BBC 4 Radio drama ‘Resistance’ broadcast; a story about the nightmare scenario of an AMR pandemic

Colin Garner Uncategorised

A mystery illness erupts at a North East Music Festival. What can it be? A brand new three part drama on BBC Radio 4 started at 2.15pm on 3 March with further episodes on 10 and 17 March. Written by renowned crime writer Val McDermid with actor Gina McKee (Our Friends in the North, Notting Hill) playing the lead role as a journalist ‘Resistance’ tells of an uncontrollable epidemic that spreads across the country. Professor Chris Dowson, Professor

Professor Chris Dowson, Gina McKee and Val McDermid

Professor Chris Dowson, Gina McKee and Val McDermid

of Microbiology, University of Warwick and an ANTRUK Trustee acted as Scientific Advisor to the programme. Listen here to this terrifying story of how AMR could affect all our lives. The combination of a cover up, complacency and an inability to fight the epidemic with drugs we hope is not going to happen.

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