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Spanish Flu: The Forgotten Fallen

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.

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1 hour

Last on

Mon 24 Sep 2012 22:00


Role Contributor
Dr James NivenBill Paterson
Ernest DunksMark Gatiss
Sir Arthur NewsholmePaul Freeman
MJ O'DonnellKenneth Cranham
Peggy LyttonCharlotte Riley
Elsa KershawOlwen May
Sam LyttonJamie Spencer
StanfordIan Mercer
Mrs HoulstonKate Ambler
Lord MayorJohn Branwell
MatronSarah Parks
MorticianWill Tacey
JournalistGerard Fletcher
TommyJack McMullen
SuperintendentMartin Oldfield
ConstableJohn Draycott
EllenRaffey Cassidy
WriterPeter Harness
ProducerSusan Horth
DirectorJustin Hardy