Writer: Val McDermid
Actor: Gina McKee
Producer: Susan Roberts
Val McDermid created a bacterial doomsday scenario after attending a workshop that included a presentation on the failure of antibiotics by the chief medical officer Sally Davies.
The workshop organised by the Wellcome Trust resulted in this three-pater for Radio 4.
The action takes place in the North East with the bug from a dodgy sausage at a music festival spreading panic and mayhem.
Given the setting it was surprising that there are so few local accents except for the main character Zoe Meadows played by Gina McKee. Now Gina was born a few miles from me but she put on a really exaggerated Geordie-type accent that quite frankly grated all the way through.
Still, it’s an exciting fast-paced story but I’m not giving the game away!