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Florence Nightingale

Drama about the life of Florence Nightingale, based largely on her own words, which tells the true and unexpected story behind this most unusual woman - adored by the masses, hated by the few and credited by historians as the brilliant birth-mother of modern nursing.

Bringing to life the story of Florence Nightingale's spiritual and emotional revolution after the Crimean War - a moment of crisis, doubt and failure that ultimately inspired her career in medicine - the film features a raucous music hall troupe, who dip in and out of the action with songs in the style of the times.

Bent on vengeance, Florence badgers the authorities into allowing her to investigate the ineptitude of the military commanders through a Royal Commission. This ultimately leads to despair, however, and forces Florence to withdraw from even her closest family following a complete breakdown and a massive crisis of faith.

1 hour

Last on

Sat 14 Aug 2010 23:00


Role Contributor
Florence NightingaleLaura Fraser
WENMichael Pennington
Music Hall barkerRoy Hudd
FannyBarbara Marten
ParthenopeCatherine Tyldesley
PalmerstonAndrew Harrison
Sir Sydney HerbertIan Bartholomew
Mother Mary ClareOlwen May
Richard Monckton-MilnesPaul Opacic
Dr FarrSean McKenzie
WatsonLorraine Cheshire
The ColonelKeith Clifford
FitzgeraldTim Beasley
DirectorNorman Stone
WriterNorman Stone