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.
|Dr James Niven||Bill Paterson|
|Ernest Dunks||Mark Gatiss|
|Sir Arthur Newsholme||Paul Freeman|
|MJ O’Donnell||Kenneth Cranham|
|Peggy Lytton||Charlotte Riley|
|Elsa Kershaw||Olwen May|
|Sam Lytton||Jamie Spencer|
|Mrs Houlston||Kate Ambler|
|Lord Mayor||John Branwell|