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Spanish Flu: The Forgotten Fallen (2009)

During the first few months after the deadly First World War, a virulent, dreadful flu breaks out. Point of perspective from Doctor Niven, the CMO of Manchester, on how he carried out this sickness.

Director:

Justin Hardy

Writers:

Peter Guinness (story), Peter Harness
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Cast

Credited cast:
Bill Paterson ... Dr James Niven
Mark Gatiss ... Ernest Dunks
Charlotte Riley ... Peggy Lytton
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kate Ambler Kate Ambler ... Mrs. Houlston
John Branwell John Branwell ... Lord Mayor
Raffey Cassidy ... Ellen
Kenneth Cranham ... MJ O'Loughlin
John Draycott ... Constable
Gerard Fletcher Gerard Fletcher ... Journalist
Paul Freeman ... Sir Arthur Newsholme
Olwen May ... Elsa Kershaw
Jack McMullen ... Tommy
Ian Mercer ... Stanford
Martin Oldfield Martin Oldfield ... Superintendent
Sarah Parks Sarah Parks ... Matron
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During the first few months after the deadly First World War, a virulent, dreadful flu breaks out. Point of perspective from Doctor Niven, the CMO of Manchester, on how he carried out this sickness.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 August 2009 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

'Испанка': Жертвы пандемии гриппа See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Not much fun, but a very worthwhile hour's viewing.
25 October 2009 | by ksg-565-883896See all my reviews

It is my experience that anything with Bill Patterson in it will be an enjoyable and satisfying watch - he is one of those 'good value for money' actors that never disappoints. Here he plays his usual determined, steadfast and 'man of great practicability' role in a slightly more subdued manner than usual which, given the gravity of the subject matter of this production - the Flu Pandemic of 1918, is entirely appropriate.

The whole cast (notably Kenneth Cranham) work well together to do good justice to this depiction of a serious episode in our history which may well be totally unknown to a great many people today. Sets, costumes and dressing are all first rate and there has been great use made of original movie footage from that time. I can recommend this little gem to anyone wanting an hour's serious entertainment and an insight to events which I suspect have been all but forgotten and yet which still resonate every year with the start of winter....


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