Set in the 1960s, this British medical drama follows the staff and patients of St Aidan's Royal Free Hospital.
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Drama serial which follows the lives of the staff of St Aidan's Royal Free Hospital. Unlike its predecessor, The Royal, which was set in the 1960s, this is set in the present day.

Stars: Ben Hull, Andrew Scarborough, Steve Huison
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Series cast summary:
Amy Robbins ...
 Dr. Jill Weatherill / ... (83 episodes, 2003-2011)
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 Matron (83 episodes, 2003-2011)
Linda Armstrong ...
 Sister Brigid / ... (82 episodes, 2003-2011)
Michelle Hardwick ...
 Lizzie Hopkirk / ... (82 episodes, 2003-2011)
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 Dr. Gordon Ormerod / ... (81 episodes, 2003-2011)
Denis Lill ...
 Mr. Rose (81 episodes, 2003-2011)
Andy Wear ...
 Alun Morris (81 episodes, 2003-2011)
Michael Starke ...
 Kenneth 'Ken' Hopkirk / ... (61 episodes, 2003-2008)
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 Dr. Jeffrey 'Jeff' Goodwin / ... (42 episodes, 2003-2007)
Zoie Kennedy ...
 Staff Nurse Meryl Taylor (40 episodes, 2003-2006)
Scott Taylor ...
 Frankie Robinson / ... (37 episodes, 2004-2008)
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 Stella Davenport / ... (36 episodes, 2005-2008)
John Axon ...
 Mr. Nigel Harper / ... (35 episodes, 2003-2005)
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British Drama aired 2003-2011. Total of 86 Episodes A dedicated staff of doctors and nurses care for patients at the fictional St. Aidan's Royal Free Hospital in the seaside town of Elsinby in this spinoff of the popular British show "Heartbeat." Set in the 1960s, the series focuses on the medical issues faced by patients and the moral dilemmas those emergencies bring about. Written by goffpartners

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6 September 2003 (USA)  »

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Goofs

Series 3 Episode 5 "Poison" Dr Ormerod says goodnight to Sister Brigid, then walks out of the door from Casualty to the Ambulance Bay. As he approaches the door, his coat is unbuttoned, but when he reaches the other side of the door it is completely done up. See more »

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Dr. Jill Weatherill: You can't change what's happened to Caroline. You can only look after the children and hope that they find a way through this. You can't know if she'll come back, not now. But there's something else that you can't change. It's what's happening between us two.
Dr. Gordon Ormerod: I know.
Dr. Jill Weatherill: Do you wish that you could change it?
Dr. Gordon Ormerod: Sometimes.
Dr. Jill Weatherill: I know. Me too.
[pause]
Dr. Jill Weatherill: And other times?
Dr. Gordon Ormerod: All I know is that seeing you is the only thing that's holding me together.
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Connections

Referenced in Britain's Got More Talent: 2015: Live Semi-Final 3 (2015) See more »

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Somebody Help Me
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Performed by Michael Starke
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Spin off
28 April 2003 | by (Thirsk, North Yorkshire) – See all my reviews

The Royal is a spin off from the TV series Heartbeat. It is based in a hospital in Whitby (The 'big town') and follows the goings on of the staff, nurses doctors and porters.

It features a number of members of the Heartbeat series making cameo appearances. Claude Greengrass is a regular.

Ian Carmichael appears as the secretary .. he must be 99!

Gentle spin off... it won't last !


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