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The Crimson Field 

During the First World War, Kitty Trevelyan tries to put the past troubles behind her as she joins two other girls to volunteer at one of the busy war hospitals in northern France.
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Series cast summary:
Hermione Norris ...  Matron Grace Carter 6 episodes, 2014
Oona Chaplin ...  Kitty Trevelyan 6 episodes, 2014
Richard Rankin ...  Capt Thomas Gillan 6 episodes, 2014
Marianne Oldham Marianne Oldham ...  Rosalie Berwick 6 episodes, 2014
Alice St. Clair ...  Flora Marshall 6 episodes, 2014
Kevin Doyle ...  Lt Col Roland Brett 6 episodes, 2014
Suranne Jones ...  Sister Joan Livesey 6 episodes, 2014
Alex Wyndham ...  Capt Miles Hesketh-Thorne 6 episodes, 2014
Jack Gordon ...  Cpl Peter Foley 6 episodes, 2014
Jeremy Swift ...  QMS Reggie Soper 6 episodes, 2014
Kerry Fox ...  Sister Margaret Quayle 5 episodes, 2014
Simon Wilson ...  Padre 3 episodes, 2014
Daniel Betts ...  Jaco Tillens 2 episodes, 2014
Abigail Eames ...  Mathilde Tillens 2 episodes, 2014
Stephan Luca Stephan Luca ...  Anton Erhlich 2 episodes, 2014
Adam James ...  Col Charles Purbright 2 episodes, 2014
Karl Davies ...  Cpl Lawrence Prentiss / ... 2 episodes, 2014


During the First World War, Kitty Trevelyan tries to put the past troubles behind her as she joins two other girls to volunteer at one of the busy war hospitals in northern France.

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21 June 2015 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Years before acting with each other in this series, Sam Benjamin and Dan Parr used to work as bartenders together. See more »


Purbright is listed as a full colonel and referred to as Brett's senior officer, yet they both wear the rank of a lieutenant (half) colonel. See more »


Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #19.70 (2014) See more »

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A New Aspect, Well Told!!
13 May 2014 | by SehidesSee all my reviews

Where to begin with this wonderfully written, informative, well acted and produced drama? The often untold story of voluntarily nurses in WW1 is a new aspect for the BBC. It has grit, passion, love, heartache, history, combined with an excellent script to produce a drama of the highest quality!

You invest your heart and soul into the all characters, which are so beautifully portrayed by the excellent cast. You will look away in horror at some of the scenes, cry or shout at others! The gritty realism of some of the scenes are profound! The desperation of an overworked nurse, or surgeon struggling to save lives. The fear of a wounded solder. The heartache of a relative who fears loss! Emotion in its most human form.

It simply wouldn't be right to end the series at this point. With many programmes around about the war, this one, is in some ways, more real and heartfelt. I defy anyone not to be enthralled by the scale of the set and production. The harrowing realism of some scenes will stay with you, long after the episode has ended. The BBC are quite rightly proud of the Original British Drama's they produce, and this is a fine example of one. With excellent performances from all cast members, especially new comers like Richard Rankin, this lovingly written series by Sarah Phelps has so much more to offer. Not just in terms of the characters, but highlighting an often forgotten and important area of our history!

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