G. F. Newman
Television Producer, TV Writer
Who is G. F. Newman?
Newman has very strong and sometimes controversial views on a variety of subjects, and these are reflected in his choice of subjects for writing. He has little faith in conventional medicine, believing that alternative therapy is far more effective. He claims that doctors are not interested in prevention, and are too close to the interests of the major pharmaceutical companies in just releasing ever more powerful drugs. He does acknowledge the benefits of nursing though. In The Nation's Health, a newly-qualified doctor goes to work at an NHS hospital; with her training taking her through the hospital's various departments, her idealistic aspirations come under threat.
He is also a very devout vegan, and when producing or directing television programmes insists that no meat at all is consumed on the sets. He says he has no problem with the act of eating flesh in itself, but it is the attitude that because one species is stronger or more sophisticated than another it has the right to kill it which he is strongly against. Therefore if an animal died of natural causes and someone wanted to eat it he would have no problem with that.