Set in the 1960s, this British medical drama follows the staff and patients of St Aidan's Royal Free Hospital.
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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)
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 Sister Brigid / ... (82 episodes, 2003-2011)
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 Lizzie Hopkirk / ... (82 episodes, 2003-2011)
Robert Daws ...
 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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Trivia

The building used for the setting of the hospital (externally) is actually a residential property on Scarborough's south cliff esplanade. It's split into flats and cottages. See more »

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 »

Quotes

Lizzie Kennoway: You know what, Alun? A woman needs a fish like a man needs a bicycle.
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Connections

Spin-off The Royal Today (2008) 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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