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A Death for a Death

Duration:
15 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 08 October 2010

When a number of distinguished members of government committees are found dead in suspicious circumstances, it falls to DCI Kate Duncan to discover what the connecting factor is.

An autopsy has revealed that Dame Imelda Sharp may have been killed by an experimental drug which she had not been prescribed. Now toxic levels of another unprescribed drug have been found in the body of a second patient of the same GP, Dr Tom Cready. DI Kate Duncan of Scotland Yard's Sensitive Cases Squad is investigating.

Mark Lawson's deftly plotted murder-mystery gets to grips with a major concern at the heart of our cash-strapped NHS: the post code lottery and exactly who is to be considered deserving of the most expensive life saving drugs on the market.

Kate Duncan - Haydn Gwynne
Lorenzo - Lloyd Thomas
Briggs - Chris McHallem
Hermione Sharp - Abigail McKern
Dame Imelda Sharp - Honor Blackman
Sue Wells - Abigail McGibbon
Dr Tom Cready - Nick Dunning
Dee Mortimer - Stella McCusker
Jeremy Vine - Himself

Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan.
Written by Mark Lawson.

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