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Breaking the mould : the story of penicillin.

Author: Dominic West; Denis Lawson; Pier Wilkie; Peter Hoar
Publisher: [Australia] : Australian Broadcasting Corporation : Roadshow Entertainment [distributor], ©2010.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : PAL color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Named Person: Howard Florey, Baron Florey
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Dominic West; Denis Lawson; Pier Wilkie; Peter Hoar
OCLC Number: 606724432
Language Note: English captions for the hearing impaired.
Notes: ABC DVD.
Credits: Writer, Kate Brooke ; producer, Pier Wilkie ; director, Peter Hoar.
Cast: Dominic West, Denis Lawson, Oliver Dimsdale, Joe Armstrong, John Sessions.
Target Audience: Rating: M.
Description: 1 videodisc (DVD) (80 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, PAL, Region 4.

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"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"-ABC TV website.

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