Surgical Spirit (1989–1995)

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Sheila Sabatini is a brilliant surgeon, but her sharp tongue gets her into trouble with fellow consultant surgeons George Hope-Wynne and Neil Copeland. They think she's a "ghastly woman", ... See full summary »

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Nichola McAuliffe ...
 Sheila Sabatini (50 episodes, 1989-1995)
Duncan Preston ...
 Jonathan Haslam (50 episodes, 1989-1995)
Marji Campi ...
 Joyce Watson (50 episodes, 1989-1995)
David Conville ...
 George Hope-Wynne (50 episodes, 1989-1995)
Emlyn Price ...
 Neil Copeland (50 episodes, 1989-1995)
Suzette Llewellyn ...
 Sister Patching / ... (50 episodes, 1989-1995)
Beresford Le Roy ...
 Michael Sampson (48 episodes, 1989-1995)
Simon Harrison ...
 Giles Peake (31 episodes, 1989-1995)
Lyndam Gregory ...
 Simon Field (23 episodes, 1989-1992)
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Sheila Sabatini is a brilliant surgeon, but her sharp tongue gets her into trouble with fellow consultant surgeons George Hope-Wynne and Neil Copeland. They think she's a "ghastly woman", mainly because she likes to unearth their lazy and hypocritical behavior at every opportunity. However, her best friend Joyce and her anesthetist Jonathan Haslam thinks she's marvelous. Can she make it in the hospital's old boy network, keep her relationship with her teenage son at least semi-functional at the same time as sorting out how she feels about Jonathan? Written by Roseanne Hodge <rosie@ihug.co.nz>

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Witty, acerbic dialogue, enjoyable entertainment
29 August 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I have fond memories of this comedy series, with the ferociously funny one-liners of chief surgeon Sheila Sabatini keeping everyone on their toes. She could make me laugh out loud, which is rare indeed for me when watching so-called comedies (especially US sitcoms). Nichola McAuliffe portrayed wonderfully the acid-tongued Sheila, a woman of intelligence, skill and just the right touch of arrogance. She was part of an ensemble cast who all appeared to be enjoying themselves immensely. The focus was on a few staff of the hospital, the patients being almost an afterthought. Surgical Spirit was cleverly-written & well-acted, a pleasant half hour of light relief. If it's repeated on your local station, give it a go, you might enjoy it.


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