Microbes and Men (1974– )

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Dramatised documentary series charting the development of vaccines by Pasteur, Koch and others in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

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  • Charles Kay and John Normington in Microbes and Men (1974)
  • James Grout in Microbes and Men (1974)
  • James Grout in Microbes and Men (1974)
  • Robert Lang in Microbes and Men (1974)
  • Michael Griffiths, Charles Kay, Arthur Lowe, and Antonia Pemberton in Microbes and Men (1974)
  • Michael Gough, Milo O'Shea, and Benjamin Whitrow in Microbes and Men (1974)

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27 November 2009 | sgost
| Essential viewing for any science nut
An absolute gem of a series. I remember it well, viewing it during the early years of my medical training. It was certainly released on Betamax at one stage but appears to have not had a DVD release.

Inspirational, historically correct with the usual effective BBC dramatic edge. Anyone with an interest in science, particularly microbiology would find this enormously entertaining. Reminiscent of those old biographical movies from the 50's and 60's re Pasteur, Curie and Ehrlich

Can anyone suggest how the BBC can be encouraged to release this fantastic series on DVD. Should not be left hidden away in a vault.

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18 September 1974


English, Italian

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