Harold Shipman: Doctor Death

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Harold Shipman: Doctor Death
GenreCrime drama
Based onThe Harold Shipman Murders
Written byMichael Eaton
Directed byRoger Bamford
StarringJames Bolam
James Hazeldine
Olive Pendleton
Deborah Norton
Jacqueline Pilton
Peter Gunn
Peter Penry-Jones
Theme music composerDebbie Wiseman
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of episodes1
ProducerNick Finnis
Running time120 minutes
Production companyYorkshire Television
Original networkITV
Picture format16:9
Audio formatStereo
Original release9 July 2002 (2002-07-09)

Harold Shipman: Doctor Death is a 2002 ITV television drama about the life and crimes of serial killer Harold Shipman. Starring James Bolam in the role of Shipman, the programme was directed by Roger Bamford and written by Michael Eaton. It was broadcast on 9 July 2002, and attracted a viewing audience of 7.37 million.[1] The programme was released on DVD on 15 July 2013 by Strawberry Media, in association with ITV.[2]


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  1. ^ "Weekly top 30 programmes - BARB".
  2. ^ "Harold Shipman - Doctor Death". Amazon. 15 July 2013.

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