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Harold Shipman: Doctor Death (2002)

Dramatisation of the true story of Harold Shipman, a GP (general practitioner, ie family doctor) from Hyde, Manchester, who was convicted in 2000 of murdering fifteen of his elderly ... See full summary »

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Michael Stainton ...
John Shaw
Olive Pendleton ...
Kathleen Grundy
Veda Warwick ...
May Clarke
Tony Melody ...
Len Fellows
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Jacqueline Pilton ...
Primrose Shipman
Mary MacLeod ...
Ivy Lomas
Helen Donohue ...
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Julie - Teenage Girl
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Debbie Bambroffe
Irene Skillington ...
Bereaved Woman
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Alan Massey
John Flanagan ...
Jim King
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Debra King
Sushil Chudasama ...
Junior Doctor
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Dramatisation of the true story of Harold Shipman, a GP (general practitioner, ie family doctor) from Hyde, Manchester, who was convicted in 2000 of murdering fifteen of his elderly patients and is suspected of murdering many more of them. Written by Anonymous

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9 July 2002 (UK)  »

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A Prescription for Murder  »

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John Hurt was offered the title role but declined because he thought the project was distasteful. See more »

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The cross on the grave site of Bianka Pomfret had her year of death as 1999 yet following the exhumation the plaque on her coffin revealed her date of death as 10th December 1997 - not 1999 as engraved on the cross. See more »

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Is it a TV Movie?
22 August 2003 | by (rio de janeiro,Brazil) – See all my reviews

I was gratefully surprised when I watched this movie, and after I was informed that was a TV Movie! Well, it doesn't seem like that: the timing is so perfect that we don't notice the intersection for commercials breaks. James Bolam is extremely convictive in the role of the physician that pretends to be GOD, choosing the day and the hour that a person should die. In a scale of 10, I give 6.


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