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Attacking The Devil: Harold Evans and the Last Nazi War Crime

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Synopsis

As editor of The Sunday Times for fourteen years, Sir Harold Evans proved to be the right man in the right place at the right time. In an investigative climate all too rare by today's standards, Evans had the freedom and resources to allow teams of journalists to work on long-term projects, including the exposure of Kim Philby as a Soviet spy. Evans' longest and most hard fought campaign was for the victims of Thalidomide. Originally developed by the Germans in World War II to counter effect sarin gas, post-war the drug was blithely prescribed by British doctors as an antidote to morning sickness, unwittingly leading to tens of thousands of children being born with serious defects. The Sunday Times' fight to win compensation for their struggling families would take more than a decade, as Evans tenaciously pursued the drug companies through the English courts and beyond.
Sheffield Doc/Fest 2014 - World premiere

Details

Year
2014
Type of film
Features
Running Time
100 mins
Format
Digital
Director
Jacqui Morris, David Morris
Producer
Jacqui Morris
Executive Producer
Steve Milne, Rankin
Editor
David Fairhead
Director of Photography
Clive Booth
Music
Alex Baronowski
Principal Cast
Harold Evans

Production Company

Frith Street Films
50 Frith Street
London
W1D 4SQ
+44 (0)7989 852672
mugshoots@gmail.com

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Frith Street Films
50 Frith Street
London
W1D 4SQ
+44 (0)7989 852672
mugshoots@gmail.com