The Medical Detectives

Three true stories of pioneering investigations in the field of pathology, dramatised by Michael Butt from `The Ghost Disease and Other Stories' by Michael Howell and Peter Ford.

Episodes

EpisodeTitleRepeatedComments
01Death In The Parish19980311
20040526 (BBC7)
20040527 (BBC7)
20050216 (BBC7)
20050217 (BBC7)
20060605 (BBC7)
20060606 (BBC7)
20070108 (BBC7)
20070109 (BBC7)
20080512 (BBC7)
20080513 (BBC7)
20090309 (BBC7)
20090310 (BBC7)
20091118 (BBC7)
20091119 (BBC7)
20100906 (BBC7)
20100907 (BBC7)
20110504 (BBC7)
20110505 (BBC7)
20120519 (BBC7)
20120520 (BBC7)
20130326 (BBC7)
20130327 (BBC7)
20150428 (BBC7)

When a cholera epidemic strikes London in 1854, the mercurial Dr John Snow investigates.

When a cholera epidemic strikes London in 1854, the brilliant but mercurial Dr John Snow investigates. Starring Bill Nighy.

When a cholera epidemic strikes London in 1854, the mercurial Dr John Snow investigates.

When a cholera epidemic strikes London in 1854, the brilliant but mercurial Dr John Snow investigates.

Starring Bill Nighy.

When cholera strikes Soho in 1854, the brilliant but mercurial Dr John Snow is called in to investigate.

When cholera strikes Soho in 1854, the Rev Henry Whitehead calls in the brilliant but mercurial Dr John Snow to investigate.

When a cholera epidemic ravages Soho in 1854, the Rev Henry Whitehead refuses to blame it on the poor.

With Bill Nighy and Nicky Henson.

Director John Taylor.

02The Epping Jaundice19980318
20040528 (BBC7)
20040529 (BBC7)
20050218 (BBC7)
20050219 (BBC7)
20060607 (BBC7)
20060608 (BBC7)
20070110 (BBC7)
20070111 (BBC7)
20080514 (BBC7)
20080515 (BBC7)
20090311 (BBC7)
20090312 (BBC7)
20091120 (BBC7)
20091121 (BBC7)
20100908 (BBC7)
20100909 (BBC7)
20110506 (BBC7)
20110507 (BBC7)

A strange epidemic sweeps through the inhabitants of a quiet Essex suburb.

Starring Bernard Hepton and Roger Allam.

A strange epidemic breaks out among middle-class inhabitants of a quiet Essex suburb.

With Bernard Hepton and Roger Allam.

Epidode 3 of 4.

It is odd enough that a quiet Essex suburb should develop its own unique epidemic, but what really baffles Dr Ash is that the victims are all middle class.

With Bernard Hepton and Julia Watson.

Director John Taylor.

02The Last Infirmity20040527 (BBC7)
20040528 (BBC7)
20050217 (BBC7)
20050218 (BBC7)
20060606 (BBC7)
20060607 (BBC7)
20070109 (BBC7)
20070110 (BBC7)
20080513 (BBC7)
20080514 (BBC7)
20090310 (BBC7)
20090311 (BBC7)
20091119 (BBC7)
20091120 (BBC7)
20100907 (BBC7)
20100908 (BBC7)
20110505 (BBC7)
20110506 (BBC7)
20120526 (BBC7)
20120527 (BBC7)
20130327 (BBC7)
20130328 (BBC7)
20150429 (BBC7)

Two ambitious young doctors tackle a yellow fever epidemic in 19th-century Cuba.

Two ambitious young doctors tackle a yellow fever epidemic in 19th-century Cuba. Starring Colin Stinton and William Hope.

With Colin Stinton and William Hope.

Two ambitious young doctors tackle yellow fever in 19th century Cuba.

Chared with unravelling the tangle of folk tales and bad science obscuring the causes of yellow fever in Cuba in 1898, Carroll and Lazear resort to extreme methods.

With Colin Stinton, William Hope and Peter Marinker.

Directed by John Taylor.

Starring Colin Stinton and William Hope.

03The Epping Jaundice20080514 (BBC7)
20120602 (BBC7)
20120603 (BBC7)
20130328 (BBC7)
20130329 (BBC7)
20150430 (BBC7)

A strange epidemic sweeps through the inhabitants of a quiet Essex suburb.

A strange epidemic sweeps through the inhabitants of a quiet Essex suburb. Starring Bernard Hepton and Roger Allam.

04 LASTThe Stranded Eagle19980401
20040531 (BBC7)
20040601 (BBC7)
20050221 (BBC7)
20050222 (BBC7)
20060608 (BBC7)
20060609 (BBC7)
20070111 (BBC7)
20070112 (BBC7)
20080515 (BBC7)
20080516 (BBC7)
20090312 (BBC7)
20090313 (BBC7)
20091123 (BBC7)
20091124 (BBC7)
20100909 (BBC7)
20100910 (BBC7)
20110509 (BBC7)
20110510 (BBC7)
20120609 (BBC7)
20120610 (BBC7)
20130329 (BBC7)
20130330 (BBC7)
20150501 (BBC7)

After Salomon August Andrée's doomed Arctic crossing, investigators piece together events.

After Salomon August Andrée's doomed Arctic crossing by hydrogen balloon, investigators piece together events. Stars Ken Stott.

After Salomon August Andre's doomed Arctic crossing, investigators piece together events.

After Salomon August Andre's doomed Arctic crossing by hydrogen balloon, investigators piece together events. Stars Ken Stott.

After Salomon August Andre's doomed Arctic crossing by hydrogen balloon, investigators piece together events.

Stars Ken Stott.

Investigators piece together Salomon August Andre's Arctic crossing by hydrogen balloon.

Years after three explorers died attempting to cross the Arctic, investigators start to piece together events.