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Fighting for Gemma (1993)

When a girl of four develops leukemia and other children in the neighborhood do so too, the parents suspect a nearby factory. The story is based on facts.

Director:

Julian Jarrold

Writer:

Geoffrey Case

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Cast

Credited cast:
Christine Anderson Christine Anderson ... Mrs. Renick
Lorraine Ashbourne ... Susan D'Arcy
Laura Brattan ... Tina
Denise Bryson Denise Bryson ... Woman In BNFL Club
Joe Caffrey Joe Caffrey ... Russell
Robert Calvert Robert Calvert ... Matthias Kelly
Belinda Chapman Belinda Chapman ... Nurse
Hugo Conlon Hugo Conlon ... Interviewer
Sharon Consterdine Sharon Consterdine ... Midwife
Scott Donald Scott Donald ... Male Doctor
Gwen Doran Gwen Doran ... Geordie Woman
Bill Fellows ... Andy Pearson
Joanna Foster Joanna Foster ... Susan Wilde
James Grant James Grant ... Mr. Hope
David Hargreaves David Hargreaves ... Dr. Philip Day
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When a girl of four develops leukemia and other children in the neighborhood do so too, the parents suspect a nearby factory. The story is based on facts. Written by Hans Arentsen <arent@iname.com>

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 November 1993 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Insieme per Gemma See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Granada Television See more »
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Trivia

Played out along the radioactively contaminated West Cumbria coast, the moving truth of a young girl's courageous fight against childhood cancer and her parent's legal battle for compensation against British Nuclear Fuels (BNFL), operators of the state owned Sellafield plant where her father worked - a battle that came too late for brave Gemma who died just before her 7th birthday. See more »

Connections

Featured in Zomergasten: Episode #7.4 (1994) See more »

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