|In July 1518 a terrifying and mysterious plague struck the medieval city of Strasbourg.|
By the time the epidemic subsided, heat and exhaustion had claimed many lives, leaving thousands bewildered and bereaved.
The South Bank, London.
Is it happening again?
By Julian Simpson.
Based on an original idea by Anita Sullivan.
Deborah Frances White
Producer: Karen Rose
A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4.