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This well-liked series was a drama/soap set in a hospital.
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Cast

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Jill Browne ... Nurse Carole Young / ... (399 episodes, 1957-1964)

Charles 'Bud' Tingwell ... Dr. Alan Dawson (330 episodes, 1957-1962)
Frederick Bartman ... Dr. Simon Forrester (245 episodes, 1957-1962)
Desmond Carrington ... Dr. Chris Anderson / ... (239 episodes, 1958-1965)
John Carlisle ... Mr. Lester Large / ... (227 episodes, 1962-1967)
Peter Howell ... Dr. Peter Harrison / ... (160 episodes, 1957-1967)
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Series Directed by
Rex Firkin (71 episodes, 1957-1960)
Geoffrey Stephenson (55 episodes, 1960-1964)
Christopher Morahan (53 episodes, 1957-1959)
John Cooper (50 episodes, 1960-1963)
Cecil Petty (48 episodes, 1958-1965)
Alastair Reid (45 episodes, 1964-1966)
Antony Kearey (35 episodes, 1957-1959)
Philip Dale (35 episodes, 1962-1966)
Peter Sasdy (30 episodes, 1959-1961)
Bill Stewart (29 episodes, 1961-1966)
Robert D. Cardona (27 episodes, 1965-1967)
Valerie Hanson (26 episodes, 1965-1967)
James Ferman (25 episodes, 1960)
Hugh Rennie (23 episodes, 1959-1963)
Vivian Matalon (23 episodes, 1961-1962)
Shaun O'Riordan (22 episodes, 1964)
Dinah Thetford (20 episodes, 1961-1962)
Geoffrey Nethercott (19 episodes, 1959-1964)
Phil Brown (17 episodes, 1960-1964)
James Hodgetts (17 episodes, 1965)
Paul Bernard (17 episodes, 1966-1967)
Gordon Reece (16 episodes, 1963-1964)
David Reid (16 episodes, 1964-1965)
Eric Price (12 episodes, 1963-1966)
Kevin Shine (11 episodes, 1965-1967)
Dicky Leeman (10 episodes, 1965-1967)
John Sichel (7 episodes, 1966-1967)
Leonard Brett (5 episodes, 1958-1959)
John Nelson-Burton (5 episodes, 1959)
Adrian Brown (5 episodes, 1965)
Josephine Douglas (3 episodes, 1964-1966)
Michael Redington (2 episodes, 1959)
Quentin Lawrence (2 episodes, 1961)
Philip Barker (2 episodes, 1963)
Jon Scoffield (2 episodes, 1963)
Dennis Vance (2 episodes, 1963)
Alan Tarrant (2 episodes, 1964)
Teddy Abraham (2 episodes, 1965)
George More O'Ferrall (2 episodes, 1965)
Royston Morley (2 episodes, 1966)
Fred Wilby (2 episodes, 1967)

Guy Verney (unknown episodes)
 
Series Writing credits
Tessa Diamond (990 episodes, 1957-1967)
Rachel Grieve (114 episodes, 1957-1962)
Diana Morgan (112 episodes, 1959-1965)
Basil Dawson (106 episodes, 1963-1967)
Michael Ashe (87 episodes, 1957-1962)
Jean Scott Rogers (74 episodes, 1957-1964)
Don Houghton (38 episodes, 1965-1967)
Robert Holmes (36 episodes, 1962-1963)
David Butler (33 episodes, 1963-1964)
Ken Hauttman (26 episodes, 1965-1966)
Margot Bennett (15 episodes, 1958-1959)
Roger Marshall (11 episodes, 1962-1963)
Hazel Adair (8 episodes, 1957)
Lewis Greifer (8 episodes, 1966-1967)
Stewart Farrar (7 episodes, 1966-1967)
Bill Strutton (7 episodes, 1966-1967)
Rosemary Anne Sisson (7 episodes, 1966)
Angus Cooper (6 episodes, 1965)
Sheila Hodgson (6 episodes, 1965)
Peter Yeldham (5 episodes, 1958)
Michael Hooker (4 episodes, 1964)
Martin Woodhouse (4 episodes, 1964)
William Hood (4 episodes, 1965)
William Emms (4 episodes, 1966)
Paul Dickson (2 episodes, 1965)
Eddie Maguire (2 episodes, 1965)
Felix Tomlin (2 episodes, 1965)
Stuart Douglass (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
Fay Dunlop (2 episodes, 1966)
Donald James (2 episodes, 1966)
Maurice Wiltshire (2 episodes, 1967)
William Woods (2 episodes, 1967)

Series Produced by
Antony Kearey .... producer (268 episodes, 1957-1959)
Cecil Petty .... producer (239 episodes, 1963-1965)
John Cooper .... producer (190 episodes, 1961-1963)
Josephine Douglas .... producer (113 episodes, 1965-1967)
Rex Firkin .... producer (104 episodes, 1959-1960)
Hugh Rennie .... producer (64 episodes, 1960-1961)
Pieter Rogers .... producer (10 episodes, 1967)

Jacqueline Douglas .... producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Design by
Lewis Logan (31 episodes, 1960-1964)
Pembroke Duttson (12 episodes, 1959)
Don Fisher (12 episodes, 1964)
Brian Bartholomew (10 episodes, 1964)
Trevor Patterson (6 episodes, 1960-1964)
 
Series Sound Department
Rowland Fowles .... boom operator (4 episodes, 1961-1964)
 
Series Music Department
Peter Yorke .... composer: theme music "Silks and Satins" (799 episodes, 1957-1967)
 
Series Other crew
Basil Dawson .... story editor (30 episodes, 1964)
 

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Much of the series no longer exists in any form: the earliest known surviving instalments are episodes 235-6, from May 1959, held by the UK's National Film and Television Archives.See more »
Movie Connections:
Spin off "Call Oxbridge 2000" (1961)See more »
Soundtrack:
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17 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Britain's First Medical Soap Opera, 19 October 2005
Author: Lolmarcus from United Kingdom

Britain's first medical soap, which was also the first of the nation's twice-weekly serials, (airing on Tuesday's and Friday's), 'Emergency - Ward 10' started life as 'Calling Nurse Roberts,' a six-week filler which went on to become one of the nations best loved programmes, reaching an average audience of 16 million people a week and 24 million at its peak.

Set in the fictitious surroundings of Oxbridge General Hospital, the series was an instant hit -with one million viewers tuning in to the first episode in February 1957, and running for ten years. In the process it made stars out of the actors and actresses who walked its wards, not least of all Jill Browne, who played pin-up nurse (later Sister) Carole Young. The series also won praise from the British Medical Association for allaying people's fear of hospitals, and in 1962 the then Minister of Health, Enoch Powell, congratulated the show on its 500th episode and commented on the useful job it did in reminding the public of the need for immunization.

Although the series was high in drama it had a very low mortality rate (patient deaths were strictly limited to five per year), concentrating more on the lives of the men and women who staffed the hospital. There were, of course, none of the graphically visual blood and guts on show that audiences expect from medical dramas today especially in shows such as 'Casualty' or 'The Golden Hour.' Nevertheless, although sedate by today's standard the series did set a landmark in 1964 and courted a considerable amount of controversy with its portrayal of an interracial relationship between surgeon Louise Mahler (Joan Hooley) and Doctor Giles Farmer (John White) which included the first ever on-screen interracial kiss.

The long list of patients who received treatment within 'EW10's' walls included Ian Hendry, Joanna Lumley and Albert Finney, all of whom went on to bigger and better things. There was a 1958 full-length feature film, 'Life in Emergency Ward 10,' and a brief spin-off series starring Richard Thorp, 'Call Oxbridge 2000,' but in 1967, with ratings beginning to fall, ATV supremo Lew Grade pulled the plug on the hospital's life support. Grade later admitted it was; 'one of the two biggest mistakes of my life.' In 1972 he tried to revive the series as 'General Hospital,' although this had far lesser impact on viewers.

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