- Actors: Dominic West, Denis Lawson, Oliver Dimsdale, John Sessions
- Directors: Peter Hoar
- Format: PAL
- Language: English
- Region: All Regions
- Number of discs: 1
- Classification: 12
- Studio: Digital Classics
- DVD Release Date: 29 Mar. 2010
- Run Time: 90 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B002XT38IM
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 134,944 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
Breaking The Mould - The Story of Penicillin [DVD] 
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September 1943. Portland House, England. A meeting of scientists, government officials and pharmaceutical companies come to an agreement that will transform medicine forever: a new life saving drug, penicillin, is to be manufactured. As the attendees step out into the street, the crowded ranks of photographers and journalists converge on Alexander Fleming (Denis Lawson, Star Wars); eager for a quote from the hero of the hour, the man they believe discovered penicillin. As Fleming talks, another scientist, Howard Florey (Dominic West, The Wire), stands unnoticed in the background. Breaking the Mould tells the story behind the discovery of penicillin and the forgotten people involved. A revealing, poignant and witty character driven account of a scientific miracle.
Top Customer Reviews
This film takes the history of penicillin from the first discovery to the finished product and the ways the various workers constructed the equipment to produce it.
It made my revision really really enjoyable and definitely paid off, got an A* in the exam.
Even though I'm well past GCSEs now, I still put it on now and again!
Worth watching, but not visual scenes showing the nature of infections at its worst.
DOCTORS will love this as a gift !
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I would really like to watch this film, but not for 500£! Why cannot BBC issue a new release of this DVD ? Maybe because someone is counting on solid profit from this? Hope not!Published 5 months ago by Ekaterina Carlsson
Once again it is impossible to give review simply as a person with hearing difficulties it was unwatchablePublished on 22 Aug. 2014 by An Old Greybeard
Tells the story of Penicillin from the discovery to the time when it was proved to be the medical break-though we know today. Read morePublished on 28 Jun. 2013 by Dogonradio