The Resource Breaking the mould : the story of penicillin, (videorecording)

Breaking the mould : the story of penicillin, (videorecording)

Label
Breaking the mould : the story of penicillin
Title
Breaking the mould
Title remainder
the story of penicillin
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"History books tell us that Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin, but that's not the whole story. Breaking The Mould: The Story Of Penicillin uncovers the forgotten team involved in the development and manufacture of the drug that transformed medicine. Dominic West stars as straight-talking Australian scientist Professor Howard Florey. Whilst it is widely recognised that Alexander Fleming was the man who discovered penicillin, the truth is a bit more complicated than that, and the extraordinary story of Professor Florey is hardly known. Set against the background of the early years of the Second World War, this factually-based drama shows how it was Professor Florey and his team who persevered against incredible odds to make penicillin an applicable medicine, whilst refusing to patent it for commercial gain. A revealing, poignant and witty character-driven account of a miraculous scientific breakthrough, Breaking The Mould tells the little known story of Professor Florey and the team of unsung heroes from the prestigious Dunn School of Pathology at Oxford University who were behind the discovery of penicillin, which changed the world of medicine forever<U+0027>(3y?<U+0027>(BABC TV website
Cataloging source
NRAND
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Writer, Kate Brooke ; producer, Pier Wilkie ; director, Peter Hoar
Dewey number
615.3295654092
Intended audience
Rating: M
Language note
English captions for the hearing impaired
PerformerNote
Dominic West, Denis Lawson, Oliver Dimsdale, Joe Armstrong, John Sessions
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Lawson, Denis
  • West, Dominic
  • Hoar, Peter
  • Wilkie, Pier
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Florey, Howard
  • Penicillin
Label
Breaking the mould : the story of penicillin, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
ABC DVD
Control code
000045470754
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Extent
1 videodisc (DVD) (80 min.)
Other physical details
sd., col.
System control number
(OCoLC)606724432
System details
DVD, PAL, Region 4
Label
Breaking the mould : the story of penicillin, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
ABC DVD
Control code
000045470754
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Extent
1 videodisc (DVD) (80 min.)
Other physical details
sd., col.
System control number
(OCoLC)606724432
System details
DVD, PAL, Region 4

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