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Surgical Spirit 

Sheila Sabatini is a brilliant surgeon, but her sharp tongue gets her into trouble with fellow consultant surgeons George Hope-Wynne and Neil Copeland. They think she's a "ghastly woman", ... See full summary »

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Peter Learmouth
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Series cast summary:
Nichola McAuliffe Nichola McAuliffe ...  Sheila Sabatini 50 episodes, 1989-1995
Duncan Preston ...  Jonathan Haslam 50 episodes, 1989-1995
Marji Campi Marji Campi ...  Joyce Watson 50 episodes, 1989-1995
David Conville ...  George Hope-Wynne 50 episodes, 1989-1995
Emlyn Price Emlyn Price ...  Neil Copeland 50 episodes, 1989-1995
Suzette Llewellyn ...  Sister Patching / ... 50 episodes, 1989-1995
Beresford Le Roy Beresford Le Roy ...  Michael Sampson 48 episodes, 1989-1995
Simon Harrison Simon Harrison ...  Giles Peake 31 episodes, 1989-1995
Lyndam Gregory Lyndam Gregory ...  Simon Field 23 episodes, 1989-1992
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Sheila Sabatini is a brilliant surgeon, but her sharp tongue gets her into trouble with fellow consultant surgeons George Hope-Wynne and Neil Copeland. They think she's a "ghastly woman", mainly because she likes to unearth their lazy and hypocritical behavior at every opportunity. However, her best friend Joyce and her anesthetist Jonathan Haslam thinks she's marvelous. Can she make it in the hospital's old boy network, keep her relationship with her teenage son at least semi-functional at the same time as sorting out how she feels about Jonathan? Written by Roseanne Hodge <rosie@ihug.co.nz>

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Sister Patching was rarely seen without her cap during the 6th series, which was due to Suzette Llewellyn having had her head shaved for her role in Welcome II the Terrordome (1995). See more »

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[repeated line]
George Hope-Wynne: Damn woman!
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Referenced in Cluedo: Publish & Be Damned (1993) See more »

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Excellent, Classic British Comedy
12 January 2007 | by Tommi86See all my reviews

I remember watching this when it was first aired back in 1989, and I loved it. It was British comedy at is absolute best.

I forgot about after it finished, and now ITV 3 are running re-runs and its like I am falling in love all over again. And although 15 years or so have gone since it first started the sublime jokes still remain side-splitting and the characters stay identifiable.

The only bad thing I can say about it is the sets, looking at them you can really tell its been 15 years!

Actually I lied I thought of another bad thing, it finished!!!

Overall this show is a show that will remain a T.V Classic Gem for decades to come.

*****/*****


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 April 1989 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Tira y afloja See more »

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Granada Television See more »
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(50 episodes)

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Color
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