MAD COW DISEASE: The Great British Beef scandel

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Project Details

  • Executive Producer: : Liesel Evans
  • Head of Production: : Jane Bevan
  • Production Manager: : Clara Thomas
  • Director: : Will Lorimer
  • Assistant Producer: : Pamela McIntyre
  • Editor: : James Gold
  • BBC
  • July 2019

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The story of Britain’s biggest ever food scandal. Since 1996, almost 200 people have died from vCJD, whilst the cattle disease BSE has been responsible for the death of over four million cows. It has cost the NHS over a billion pounds and virtually destroyed the British beef industry in the 1990s. Beneath the statistics is a story of greed, corruption and catastrophic political misjudgement by the then Conservative government. With access to all of the politicians, scientists and families who have been defined by this epidemic, this film pieces together a forgotten chapter of our recent history.