Medical Detectives

Episodes

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19950614]

Four true stories of pioneering investigations in the field of pathology.

Dramatised by Michael Butt from The Ghost Disease and Other Stories by Michael Howell and Peter Ford.

1: Death in the Parish. When in 1854 a catastrophic cholera epidemic ravages the residential streets of Soho, the Rev

Henry Whitehead 's impatience with the orthodox view that poverty and filth are the culprits drives him to call in the brilliant Dr John Snow to investigate.

A Fiction Factory production

Genome: [r4 Bd=19950614]

Dramatised By: Michael Butt

Stories By: Michael Howell

Stories By: Peter Ford.

Unknown: Henry Whitehead

Dr John Snow: Bill Nighy

Rev Henry Whitehead: Nicky Henson

Dr Peter Allen: Peter Capaldi

MrWiseman: David Glover

Mary: Ruth Sillers

Mrs Riggens: Marlene Sidaway

Askey: John Hollis

Girl: Kate McEnery

Genome: [r4 Bd=19950621]

Four true stories of pioneering investigations in the field of pathology, dramatised by Michael Butt from The Ghost Disease and Other Stories by Michael Howell and Peter Ford.

2: The Last Infirmity

By 1898, the Americans have driven the Spanish out of Cuba, but yellow fever remains. Commissioned to unravel the tales that obscure the real causes of the disease, two young doctors, Caroll and Lazear, employ outrageous methods in their pursuit of the truth.

A Fiction Factory production

Genome: [r4 Bd=19950621]

Dramatised By: Michael Butt

Stories By: Michael Howell

Stories By: Peter Ford.

James Carroll: Colin Stinton

Jesse Lazear: William Hope

Major Walter Reed: Peter Marinker

General George Sternberg: Ed Bishop

Mrs Lazear: Buffy Davis

Dr Carlos Finlay: Peter Banks

Trooper Thompson: Paul Birchard

Genome: [r4 Bd=19950628]

Four true stories of pioneering investigations in the field of pathology. Dramatised by Michael Butt from The Ghost Disease and Other Stories by Michael Howell and Peter Ford.

3: The Epping Jaundice

It's strange enough that a quiet Essex suburb should develop its own unique epidemic, but local Medical Officer of Health Dr Ash is more baffled by the fact that all the victims are middle class.

A Fiction Factory production

Genome: [r4 Bd=19950628]

Dramatised By: Michael Butt

Stories By: Michael Howell

Stories By: Peter Ford.

Drlsadore Ash: Bernard Hepton

Dr Harry Kopelman: Roger Allam

Dr Caroline Hallet: Julia Watson

Mrs Rusbridger: Carole Boyd

Lady with yellow dog: Mary Wimbush

Mr Cross: John Rapley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19950705]

Last in the series of true stories of investigations in the field of pathology, dramatised by Michael Butt from The Ghost Disease and Other Stories by Michael Howell and Peter Ford. The Stranded Eagle. Years after

August Andree's failed attempt to cross the Arctic in a hydrogen balloon, the bodies of the three explorers were found on White Island.

A Fiction Factory production

Genome: [r4 Bd=19950705]

Dramatised By: Michael Butt

Stories By: Michael Howell

Stories By: Peter Ford.

Andree: Ken Stott

Knut Stubbendorf: John Woodvine

Or Ernst Tryde: Clive Merrison

Fraenkel: Jack Klaff

Strindberg: Scott Handy

01Death In The Parish

02The Last Infirmity

03The Epping Jaundice

04The Stranded Eagle

4 LASTThe Stranded Eagle