The Mad Death (1983)

TV Mini-Series  -   -  Horror
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Britain is gripped by the "mad death", an outbreak of rabies, after an afflicted pet cat is illegally smuggled into the country.

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Series cast summary:
Richard Heffer ...
 Michael Hilliard (3 episodes, 1983)
 Anne Maitland (3 episodes, 1983)
Richard Morant ...
 Johnny Dalry (3 episodes, 1983)
Brenda Bruce ...
 Miss Stonecroft (3 episodes, 1983)
James Logan ...
 Bill Stanton (3 episodes, 1983)
 Bob Nicol (3 episodes, 1983)
Debbi Blythe ...
 Jane Stoddard (2 episodes, 1983)
Bob Docherty ...
 Gamekeeper (2 episodes, 1983)
Jack McKenzie ...
 Fergus (2 episodes, 1983)
Marianne Lawrence ...
 Bibi (2 episodes, 1983)


Britain is gripped by the "mad death", an outbreak of rabies, after an afflicted pet cat is illegally smuggled into the country.

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16 July 1983 (UK)  »

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20 January 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a mini series I have never forgotten. Gave me nightmares. Tells the story of what might happen should a rabies outbreak occur in Britain. An American man is infected with this terrible virus at the start of the first episode. He contracts it from a fox that he picks up whilst out driving. He puts the animal in his garage, and then whilst preparing dinner, he cuts himself with a knife. Then not knowing that the fox is rabid, he strokes the animal with the cut finger. From then on, we are taken through the awful stages of the disease which gives him mad fits of terror, foaming at the mouth and dreadful hallucinations. It gives the viewer a terrifying insight into this terrible disease. From then on though the story in my opinion disintegrates. From starting very believable, it ends undramatically with guys going out into the countryside shooting animals at will. The final victim if I can remember is a sheep dog. Serious stuff. But worth a watch. Gives us an education about the most terrifying virus.

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