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.
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
Dr Venter....Stephen Cirtchlow
Dr Ozinsky....Carl Oatley
Sister Peggy....Eva Haddon
Mrs Washkansky....Rowena Cooper
Dr Botha....John Teifer
Mrs Blaiberg....Eva Haddon.