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Old 01-03-2013, 21:57
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She took medical advice nd they said it wasnt needed. Part of the problem I that mosquitos doesn't stick to the lines on map!
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Old 01-03-2013, 21:58
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what and ending... just hanging. just like it is realistically. excellent show!
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Old 01-03-2013, 22:00
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That was pretty incredible. Had me in tears through most of it. Very understated acting, beautifully done.
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Old 01-03-2013, 22:01
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This was a brilliant little drama, had everything and then more.
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Old 01-03-2013, 22:02
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brilliant Friday night programming
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Old 01-03-2013, 22:05
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Brilliant programme and the sort that can raise awareness hopefully.
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Old 01-03-2013, 22:07
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She took medical advice nd they said it wasnt needed. Part of the problem I that mosquitos doesn't stick to the lines on map!
All the more reason to take your anti-malarials.
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Old 01-03-2013, 22:11
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All the more reason to take your anti-malarials.
Problem is that people don't because of the side effects.
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Old 01-03-2013, 22:19
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This was more heart hitting than any big celebrity visiting africa and asking us to pick up the phone. I donated the cost of two mosquito netswith tear filled eyes!
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Old 01-03-2013, 22:26
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What a moving hour and a half!!! I'm just beginning to recover from my blubbering through the last half. I'm surprised that there was no appeal for funds after the show, but I did find it on the website (here).

There were some BIG names in this drama from both sides of the Atlantic, not least of which was James Wood, who played Mary's father.
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Old 01-03-2013, 22:26
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Stopping malaria isnt just about giving everyone medication , you also need to reduce your chances of getting bitten too - hence nets, deet repellent etc.,
When Richard Curtis first started writing the film 1 million children were dying from it a year, today it us 650,000 - that's a huge drop, but still a long way to go. Even in areas where malaria isnt a threat, things such as dengue fever are. Locals are more likely to die from the haemoragic form than tourists. There is no anti-dengue treatment to take, and the mosquitos that carry this are out in the day, unlike the malaria carrying ones

Regardless of whether the character should have gone against medical advice is really a side issue, it was a powerful thought provoking film
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Old 01-03-2013, 22:39
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Watching it now as just v+ it, this made me want to donate much more than any other comic relief appeal. I think the celeb bits where they normally cry normally make me switch off but this was really special and much less cynical.
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Old 01-03-2013, 22:40
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I thought it was an excellent film from start to end.
Now, does anyone know where the music came from, who was it was just great and I can't find out anywhere
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Old 01-03-2013, 22:51
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What a moving hour and a half!!! I'm just beginning to recover from my blubbering through the last half. I'm surprised that there was no appeal for funds after the show, but I did find it on the website (here).

There were some BIG names in this drama from both sides of the Atlantic, not least of which was James Wood, who played Mary's father.
Thanks so much for the website - in a way I'm glad they didn't have an appeal at the end. It would have cheapened it somehow and if people watched it and were moved enough, they surely will try to find out more and donate.
Wonderful drama... we should have more of that quality!
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Old 02-03-2013, 05:40
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Well she should have given him anti-malarial tablets.

Her choice (unlike many born in Africa).
She took medical advice nd they said it wasnt needed. Part of the problem I that mosquitos doesn't stick to the lines on map!
The travel/medical advice she took was based on SA and they then travelled to Mozambique which is high risk all year round.
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:58
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Was this base on a real life story

I did enjoy it and it was filmed beautifully BUT .. the ending about the malaria nets I was a bit confused?

I paid for about 15 of these through donating when Chris Moyles and the others climbed Mount Kilimanjaro a few years back for, I think, Comic relief.

Was this to get more people to donate
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:24
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This was more heart hitting than any big celebrity visiting africa and asking us to pick up the phone. I donated the cost of two mosquito netswith tear filled eyes!
I haven't watched it all yet but I heard Richard Curtis say that one scene was based on a Chris Moyles film from last time when he went out for fag and the child he was watching had died by the time he went back in
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:44
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This was absolutely incredible. Heart wrenching, moving and just faultless.

I wonder if Richard Curtis holds malaria dear, if he'd had a personal experience with it, as it seems quite a random (sorry, couldn't think of a better word ) subject to write a long drama about.
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Old 02-03-2013, 12:32
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What a heartbreaking drama, as said before much better than celebs going out there

Well written and well acted
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Old 02-03-2013, 13:32
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Brilliant drama and acting.

Thoroughly enjoyed it and like others I was in tears for a lot of it.
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Old 02-03-2013, 13:51
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Cried my way through this last night.

Just by chance yesterday afternoon I was reading in the Daily Mirror (in the hairdressers!) the story of the mother/son who this was loosely based on. Very touching story and it made the drama so much more real.
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Old 02-03-2013, 14:52
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This was absolutely incredible. Heart wrenching, moving and just faultless.

I wonder if Richard Curtis holds malaria dear, if he'd had a personal experience with it, as it seems quite a random (sorry, couldn't think of a better word ) subject to write a long drama about.
Richard Curtis: why I wrote Mary and Martha
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Old 02-03-2013, 15:11
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Old 02-03-2013, 15:55
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A great,if not tearfull story, Fine cast, acting scenery etc..just so bloody sad. It's frightening to think that Malaria takes so many lives.Very moving and I am still not convinced that mozzies can't pass on HIV, even though the experts say no they cant...
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Old 02-03-2013, 23:07
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Finally found time to watch this tonight and thought it was excellent. Brenda Blethyn is a superstar in my eyes.
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