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: The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency: The Big Bonanza

Series one. 1/6 The only female-owned detective agency in Botswana is desperate for clients. To boost business, Mma Makutsi prints up some flyers. And proprietor Mma Ramotswe soon finds herself having to hunt down an absconding apostolic, find a disappearing dog and check up on a definitely disturbed dentist. Starring Jill Scott and Anika Noni Rose.
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Mma Makutsi: Anika Noni Rose
Mma Ramotswe: Jill Scott

: Breaking the Mould: the Story of Penicillin

Exploring the story of how penicillin was developed for medicine by Australian doctor Howard Walter Florey and his team in the early years of the Second World War, and how they later refused to patent it for commercial gain. Starring Dominic West, Joe Armstrong and John Sessions.
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Howard Walter Florey: Dominic West
Norman Heatley: Joe Armstrong
Dr Edward Mellanby: John Sessions

: People's Century: 1954 - Living Longer

Advances in medicine and public hygiene in the 1950s, which helped to overcome long-standing epidemic diseases. Despite mass relief, new health threats were to emerge later.

: Mutant Mouse

The story of how laboratory mice have been a pivotal research tool in some of the most important breakthroughs in medical science.

: Frontline: Afghanistan

A revealing and compelling insight into the daily life of a troop in the Queen's Dragoon Guards in Afghanistan and their sergeant Butch Davies from Swansea, who is determined to ensure their safety.
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Subject: Sergeant Butch Davies

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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