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Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Entertaining drama about the birth of the Paralympics in 1948. The remarkable Dr Guttmann comes to Stoke Mandeville Hospital and begins to transform the lives of his patients. They are paralysed soldiers, written off and facing death from neglect. Their big breakthrough comes when Guttmann introduces sport into their rehabilitation.

Last on

Fri 7 Mar 2014 23:05 BBC Two


Tim Whitby
Harriet Davison
Dr Ludwig Guttmann
Eddie Marsan
Private William Heath
George Mackay
Cpl Wynne Bowen
Rob Brydon
Sister Edwards
Niamh Cusack
Dr Cowan
Richard McCabe
General Blake
Nicholas Jones
Sgt "Q" Hills
Tristan Sturrock
Mr Heath
Nigel Lindsay
Mrs Heath
Rachael Spence
Nurse Carr
Leigh Quinn
Else Guttmann
Tracy-Ann Oberman
Ben Owen-Jones
David Proud
Shirley Bowen
Mali Harries
Dr Greene, Houseman
Stephen McGonigle
Edmund Digby Jones
Lucy Gannon


BBC TV blog: Acting in a Paralympic drama

The Best Of Men: Acting in a Paralympic drama

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