The Mad Death (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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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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I have to see this one again
14 November 2004 | by (Coventry) – See all my reviews

I remember this film. It was a three part series on BBC1 if I remember rightly. Every time I was In church since and All Things Bright And Beautiful has been played, the theme of this film comes straight into my head (almost like a hollow whispering of the song). In fact as I sit here now I can hear that dog at the end of the film barking away in the car then going into an eerie whine. The plot was devastating to see what would happen if our country were to have the Rabies Virus - Quite Uncontrolable as you would imagine by all the OTT animal lovers in the programme, making it an impossible task to get hold of the carriers. Brilliant work. Come on BBC give us something for our money. This is one that does no need updating.

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