Glory Enough for All

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]

Glory Enough For All
Movie poster
Written byGrahame Woods
Directed byEric Till
StarringR. H. Thomson
Robert Wisden
Country of originCanada
Original language(s)English
No. of series1
No. of episodes2
Executive producer(s)W. Patterson Ferns, Joseph Green, David Elstein
Producer(s)Gordon Hinch
Production company(s)Gemstone Productions, Primedia Productions
Original networkCBC
Original release28 June 1988 (1988-06-28)

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

The movie focuses on Banting and Best and their isolation of insulin at the University of Toronto for which they received the 1923 Nobel Prize along with John Macleod[3]. 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.[4]


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