The Medical Detectives

Three 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.

Episodes

EpisodeTitleRepeatedComments
01Death In The Parish19980311
20040526 (BBC7)
20040527 (BBC7)
20050216 (BBC7)
20050217 (BBC7)
20060605 (BBC7)
20060606 (BBC7)
20070108 (BBC7)
20070109 BT=0500 (BBC7)
20070109 (BBC7)
20080512 BT=1015 (BBC7)
20080512 BT=2115 (BBC7)
20080512 (BBC7)
20080513 BT=0215 (BBC7)
20080513 (BBC7)
20090309 BT=1015 (BBC7)
20090309 BT=2115 (BBC7)
20090309 (BBC7)
20090310 BT=0215 (BBC7)
20090310 (BBC7)
20091118 BT=1115 (BBC7)
20091118 BT=2115 (BBC7)
20091118 (BBC7)
20091119 BT=0215 (BBC7)
20091119 (BBC7)
20100906 (BBC7)
20100907 (BBC7)
20110504 (BBC7)
20110505 (BBC7)
20120519 (BBC7)
20120520 (BBC7)
20130326 (BBC7)
20130327 (BBC7)
20150428 (BBC7)
Three 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.

When a cholera epidemic strikes London in 1854, the mercurial Dr John Snow investigates.

When a cholera epidemic strikes London in 1854, the brilliant but mercurial Dr John Snow investigates. Starring Bill Nighy.

Starring Bill Nighy.

When cholera strikes Soho in 1854, the brilliant but mercurial Dr John Snow is called in to investigate.

When cholera strikes Soho in 1854, the Rev Henry Whitehead calls in the brilliant but mercurial Dr John Snow to investigate.

When a cholera epidemic ravages Soho in 1854, the Rev Henry Whitehead refuses to blame it on the poor.

With Bill Nighy and Nicky Henson.

Director John Taylor.

When cholera strikes Soho in 1854, the brilliant but mercurial Dr John Snow is called in to investigate. Starring Bill Nighy. Episode 1 of 4.

When cholera strikes Soho in 1854, the Rev Henry Whitehead calls in the brilliant but mercurial Dr John Snow to investigate. Episode 1 of 4.

02The Epping Jaundice19980318
20040528 (BBC7)
20040529 (BBC7)
20050218 (BBC7)
20050219 (BBC7)
20060607 (BBC7)
20060608 (BBC7)
20070110 (BBC7)
20070111 (BBC7)
20080514 (BBC7)
20080515 (BBC7)
20090311 (BBC7)
20090312 (BBC7)
20091120 (BBC7)
20091121 (BBC7)
20100908 (BBC7)
20100909 (BBC7)
20110506 (BBC7)
20110507 (BBC7)
A strange epidemic sweeps through the inhabitants of a quiet Essex suburb.

Starring Bernard Hepton and Roger Allam.

A strange epidemic breaks out among middle-class inhabitants of a quiet Essex suburb.

With Bernard Hepton and Roger Allam.

Epidode 3 of 4.

It is odd enough that a quiet Essex suburb should develop its own unique epidemic, but what really baffles Dr Ash is that the victims are all middle class.

With Bernard Hepton and Julia Watson.

Director John Taylor.

02The Last Infirmity20040527 (BBC7)
20040528 (BBC7)
20050217 (BBC7)
20050218 (BBC7)
20060606 (BBC7)
20060607 (BBC7)
20070109 (BBC7)
20070110 BT=0500 (BBC7)
20070110 (BBC7)
20080513 BT=1015 (BBC7)
20080513 BT=2115 (BBC7)
20080513 (BBC7)
20080514 BT=0215 (BBC7)
20080514 (BBC7)
20090310 BT=1015 (BBC7)
20090310 BT=2115 (BBC7)
20090310 (BBC7)
20090311 BT=0215 (BBC7)
20090311 (BBC7)
20091119 BT=1115 (BBC7)
20091119 BT=2115 (BBC7)
20091119 (BBC7)
20091120 BT=0215 (BBC7)
20091120 (BBC7)
20100907 (BBC7)
20100908 (BBC7)
20110505 (BBC7)
20110506 (BBC7)
20120526 (BBC7)
20120527 (BBC7)
20130327 (BBC7)
20130328 (BBC7)
20150429 (BBC7)
Two ambitious young doctors tackle a yellow fever epidemic in 19th-century Cuba.

Two ambitious young doctors tackle a yellow fever epidemic in 19th-century Cuba. Starring Colin Stinton and William Hope.

With Colin Stinton and William Hope.

Two ambitious young doctors tackle yellow fever in 19th century Cuba.

Chared with unravelling the tangle of folk tales and bad science obscuring the causes of yellow fever in Cuba in 1898, Carroll and Lazear resort to extreme methods.

With Colin Stinton, William Hope and Peter Marinker.

Directed by John Taylor.

Two ambitious young doctors tackle yellow fever in 19th century Cuba. With Colin Stinton and William Hope. Episode 2 of 4.

Two ambitious young doctors tackle a yellow fever epidemic in 19th-century Cuba. With Colin Stinton and William Hope. Episode 2 of 4.

03The Epping Jaundice20080514 (BBC7)
20120602 (BBC7)
20120603 (BBC7)
20130328 (BBC7)
20130329 (BBC7)
20150430 (BBC7)
20070110 (BBC7)
20070111 BT=0500 (BBC7)
20080514 BT=1015 (BBC7)
20080514 BT=2115 (BBC7)
20080515 BT=0215 (BBC7)
20090311 BT=1015 (BBC7)
20090311 BT=2115 (BBC7)
20090312 BT=0215 (BBC7)
20091120 BT=1115 (BBC7)
20091120 BT=2115 (BBC7)
20091121 BT=0215 (BBC7)
20100908 (BBC7)
20100909 (BBC7)
20110506 (BBC7)
20110507 (BBC7)
A strange epidemic sweeps through the inhabitants of a quiet Essex suburb.

A strange epidemic sweeps through the inhabitants of a quiet Essex suburb. Starring Bernard Hepton and Roger Allam.

A strange epidemic sweeps through the inhabitants of a quiet Essex suburb. Starring Bernard Hepton and Roger Allam.

A strange epidemic sweeps through the inhabitants of a quiet Essex suburb.

A strange epidemic sweeps through the inhabitants of a quiet Essex suburb.

A strange epidemic sweeps through the inhabitants of a quiet Essex suburb. Starring Bernard Hepton and Roger Allam.

A strange epidemic sweeps through the inhabitants of a quiet Essex suburb.

. A strange epidemic sweeps through the inhabitants of a quiet Essex suburb.

(BBC7 BD=20080514)

(BBC7 BD=20120603)

(BBC7 BD=20120602)

A strange epidemic sweeps through the inhabitants of a quiet Essex suburb. Starring Bernard Hepton and Roger Allam. Episode 3 of 4.

A strange epidemic breaks out among middle-class inhabitants of a quiet Essex suburb. With Bernard Hepton and Roger Allam. Episode 3 of 4.

04The Stranded Eagle20080515 (BBC7)
20150501 (BBC7)
After Salomon August Andrée's doomed Arctic crossing, investigators piece together events.

After Salomon August Andrée's doomed Arctic crossing by hydrogen balloon, investigators piece together events. Stars Ken Stott.

After Salomon August Andrée's doomed Arctic crossing, investigators piece together events.

After Salomon August Andrée's doomed Arctic crossing by hydrogen balloon, investigators piece together events. Stars Ken Stott.

04 LASTThe Stranded Eagle19980401
20040531 (BBC7)
20040601 (BBC7)
20050221 (BBC7)
20050222 (BBC7)
20060608 (BBC7)
20060609 (BBC7)
20070111 (BBC7)
20070112 (BBC7)
20080515 (BBC7)
20080516 BT=0215 (BBC7)
20080516 (BBC7)
20090312 (BBC7)
20090313 BT=0215 (BBC7)
20090313 (BBC7)
20091123 BT=1115 (BBC7)
20091123 (BBC7)
20091124 BT=0215 (BBC7)
20091124 (BBC7)
20100909 (BBC7)
20100910 (BBC7)
20110509 (BBC7)
20110510 (BBC7)
20120609 (BBC7)
20120610 (BBC7)
20130329 (BBC7)
20130330 (BBC7)
20150501 (BBC7)
After Salomon August Andre's doomed Arctic crossing, investigators piece together events.

After Salomon August Andre's doomed Arctic crossing by hydrogen balloon, investigators piece together events. Stars Ken Stott.

Investigators piece together Salomon August Andre's Arctic crossing by hydrogen balloon.

Years after three explorers died attempting to cross the Arctic, investigators start to piece together events.

After Salomon August Andrée's doomed Arctic crossing, investigators piece together events.

After Salomon August Andrée's doomed Arctic crossing by hydrogen balloon, investigators piece together events. Stars Ken Stott.

. Investigators piece together Salomon August Andre's Arctic crossing by hydrogen balloon.

. After Salomon August Andre's doomed Arctic crossing, investigators piece together events.

Years after three explorers died attempting to cross the Arctic, investigators start to piece together events. Episode 4 of 4.

After Salomon August Andre's doomed Arctic crossing by hydrogen balloon, investigators piece together events. Episode 4 of 4.