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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 Michael Hilliard 3 episodes, 1983
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 Anne Maitland 3 episodes, 1983
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 Johnny Dalry 3 episodes, 1983
Brenda Bruce ...
 Miss Stonecroft 3 episodes, 1983
Jimmy Logan ...
 Bill Stanton 3 episodes, 1983
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 Bob Nicol 3 episodes, 1983
Debbi Blythe ...
 Jane Stoddard 2 episodes, 1983
Bob Docherty ...
 Gamekeeper 2 episodes, 1983
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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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Not Great, But Occasionally Effective
4 January 2010 | by See all my reviews

Having heard so much about it online, The Mad Death ultimately turned out to be a disappointment when I finally obtained it on DVD. The main highlights turned out to be its opening sequence and an eerie synthesizer score.

The main problem with the miniseries is that it is not particularly well written. Many of the characters are too dumb to care about, picking up animals that are clearly rabid even to an untrained eye, and not bothering to have animal bites checked out by a doctor. Furthermore, the film has a certain element of predictability about it, with many of the plot developments telegraphed in advance.

Moreover, there is a disturbing lack of violent animal attacks in the film. If one purchases a film called The Mad Death about a rabies epidemic, the least one would expect would be a good, violent mauling every fifteen minutes or so. Most of the violence here is directed toward the animals, mainly gunshots to the head.


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