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The Royal 

Set in the 1960s, this British medical drama follows the staff and patients of St Aidan's Royal Free Hospital.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Robert Daws ...  Dr. Gordon Ormerod / ... 87 episodes, 2003-2011
Linda Armstrong ...  Sister Brigid / ... 87 episodes, 2003-2011
Amy Robbins Amy Robbins ...  Dr. Jill Weatherill / ... 87 episodes, 2003-2011
Denis Lill Denis Lill ...  Mr. Rose 87 episodes, 2003-2011
Wendy Craig ...  Matron 87 episodes, 2003-2011
Michelle Hardwick ...  Lizzie Hopkirk / ... 87 episodes, 2003-2011
Andy Wear Andy Wear ...  Alun Morris 87 episodes, 2003-2011
Michael Starke ...  Kenneth 'Ken' Hopkirk / ... 63 episodes, 2003-2008
Paul Fox ...  Dr. Jeffrey 'Jeff' Goodwin / ... 43 episodes, 2003-2007
Zoie Kennedy Zoie Kennedy ...  Staff Nurse Meryl Taylor 40 episodes, 2003-2006
Scott Taylor Scott Taylor ...  Frankie Robinson / ... 38 episodes, 2004-2008
Natalie Anderson ...  Stella Davenport / ... 36 episodes, 2005-2008
John Axon 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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Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 September 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kyläsairaala See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(39 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

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

Series 3 Episode 5 "Poison" Dr Ormerod says goodnight to Sister Brigid, then walks out of the door from Casualty to the Ambulance Bay. As he approaches the door, his coat is unbuttoned, but when he reaches the other side of the door it is completely done up. See more »

Quotes

Lizzie Kennoway: You know what, Alun? A woman needs a fish like a man needs a bicycle.
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Connections

Spun-off from Heartbeat (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Somebody Help Me
(Theme song)
Performed by Michael Starke
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Interesting and absorbing medical drama

This series centers on a small community hospital in northern England during the so-called "swinging" 60's. There are a number of fascinating characters especially Matron, head of nursing, Mr. Rose, consulting surgeon and the two main physicians, Doctors Ormerud and Wetherill. Unlike Gray's Anatomy the plots have as much to do with the practice of medicine as the personal lives of the characters. For the most part the drama is not sensational, but thoughtful and gentle. If you want some respite from the barrage of violence, gore and bedroom antics of most other television fare, you should enjoy The Royal.


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