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Series / Operation Ouch!

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L to R: Drs Chris, Ronx and Xand

Operation Ouch! is a British comedy children's television series on the human body, showing what happens in Accident & Emmergency, what doctors sometimes have problems with, and experiments to show how the human body works. The show is hosted by twin brothers and doctors Dr Chris and Dr Xand van Tulleken and in 2019 a new doctor, Dr Ronx was introduced.

In order to educate children about medicine and biology, Doctors Chris and Xand van Tulleken perform experiments on the human body to see how they work and investigate medical treatments and technology. The doctors also offer "try this at home" experiments for viewers to participate in. In addition, the doctors follow paediatric accident and emergency personnel and patients at Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Royal Manchester Children's Hospital and the Liverpool hospital. The doctors also join West Midlands Ambulance Service and Midlands Air Ambulance rapid response teams on the road and in patient's homes as they assist with medical emergencies. Other segments have included 'Ouch Patients', where they follow children with chronic conditions who require regular outpatient treatment; 'Ouch and About'; where the doctors set up a mobile clinic in a public place and children can come and ask them questions; and 'Operation Takeover' where Chris and Xand competed in performing various non-medical jobs in a hospital and were judged by the people who actually perform those jobs on how well they did.


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  • Eating Pet Food: While doing a story about a medical detection dog named Daisy, Dr. Chris comments that Dr. Xand's breath smells like doggy snacks. Xand comments that he hasn't had any doggy snacks, but he did have some delicious biscuits he found on the floor on the way in. In a bowl. Marked 'Daisy'.
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  • Formally-Named Pet: There was a segment on a comfort dog who works at Evelina London Children’s Hospital. Although her real name is Nala, staff and patients have dubbed her 'Dr. Dog', and she even has a hospital nametag reading this.
  • In One Ear, Out The Other: Invoked when one of the doctors is looking in his brother's ear and claims to be able to see daylight on the other side. His brother hen tries to look for himself.
  • Something Itis: Exaggerated, during the Ouch and About segments, children would come into the Ouchmobile, and ask a question about their body. Chris or Xand would then say "looks like a case of (child's description) - itis!