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 Eleanor Bramwell / ... (27 episodes, 1995-1998)
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 Nurse Ethel Carr / ... (27 episodes, 1995-1998)
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 Robert Bramwell / ... (24 episodes, 1995-1997)
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 Joe Marsham / ... (24 episodes, 1995-1998)
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 Kate (23 episodes, 1995-1997)
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 Sidney Bentley (12 episodes, 1996-1997)
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 Daniel Bentley (11 episodes, 1995-1996)
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In 1895, women were not expected to work - or even know about - medicine. Women were expected to work as house-wives, mothers, teachers and nurses. One woman was determined to change that. Eleanor Bramwell works under Sir Herbert Hamilton's supervision. She isn't happy. After he stupidly loses a perfectly healthy young mother, Eleanor decides it is time to make her mark in medical history. Mocked by fellow medical students and questioned by her father, Doctor Robert Bramwell, Eleanor is soon given a renovated building - by donation of the kind Lady Cora Peters - and begins her own infirmary - The Thrift. But with all odds against her, will she survive? Will she make her dream come true? Will her colleagues trust her? Written by <andrew_robertson@bigfoot.com>

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Great period piece--well worth watching
3 February 2004 | by (MN) – See all my reviews

I came upon this miniseries by accident, and I am glad I did. I'd never heard of it, but it sounded interesting. It really does a good job of portraying what London and medicine probably were like back in the 1800's. Though not an overtly feminist piece, it does depict what women doctors had to go through to gain a bit of respect. The story line might be considered thin for four videos, but it held my interest enough so that I purchased it. If medicine, Merry Olde England, or good acting is of interest to the viewer, this is well worth watching.


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