The Mad Death: Complete Miniseries
Released on DVD 7th May 2018
A frightening thriller about the outbreak of a deadly disease that spreads across Britain
Adaptation of Nigel Slater’s novel by Sean Hignett (Emmerdale), and directed by BAFTA-nominee Robert Young (Fierce Creatures).
This chilling BBC Scotland three-part drama first aired on BBC One in 1983 at the height of the nation’s paranoia for a potential rabies outbreak. Rabies had been eradicated from the UK but was still prevalent in parts of the Continent. This frightening series is remembered for being one of the most disturbing dramas attempted.
Unwilling to leave her precious Siamese in France, a holidaymaker smuggles her pet into Scotland. Unknown to her, the cat had an encounter with a rabid fox and is carrying the disease. It goes on to infect other animals, but the spread of the plague goes unnoticed until it claims its first human victim (Ed Bishop – 2001: A Space Odyssey).
Richard Heffer (Colditz) and Barbara Kellerman (Space: 1999) star as Michael Hilliard and Ann Maitland, who join forces to combat the plague. But is it too little too late?
RRP: £19.99/ Certificate: TBC /Catalogue Number: 188927 / Barcode: 5019322889274
Genre: TV / Thriller / Run Time: 180 mins approx. on 1 disc
The Mad Death DVD Trailer
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