Pandemic, The Present



Written by John Dryden.

Dr Jan Roldano (Ben Daniels) a microbiologist and WHO advisor on infectious diseases, arrives in Bangkok to give a keynote lecture at a medical conference. Whilst there, he is invited to observe the local authority's handling of an outbreak of bird flu.

But when a new virulent strain, 'Red Eye', emerges - causing bleeding eyes followed by death - he finds himself trapped in Thailand, unable to fly home to his wife and son. As the virus spreads at a terrifying pace, his investigations lead him to one inescapable and terrible conclusion...


Dr Jan Roldano....Ben Daniels

Kanya....Sasapin Siriwanij

Dr Ahmai....Pawit Mahasarinand

Minister Laksan....Danai Thiangdham

Sumi....Jaturachai Srichanwanpen

Other parts are played by Ellie Marleen, Ulli Schneider, Chanida Yasiri, Teerawat Mulvilai, Jarunun Phantachat, Ornanong Thaisriwong, Kosin Pomiam, Soontorn Meesri, Andrea Lowe and Marene Vanholk

Production Team:

Casting: Marilyn Johnson and Nadir Khan

Production Manager: Jarunan Phantachat

Sound Recordist: Ayush Ahuja

Sound Design: Steve Bond

Music: Sacha Putnam

Producer : Nadir Khan

Executive Producer: Gordon House

Recorded in Bangkok, Thailand

Producer/Director: John Dryden

A Goldhawk Production for BBC Radio 4.

Dr Jan Roldano is in Bangkok to give a lecture, when a new virulent flu strain emerges.