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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Series cast summary:
Tamzin Malleson ...  Dr. Polly Grey 17 episodes, 2004-2006
Max Beesley ...  Dr. Rob Lake 17 episodes, 2004-2006
Keith Allen ...  Mr. Tony Whitman 17 episodes, 2004-2006
Patrick Baladi ...  Dr. Roger Hurley / ... 17 episodes, 2004-2006
Neve McIntosh ...  Sister Donna Rix / ... 17 episodes, 2004-2006
Preeya Kalidas ...  Dr. Maya Dutta 16 episodes, 2004-2005
Simon Lowe ...  Tim Sibley 15 episodes, 2004-2005
Karen Bryson ...  Hazel Melrose 14 episodes, 2004-2005
Nicholas Palliser Nicholas Palliser ...  Paul Tennant / ... 13 episodes, 2004-2006
Liz Hume Dawson ...  Dottie Sands 12 episodes, 2004-2005
Vicky Hall Vicky Hall ...  Chrissy Farrell 9 episodes, 2005-2006
Rhashan Stone ...  Tom Gorman 9 episodes, 2004-2005
Hattie Morahan ...  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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English

Release Date:

23 May 2004 (UK) See more »

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Testek See more »

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West Yorkshire, England, UK

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Hat Trick Productions See more »
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Runtime:

(6 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color

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16 : 9
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Not for the squeamish...
16 April 2019 | by ba2See all my reviews

If you are young and fancy a career in medicine sit through a season of this before you make your decision. This warts and all drama really hits home without compromise. Being set in an Obstetrics ward some of the scenes are incredibly graphic, they server to counterpoint what it really must be like working in a UK NHS hospital environment.

The acting is top notch as is the writing. A particular nod to Max Beasley and the excellent Patrick Baladi. Keith Allen also delivers his usual styled misogynist character to one of the roles.

I can not highlight enough this is not for the squeamish I couldn't watch certain scenes because of their graphic nature.

An excellent UK (home grown) masterpiece.


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