Fri. Feb 23rd, 2024

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,

Content retrieved from: http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/real-life-concerns-of-scientists-inspire-val-mcdermid-drama-on-deadly-outbreak-1-4364701.

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