A MUM who was choking on a chicken bone was saved by her son.
And it was all thanks to a TV hospital drama.
Linda Mosley, of Roundway, Honley, was sitting tucking into a drum of Kentucky Fried Chicken with sons Gavin and Christopher Longbottom when a bone became wedged in her throat.
Mrs Mosley, who works as a nurse at St Luke's Hospital, Crosland Moor, was gasping for air and was unable to phone for an ambulance when her boys sprang into action.
Gavin, 11, who attends Honley High School and Christopher, 10, who goes to Honley Junior School, immediately began thumping her on the back to dislodge the bone.
After this failed to have any effect, Gavin tried the Heimlich Manoeuvre after seeing it performed on YTV's hospital drama The Royal.
He put his arms around his mother's waist and thrust upwards with his fists, which fortunately forced the bone out.
"I could feel it wedged in my throat.
"It was getting difficult to breath and I was going a bit blue," said Mrs Mosley, a single mum.
"Both boys were thumping me on the back, then Gavin grabbed me around the middle and gave me a big jolt and it came flying out.
"I am just really proud of them."
The chicken was a rare treat for the family, as they had just returned from an excursion to the seaside.
The bone, about half an inch long, was from the first piece of chicken Mrs Mosley had picked up.
And she found she had lost her appetite afterwards.
"I didn't eat the rest," she admitted.
She did not criticise the take-away in Aspley.
"It is not their fault," she said. "It is chicken on the bone. That's what it is supposed to be."