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Florence Nightingale

Drama about the life of Florence Nightingale, based largely on her own words, which tells the true and unexpected story behind the birth-mother of modern nursing.

Drama about the life of Florence Nightingale, based largely on her own words, which tells the true and unexpected story behind this most unusual woman - adored by the masses, hated by the few and credited by historians as the brilliant birth-mother of modern nursing.

Bringing to life the story of Florence Nightingale's spiritual and emotional revolution after the Crimean War - a moment of crisis, doubt and failure that ultimately inspired her career in medicine - the film features a raucous music hall troupe, who dip in and out of the action with songs in the style of the times.

Bent on vengeance, Florence badgers the authorities into allowing her to investigate the ineptitude of the military commanders through a Royal Commission. This ultimately leads to despair, however, and forces Florence to withdraw from even her closest family following a complete breakdown and a massive crisis of faith.

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1 hour

Signed Audio described

Last on

Fri 8 May 2020 02:30

Credits

Role Contributor
Florence Nightingale Laura Fraser
WEN Michael Pennington
Music Hall barker Roy Hudd
Fanny Barbara Marten
Parthenope Catherine Tyldesley
Palmerston Andrew Harrison
Sir Sydney Herbert Ian Bartholomew
Mother Mary Clare Olwen May
Richard Monckton-Milnes Paul Opacic
Dr Farr Sean McKenzie
Watson Lorraine Cheshire
The Colonel Keith Clifford
Fitzgerald Tim Beasley
Director Norman Stone
Writer Norman Stone

Broadcasts

  • Sun 1 Jun 2008 19:00
  • Sun 1 Jun 2008 19:30
  • Sat 14 Jun 2008 01:30
  • Sun 27 Jul 2008 21:00
  • Sun 7 Sep 2008 18:00
  • Mon 8 Sep 2008 21:00
  • Wed 29 Oct 2008 20:00
  • Sun 31 May 2009 17:30
  • Thu 12 Aug 2010 21:30
  • Fri 13 Aug 2010 01:00
  • Sat 14 Aug 2010 23:00
  • Thu 7 May 2020 21:00
  • Fri 8 May 2020 02:30