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A feature-length scientific thriller, written by Michael Stewart, starring Neil Dudgeon
Samantha Bond

When a rare illness strikes down three people near a scientific research site, doctors battle against time to discover if a genetically-engineered pesticide, designed only to affect insects, has jumped the species gap during field tests.
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Writer: Michael Stewart
Producer: Peter Norris
Director: Moira Armstrong
Neil McFarlane: Neil Dudgeon
Lisa Temple: Samantha Bond
Bill Galton: Dermot Crowley
Lenny Johnson: Jasper Britton
Gwenda Irving: Janet Dale
Alex James: Nigel Clauzel
Stefan Popescu: Marius Stanescu
Professor Bannerman: Peter Jeffrey
DI Matthews: William Chubb
Diane Cresswell: Carolyn Pickles
Andy Cresswell: Garry Cooper
Jason Cresswell: Joseph Swash
Heather Collins: Lisa Kelly
Dr John Underwood: Toby Salaman
Dr Roach: Harry Gostelow
Philippa McFarlane: Hilary Lyon
Peter Schneider: Hugh Bonneville
Phil: Matt Patresi
Jerry: Benedict Wong
Security guard: Christopher Driscoll
Neighbour: Geraldine Newman
Police sergeant: Aran Bell
Receptionist: Vanessa Earl
Olga Livingstone: Kathleen Bidmead
Nurse (ICU): Suzi Pattinson
Nurse (Banbury): Sarah Whitlock

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