A young registrar, Rob Lake starts work under established gynecologist Roger Hurley whom he finds to be an affable man. All is not as it first appears, however, and Lake soon develops grave misgivings about his boss and his methods.

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 Dr. Polly Grey 17 episodes, 2004-2006
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 Dr. Rob Lake 17 episodes, 2004-2006
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 Mr. Tony Whitman 17 episodes, 2004-2006
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 Dr. Roger Hurley / ... 17 episodes, 2004-2006
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 Sister Donna Rix / ... 17 episodes, 2004-2006
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 Dr. Maya Dutta 16 episodes, 2004-2005
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 Hazel Melrose 14 episodes, 2004-2005
Nicholas Palliser ...
 Paul Tennant / ... 13 episodes, 2004-2006
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 Dottie Sands 12 episodes, 2004-2005
Vicky Hall ...
 Chrissy Farrell 9 episodes, 2005-2006
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 Beth Lucas Hall / ... 7 episodes, 2005
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A young registrar, Rob Lake starts work under established gynecologist Roger Hurley whom he finds to be an affable man. All is not as it first appears, however, and Lake soon develops grave misgivings about his boss and his methods.

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The character of Hospital Management figure Paul Tennant OBE, latterly Sir Paul Tennant (as he appears in the feature length finale) originally appeared in the script writer Jed Mercurio's previous medical drama Cardiac Arrest from series 2 in 1995. On both occasions he was played by Nicholas Palliser. See more »

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Gripping
10 December 2004 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

I have been following this fantastic drama over the last few weeks. It was gripping. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. Every week I kept thinking of a very small swear word to describe Dr Hurley.

I read the book and as Jed Mercurio rightly points out his book taken straight from page to screen would not have worked. I am pleased with the way in which he has handled the transition and made it real in a way that only television and the screen can do.

I felt that by making Donna Rix and Rob Lake older than their characters in the book (21 and 24 if i remember rightly) their lives held a better realm of realism. Max Beesley was far more believable as a doctor rather than trying to find a younger actor to play the part. When he makes mistakes you feel as though as an experienced doctor he should have known better.

All in all bodies was a fantastic piece of drama and my only point of criticism is that the ending of the series was a little abrupt, especially if this is to be a one off drama. I hope not as the doors have been widely left open. I hope to see a DVD release and a new series.


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