The Film

Channel 4 tells the untold story of the government’s Vaccine Taskforce – the crack team responsible for finding, funding and procuring vaccines in one of the biggest public health gambles in UK government history.

For the first time on TV, this specialist team of experts, led by pharmaceutical venture capitalist Kate Bingham, give a blow by blow account of their race against time to secure the right vaccines as death rates soared.

Over the critical six month period from May to December last year, they rapidly assessed the potential of hundreds of Covid-19 vaccines, gambling hundreds of millions of taxpayers money on vaccines before they knew if any of them actually worked. Members of the team also reveal their frustration at European governments and their treatment of the AstraZeneca supply issues and the controversy over the link to potentially fatal blood clots.

Producer & Director
Executive Producer
Head of Development
Development Producer
Director of Photography
Shooting Assistant Producer
Production Manager
Additional Photography
Production Coordinator
Archive Producer
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