and modelling a cock out of cheese wax.

Moreover, unlike most hacks that just regurgitate press releases verbatim or rely upon the testimony and hearsay of others, Colin, in true gonzo style, throws himself right into the very epicentre of the story without batting an eyelid once.

Sort of.

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, this is immersion journalism at its very finest.

So pray be silent and have your passports ready as we wish you bienvenue to the Land of Leg…




And while I'm at it, here's the previous instalment of Colin's Leg Blog that I should've run last week but didn't on account of being pissed out of my tiny mind seven nights running on cheap booze I found in a skip.

Sorry, Colin.

Twas bleedy ace, mind.

Was sick down me tits an' ev'rythin'.




Chief hacks' note: If you hadn't noticed, we here at the Rake & Herald bloody love Colin and his vids so we hope you will all join us in wishing him a full and rapid recovery and that the hozzy he's in will start serving up proper job pasties like you get down Philps. On a happier note, we are very pleased to report that Colin will be appearing alongside fellow Cornish comedians Kernow King and Anna Keirle at the Cornish Comedy Night in Falmouth this coming August 17. Should be bleddy smart, I reckon. For more info, click this bugger ere.

Anyway, the above two films are embedded here on the
Rake & Herald courtesy of Colin's absolutely sodding excellent YouTube channel, which you really must check out here if you haven't done so already. And if you have, check it out again. Then click this and get yourself one of his Cornish-accent satnav voice jobbie download things. Get well, Colin. You'm's a bleddy star, be!


See also Britain's hardest stool, posted 31/5/14.


Sandi Toxic
was raised by wolves inside a disused clay pit near Lanjeth. You can befriend her on FaceBook here. She is still quite feral.


Picture credit

Top and thumb: Staff of Wellington Hospital in New Zealand in 1885 by an unknown photographer.

For licensing information click the above link.



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