7.5/10
77
4 user 2 critic

Spanish Flu: The Forgotten Fallen (2009)

During the first few months after the deadly First World War, a virulent, dreadful flu breaks out. Point of perspective from Doctor Niven, the CMO of Manchester, on how he carried out this sickness.

Director:

Writers:

(story),
Reviews
1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Rust IV (2015)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

On a barren farm in rural England, a headstrong young girl fights to keep her fading Grandfather as the giant he once was, and in doing so becomes a giant herself

Director: Brady Hood
Stars: Raffey Cassidy, Sean Gilder, Robert Pugh
Grand Street (2014)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A chance encounter between an out-of-work film executive and an aspiring writer leads to a 24 hour Manhattan odyssey through an underworld and back. Driven by hopes and dreams, steered by ... See full summary »

Director: Lex Sidon
Stars: Sophie Auster, Byrdie Bell, Dan Bittner
The Man who Crossed Hitler (TV Movie 2011)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In November 1930 brown-shirted storm troopers of Hitler's SA break into the Communist Eden Palace club,killing several members. Jewish lawyer Hans Litten prosecutes them and,at the ... See full summary »

Director: Justin Hardy
Stars: Ed Stoppard, Ian Hart, Bill Paterson
Killing Thyme (2015)
Short | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.4/10 X  

Eight year old Sam is desperate for an allotment. When he meets Norman, a curmudgeonly old man with a neglected allotment and a death wish, Sam thinks he has the solution to both of their problems.

Director: M.J. McMahon
Stars: Brian Cox, Charlotte Riley, Joe Reynolds
Our World War (TV Mini-Series 2014)
Action | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

During World War I, British troops face the horrors of the Battle of Mons in 1914, internal strife in 1916 and innovative tank warfare in 1918.

Stars: Rob Townsend, Gerard Kearns, Ross Armstrong
37 Days (TV Mini-Series 2014)
History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A TV mini-series that unveils the behind-closed-doors story of the final weeks before the outbreak of World War I.

Stars: Ian McDiarmid, Nicholas Farrell, Tim Pigott-Smith
A Harlot's Progress (TV Movie 2006)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Drama looking at artist William Hogarth and his relationship with the prostitute that inspired his most famous piece.

Director: Justin Hardy
Stars: Toby Jones, Zoë Tapper, Sophie Thompson
The Passing Bells (TV Mini-Series 2014)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

An epic historical drama spanning the five years of the First World War, as seen through the eyes of two ordinary young soldiers.

Stars: Patrick Gibson, Jack Lowden, Ben McGregor
Into the Storm (TV Movie 2009)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Continuing the storyline of The Gathering Storm (2002), Churchill at War is a look at the former British prime minister's life and career at the end of WWII.

Director: Thaddeus O'Sullivan
Stars: Brendan Gleeson, Clive Mantle, Adrian Scarborough
Miranda's Letter (Video 2016)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Miranda's Letter takes as a starting point the 'missing women' in Shakespeare, in this instance, The Tempest, and imagines what Miranda's mother would have wanted to say to her daughter. Commissioned as part of Shakespeare Lives 2016.

Director: Teresa Griffiths
Stars: Raffey Cassidy, Anne-Marie Duff, William Shimell
32 Brinkburn Street (TV Series 2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Drama about the lives of two generations of a family who lived in the same house in Manchester, one generation in 1931 and the other in 2011.

Stars: Rebecca Callard, Maggie Steed, Raffey Cassidy
The Beast (2013)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A girl is captivated by the romantic myth of a beast on a moor - but a real beast is closer than she realized.

Director: Corinna Faith
Stars: Raffey Cassidy, Kate Dickie, Lloyd Howells
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Dr James Niven
...
Ernest Dunks
...
Peggy Lytton
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kate Ambler ...
Mrs. Houlston
John Branwell ...
Lord Mayor
...
Ellen
...
MJ O'Loughlin
John Draycott ...
Constable
Gerard Fletcher ...
Journalist
...
Sir Arthur Newsholme
...
Elsa Kershaw
...
Tommy
...
Stanford
Martin Oldfield ...
Superintendent
Sarah Parks ...
Matron
Edit

Storyline

During the first few months after the deadly First World War, a virulent, dreadful flu breaks out. Point of perspective from Doctor Niven, the CMO of Manchester, on how he carried out this sickness.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

5 August 2009 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Spanska sjukan  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Not much fun, but a very worthwhile hour's viewing.
25 October 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

It is my experience that anything with Bill Patterson in it will be an enjoyable and satisfying watch - he is one of those 'good value for money' actors that never disappoints. Here he plays his usual determined, steadfast and 'man of great practicability' role in a slightly more subdued manner than usual which, given the gravity of the subject matter of this production - the Flu Pandemic of 1918, is entirely appropriate.

The whole cast (notably Kenneth Cranham) work well together to do good justice to this depiction of a serious episode in our history which may well be totally unknown to a great many people today. Sets, costumes and dressing are all first rate and there has been great use made of original movie footage from that time. I can recommend this little gem to anyone wanting an hour's serious entertainment and an insight to events which I suspect have been all but forgotten and yet which still resonate every year with the start of winter....


7 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Spanish Flu: The Forgotten Fallen (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?