Writer Gwyneth Hughes has quite rightly received a lot of media attention, as has actor Toby Jones, but perhaps the most unsung of those responsible for bringing this drama to our screens is director James Strong.
This is a complex story that could easily bamboozle the audience by becoming mired in the nuance, and Strong must have had to ensure that the programme focused its attention on the unfairness of the treatment that was meted out to the victims of this scandal.
When DAVID saw the real Alan Bates being interviewed on 'This Morning', it was astonishing how quickly journalists became muddled by the facts, even when they were aiming to be sympathetic.
James Strong would probably be the first person to acknowledge the brilliance of Gwyneth Hughes's script but, even allowing for that, he must have had to draw on his many years of directing experience to ensure the crystal clarity that has so comprehensively captured the public's imagination.
And it's good that he did... it turns out that the livelihoods of many, many people were waiting for an intervention like this, and James Strong, and the others who brought this drama to our screens, managed to provide it - and we should all be grateful to them for it.