The Power Of Life And Death

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01The Resurrection Of Imelda Sharp20101004

When a number of distinguished members of government committees are found dead in suspicious circumstances, it falls to DCI Kate Duncan of Scotland Yard's Sensitive Cases Squad to discover what the connecting factor is.

Mark Lawson's deftly plotted murder-mystery gets to grips with a major concern at the heart of our cash-strapped NHS: the post code lottery and exactly who is to be considered deserving of the most expensive life saving drugs on the market.

Kate Duncan- Haydn Gwynne

Lorenzo- Lloyd Thomas

Briggs- Chris McHallem

Hermione Sharp - Abigail McKern

Dame Imelda Sharp- Honor Blackman

Sue Wells- Abigail McGibbon

Dr Tom Cready- Nick Dunning

Dee Mortimer- Stella McCusker

Jeremy Vine- Himself

Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan.

Written by Mark Lawson.

DCI Kate Duncan must discover the connection between some suspicious deaths.

02A Pill For Everything20101005

When a number of distinguished members of government committees are found dead in suspicious circumstances, it falls to DCI Kate Duncan to discover what the connecting factor is.

A series of anonymous letters suggested that Dame Imelda Sharpe might have been murdered.

An exhumation of the body revealed the presence of a prescription drug not mentioned in her medical records.

Mark Lawson's deftly plotted murder-mystery gets to grips with a major concern at the heart of our cash-strapped NHS: the post code lottery and exactly who is to be considered deserving of the most expensive life saving drugs on the market.

Kate Duncan-Haydn Gwynne

Lorenzo-Lloyd Thomas

Briggs-Chris McHallem

Hermione Sharp -Abigail McKern

Dame Imelda Sharp-Honor Blackman

Sue Wells-Abigail McGibbon

Dr Tom Cready-Nick Dunning

Dee Mortimer-Stella McCusker

Jeremy Vine-Himself

Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan.

Written by Mark Lawson.

A series of anonymous letters suggests that Dame Imelda Sharpe might have been murdered.

03The Red Triangle20101006

When a number of distinguished members of government committees are found dead in suspicious circumstances, it falls to DCI Kate Duncan to discover what the connecting factor is.

An autopsy has revealed that Dame Imelda Sharp may have been killed by an experimental drug which she had not been prescribed.

Now toxic levels of another unprescribed drug have been found in the body of a second patient of the same GP, Dr Tom Cready.

DI Kate Duncan of Scotland Yard's Sensitive Cases Squad is investigating.

Mark Lawson's deftly plotted murder-mystery gets to grips with a major concern at the heart of our cash-strapped NHS: the post code lottery and exactly who is to be considered deserving of the most expensive life saving drugs on the market.

Kate Duncan - Haydn Gwynne

Lorenzo - Lloyd Thomas

Briggs - Chris McHallem

Hermione Sharp - Abigail McKern

Dame Imelda Sharp - Honor Blackman

Sue Wells - Abigail McGibbon

Dr Tom Cready - Nick Dunning

Dee Mortimer - Stella McCusker

Jeremy Vine - Himself

Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan.

Written by Mark Lawson.

An autopsy reveals that Dame Imelda Sharp may have been killed by an experimental drug.

04Nice Distinctions20101007

When a number of distinguished members of government committees are found dead in suspicious circumstances, it falls to DCI Kate Duncan to discover what the connecting factor is.

Two elderly female patients of Dr Tom Cready - a GP - have been found to have died from experimental drugs which they had not been prescribed.

The doctor was a critic of the NHS's prescription policy and it has emerged that the two dead women served on drug-licensing committees.

DCI Kate Duncan is urgently returning to interview Dr Cready.

Mark Lawson's deftly plotted murder-mystery gets to grips with a major concern at the heart of our cash-strapped NHS: the post code lottery and exactly who is to be considered deserving of the most expensive life saving drugs on the market.

Kate Duncan - Haydn Gwynne

Lorenzo - Lloyd Thomas

Briggs - Chris McHallem

Hermione Sharp - Abigail McKern

Dame Imelda Sharp - Honor Blackman

Sue Wells - Abigail McGibbon

Dr Tom Cready - Nick Dunning

Dee Mortimer - Stella McCusker

Jeremy Vine - Himself

Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan.

Written by Mark Lawson.

DCI Kate Duncan interviews a GP, two of whose patients have died from experimental drugs.

05 LASTA Death For A Death20101008

When a number of distinguished members of government committees are found dead in suspicious circumstances, it falls to DCI Kate Duncan to discover what the connecting factor is.

An autopsy has revealed that Dame Imelda Sharp may have been killed by an experimental drug which she had not been prescribed.

Now toxic levels of another unprescribed drug have been found in the body of a second patient of the same GP, Dr Tom Cready.

DI Kate Duncan of Scotland Yard's Sensitive Cases Squad is investigating.

Mark Lawson's deftly plotted murder-mystery gets to grips with a major concern at the heart of our cash-strapped NHS: the post code lottery and exactly who is to be considered deserving of the most expensive life saving drugs on the market.

Kate Duncan - Haydn Gwynne

Lorenzo - Lloyd Thomas

Briggs - Chris McHallem

Hermione Sharp - Abigail McKern

Dame Imelda Sharp - Honor Blackman

Sue Wells - Abigail McGibbon

Dr Tom Cready - Nick Dunning

Dee Mortimer - Stella McCusker

Jeremy Vine - Himself

Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan.

Written by Mark Lawson.

DCI Duncan believes the victims' deaths are linked to decisions about new drugs on the NHS.

OMNI20101008

When a number of distinguished members of government committees are found dead in suspicious circumstances, it falls to DCI Kate Duncan of Scotland Yard's Sensitive Cases Squad to discover what the connecting factor is.

Mark Lawson's deftly plotted murder-mystery gets to grips with a major concern at the heart of our cash-strapped NHS: the post code lottery and exactly who is to be considered deserving of the most expensive life saving drugs on the market.

Kate Duncan- Haydn Gwynne

Lorenzo- Lloyd Thomas

Briggs- Chris McHallem

Hermione Sharp - Abigail McKern

Dame Imelda Sharp- Honor Blackman

Sue Wells- Abigail McGibbon

Dr Tom Cready- Nick Dunning

Dee Mortimer- Stella McCusker

Jeremy Vine- Himself

Written by Mark Lawson.

The Power of Life and Death was directed in Belfast by Eoin O'Callaghan.

Omnibus: Mark Lawson's murder mystery about the suspicious deaths of MPs.