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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Kyläsairaala  »

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1.78 : 1
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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

Although she is a nun, Sister Brigid clearly has plucked eyebrows and is often shown wearing lipstick, all highly unlikely for a woman who has taken the veil. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Lyons: Life is very short, and very fragile. It's easy to let it go by and suddenly find that all the things you meant to do just never got done. When you're young, you think you've got forever. But you're dead for a very long time. That's all.
Dr. Jill Weatherill: Is that advice?
Mrs. Lyons: One of the privileges of old age is you can talk nonsense and get away with it. You'll know if it's advice, or just nonsense.
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Featured in Imagine: And Then There Was Television (2006) See more »

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Somebody Help Me
(Theme song)
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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