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Duration: 1 hour

Drama illuminating one doctor's pioneering efforts to protect the people of Manchester from the 1918 Spanish influenza pandemic.

Set against the background of the Armistice in November 1918 as millions of exhausted soldiers return home from the Great War, the film tells the little-known story of Dr James Niven, Manchester's medical health officer for thirty years, and his heroic efforts to combat a second wave of fatal influenza as it spreads across the city and the UK.

Last on

Mon 24 Sep 2012 22:00 BBC Four

Credits

Dr James Niven
Bill Paterson
Ernest Dunks
Mark Gatiss
Sir Arthur Newsholme
Paul Freeman
MJ O'Donnell
Kenneth Cranham
Peggy Lytton
Charlotte Riley
Elsa Kershaw
Olwen May
Lord Mayor
John Branwell
Mortician
Will Tacey
Journalist
Gerard Fletcher
Writer
Peter Harness
Producer
Susan Horth

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