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Breaking the Mould: The Story of Penicillin

History books tell us that Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin, but that's not the whole story. This drama uncovers the forgotten team involved in the development and manufacture of the drug that transformed medicine.

1 hour, 20 minutes

Last on

Tue 19 Apr 2011 22:30

Credits

Role Contributor
Professor Howard FloreyDominic West
Professor Alexander FlemingDenis Lawson
Dr Ernst ChainOliver Dimsdale
Norman HeatleyJoe Armstrong
Dr Edward MellanbyJohn Sessions
Dr Margaret JenningsKate Fleetwood
Dr Arthur GardenerStephen Boxer
Dr Ethel FloreyAmanda Douge
Charles FletcherSam Heughan
Cecil WeirIan Lindsay
MasterChristopher Godwin
Paquita FloreyAmbra Lily Keegan
Albert AlexanderJefferson Hall
JanetJoanna Horton
Mr CoxPeter McNeil O'Connor
MotherSarah Ball
Suit OneJulien Ball
Johnny CoxHenry Wood
Mrs Campbell RentonDolly Wells
Journalist No. 2Phillip Langhorne
Journalist No. 1Andrew McKay
ProducerPier Wilkie
DirectorPeter Hoar