Real-life concerns of scientists inspire Val McDermid drama on deadly outbreak
Leading Scottish crime writer Val McDermid has written a new BBC drama about an apocalyptic epidemic – based on the real-life concerns of scientists.
Their concerns about the rise of antiobiotic resistance across the planet will be replayed out in the Radio serial about a mystery illness which engulfs a music festival.
Our Friends In The North actress Gina McKee plays a journalist caught up in a deadly outbreak in Val McDermid’s latest thriller.
McDermid took part in a two-day workshop attended by scientists, academics, writers and radio producers which she says left her “profoundly shocked.” Sally Davies, the chief medical officer for England, was among those to give a presentation,