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Medical Detectives


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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


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

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