Glory Enough for All

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Glory Enough For All
Movie poster
Genre Drama
Written by Grahame Woods
Directed by Eric Till
Starring R. H. Thomson
Robert Wisden
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 2
Executive producer(s) W. Patterson Ferns
Producer(s) Joseph Green, Gordon Hinch
Production company(s) Gemstone Productions, Primedia Productions
Original network CBC
Original release 28 June 1988 (1988-06-28)

Glory Enough for All is a 1988 television movie directed by Eric Till and written by Grahame Woods depicting the discovery and isolation of insulin by Frederick Banting and Charles Herbert Best. It was the winner of nine 1989 Gemini Awards. The film stars R. H. Thomson as Banting, and Robert Wisden as Best. It is based on the books The Discovery of Insulin and Banting: A Biography by historian Michael Bliss.[1]

It was aired in November 1989 in the United States in two parts as part of the PBS show Masterpiece Theatre and introduced by Alistair Cooke.[2]

Plot synopsis[edit]

The movie focuses on Banting and Best and their isolation of insulin at the University of Toronto for which they received the 1921-22 Nobel Prize along with J.J.R. Macleod and James Collip. A parallel story is told of Elizabeth Hughes, a young girl with diabetes.



The movie was the winner of nine 1989 Gemini Awards including Best Dramatic Mini-Series, Best Performance by a Lead Actor, Best Performance by a Lead Actress, Best Writing, Best Photography, and Best Musical Score among others.[3]


  1. ^ Higby, Gregory (1997). The Inside Story of Medicines: A Symposium. American Institute of the History of Pharmacy. p. 94. ISBN 0-931292-32-8. 
  2. ^ PBS Archive entry for Glory Enough For All
  3. ^ "R. H. Thomson's Banting best Glory Enough For All the big winner at Gemini Awards". December 6, 1989. Retrieved 2010-10-07. 

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