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Breaking the Mould: The Story of Penicillin

History books tell us that Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin, but that's not the whole story. This drama uncovers the forgotten team involved in the development and manufacture of the drug that transformed medicine.

1 hour, 20 minutes

Last on

Tue 19 Apr 2011 22:30


Role Contributor
Professor Howard Florey Dominic West
Professor Alexander Fleming Denis Lawson
Dr Ernst Chain Oliver Dimsdale
Norman Heatley Joe Armstrong
Dr Edward Mellanby John Sessions
Dr Margaret Jennings Kate Fleetwood
Dr Arthur Gardener Stephen Boxer
Dr Ethel Florey Amanda Douge
Charles Fletcher Sam Heughan
Cecil Weir Ian Lindsay
Master Christopher Godwin
Paquita Florey Ambra Lily Keegan
Albert Alexander Jefferson Hall
Janet Joanna Horton
Mr Cox Peter McNeil O'Connor
Mother Sarah Ball
Suit One Julien Ball
Johnny Cox Henry Wood
Mrs Campbell Renton Dolly Wells
Journalist No. 2 Phillip Langhorne
Journalist No. 1 Andrew McKay
Producer Pier Wilkie
Director Peter Hoar