Heart Transplant

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20061214

Story of the operation that saw 50-year-old ex-boxer Louis Washkansky receive the heart of a young woman, when Christiaan Barnard and his team of surgeons performed the first human heart transplant in Cape Town, South Africa, in December 1967.

Written by Jonathan Holloway and narrated by Rosie Goldsmith.

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Trauma

Prof Barnard....Miles Anderson

Louis....Ian Mcneice

Dr Venter....Stephen Cirtchlow

Dr Ozinsky....Carl Oatley

Rodney....Chris Porter

Marius....Robert Portal

Sister Peggy....Eva Haddon

Rose....Charlie Simpson

Mrs Washkansky....Rowena Cooper

Dr Botha....John Teifer

Philip....Paul Humpoletz

Mrs Blaiberg....Eva Haddon.

20061215

Story of the operation that saw 50-year-old ex-boxer Louis Washkansky receive the heart of a young woman, when Christiaan Barnard and his team of surgeons performed the first human heart transplant in Cape Town, South Africa, in December 1967.

Written by Jonathan Holloway and narrated by Rosie Goldsmith.

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The Whites of its Eyes

Now that the operation has been completed, all the team have to do is to keep the patient alive.

Prof Barnard....Miles Anderson

Louis....Ian Mcneice

Dr Venter....Stephen Cirtchlow

Dr Ozinsky....Carl Oatley

Rodney....Chris Porter

Marius....Robert Portal

Sister Peggy....Eva Haddon

Rose....Charlie Simpson

Mrs Washkansky....Rowena Cooper

Dr Botha....John Teifer

Philip....Paul Humpoletz

Mrs Blaiberg....Eva Haddon.

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by Jonathan Holloway.

In 1967 Groote Schuur, a relatively unknown teaching hospital in South Africa, changed the course of medical history when Professor Christiaan Barnard and his team performed the first successful human heart transplant operation.

A 54 year old former boxer Louis Washkansky was given the heart of Denise Darvall, a young woman who had been killed in a car crash.

This is a dramatisation of that extraordinary story that helped change the course of medical science and left the world in thrall.

02 LASTThe Whites Of Its Eyes20040331

In December 1967, Professor Christiaan Barnard and his team successfully transplanted the heart of a young woman into a fifty year old ex-boxer, Louis Washkansky.

Now all they have to do is keep their patient alive.

Professor Christiaan Barnard....Miles Anderson Louis Washkansky....Ian McNiece Professor Val Schrire....Jack Klaff Dr Coert Venter....Stephen Critchlow Dr Ozinsky....Carl Oatley Mrs Ann Washkansky....Rowena Cooper Dr Botha....John Telfer Philip Blaiberg....Paul Humpoletz Mrs Blaiberg....Eva Haddon.