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)
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 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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14 April 1989 (UK)  »

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Tira y afloja  »

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really very funny
16 January 2016 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

I remember this series when it first aired on TV, and I'm pretty sure that NZ TV did not buy all of them. Recently I was lucky enough to obtain the complete boxed set of all eight series and I've been laughing out loud ever since.

The characters are well drawn, the dialogue is pithy and well written - no dreadful downton dialogue here - and the stories/episodes are believable and entertaining. There is consistency and humour in each episode, really I can't praise it too highly. The characters are believable and it's a really top class funny comedy series. You can't say that about many. This ten line rule is ridiculous and just opens the site to too much wordy and meaningless babble.


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