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15MD01The Question Of Why20140324

A new drama serial by Lavinia Greenlaw about one of the oldest of human diseases.

Malaria has blighted human life in parts of the world for as long as humans have been humans. The mosquito, the parasite it carries, and the human bloodstream are evolving together. In many places the parasite still has the upper hand. The Question of Why: the first of five dramas based on facts and taking in ancient historical itches and ideas about the disease and the latest scientific attempts to understand and outwit it.

The disease caused by a parasite carried in the saliva of female mosquitoes came to humans probably from gorillas a long time ago. Through recorded history the fever-prompting disease has shadowed humans almost everywhere warm enough for mosquitoes to live between the Poles. We have evolved together. It is still the biggest killer of children in parts of the world.

Made with the research assistance of Wellcome Trust.

Medical/science adviser: Julian Rayner, Sanger Institute.

Music and sound design: Jon Nicholls

Narrator: Siobhan Redmond.

Other parts: Russell Boulter, Richard Bremmer, David Collins, Jasmine Hyde, John Mackay

Producer: Tim Dee

15MD02The Wrongly Named Tree20140325

Drama serial by Lavinia Greenlaw about malaria, one of the oldest of human diseases.

A new drama serial by Lavinia Greenlaw about one of the oldest of human diseases.

Malaria has blighted human life in parts of the world for as long as humans have been humans. The mosquito, the parasite it carries, and the human bloodstream are evolving together. In many places the parasite still has the upper hand. The Wrongly Named Tree: the second of five dramas based on facts and taking in ancient historical itches and ideas about the disease and the latest scientific attempts to understand and outwit it.

The disease caused by a parasite carried in the saliva of female mosquitoes came to humans probably from gorillas a long time ago. Through recorded history the fever-prompting disease has shadowed humans almost everywhere warm enough for mosquitoes to live between the Poles. We have evolved together. It is still the biggest killer of children in parts of the world.

Made in collaboration with Wellcome Trust.

Medical/science adviser: Julian Rayner, Sanger Institute.

Music and sound design: Jon Nicholls

Narrator: Siobhan Redmond.

Other parts: Russell Boulter, Richard Bremmer, David Collins, Jasmine Hyde, John Mackay

Producer: Tim Dee.

15MD03What The Doctor Saw20140326

Bad air, bad water, sad lives.

A new drama serial by Lavinia Greenlaw about one of the oldest of human diseases.

Malaria has blighted human life in parts of the world for as long as humans have been humans. The mosquito, the parasite it carries, and the human bloodstream are evolving together. In many places the parasite still has the upper hand. What the Doctor Saw: the third of five dramas based on facts and taking in ancient historical itches and ideas about the disease and the latest scientific attempts to understand and outwit it.

The disease caused by a parasite carried in the saliva of female mosquitoes came to humans probably from gorillas a long time ago. Through recorded history the fever-prompting disease has shadowed humans almost everywhere warm enough for mosquitoes to live between the Poles. We have evolved together. It is still the biggest killer of children in parts of the world.

Made in collaboration with Wellcome Trust.

Medical/science adviser: Julian Rayner, Sanger Institute.

Music and sound design: Jon Nicholls

Narrator: Siobhan Redmond.

Other parts: Russell Boulter, Richard Bremmer, David Collins, Jasmine Hyde, John Mackay

Producer: Tim Dee.

15MD04Little White Crosses20140327

A canal and a mosquito.

A new drama serial by Lavinia Greenlaw about one of the oldest of human diseases.

Malaria has blighted human life in parts of the world for as long as humans have been humans. The mosquito, the parasite it carries, and the human bloodstream are evolving together. In many places the parasite still has the upper hand. Little White Crosses: the fourth of five dramas based on facts and taking in ancient historical itches and ideas about the disease and the latest scientific attempts to understand and outwit it.

The disease caused by a parasite carried in the saliva of female mosquitoes came to humans probably from gorillas a long time ago. Through recorded history the fever-prompting disease has shadowed humans almost everywhere warm enough for mosquitoes to live between the Poles. We have evolved together. It is still the biggest killer of children in parts of the world.

Made in collaboration with Wellcome Trust.

Medical/science adviser: Julian Rayner, Sanger Institute.

Music and sound design: Jon Nicholls

Narrator: Siobhan Redmond.

Other parts: Russell Boulter, Richard Bremmer, David Collins, Jasmine Hyde, John Mackay

Producer: Tim Dee.

15MD05 LASTEmergency Prescriptions Kept Up One's Sleeve20140328

The old ones are (still) sometimes the best.

A new drama serial by Lavinia Greenlaw about one of the oldest of human diseases.

Malaria has blighted human life in parts of the world for as long as humans have been humans. The mosquito, the parasite it carries, and the human bloodstream are evolving together. In many places the parasite still has the upper hand. Emergency Prescriptions Kept up One's Sleeve: the last of five dramas based on facts and taking in ancient historical itches and ideas about the disease and the latest scientific attempts to understand and outwit it.

The disease caused by a parasite carried in the saliva of female mosquitoes came to humans probably from gorillas a long time ago. Through recorded history the fever-prompting disease has shadowed humans almost everywhere warm enough for mosquitoes to live between the Poles. We have evolved together. It is still the biggest killer of children in parts of the world.

Made in collaboration with Wellcome Trust.

Medical/science adviser: Julian Rayner, Sanger Institute.

Music and sound design: Jon Nicholls

Narrator: Siobhan Redmond.

Other parts: Russell Boulter, Richard Bremmer, David Collins, Jasmine Hyde, John Mackay

Producer: Tim Dee.