Perhaps my personal favorite thread of the series is the one that explores the ingenuity, hard work, and personal sacrifices of the hospital's understaffed nursing departments facing not only the crises of patients out of east end London's poverty and social turmoils but severe restrictions placed on their members' own personal, but not very private, lives. Nobby Clark, leader of the violent Blind Beggar Gang, is hospitalised with alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver, aged just 15. I love the concept, especially at the end where you find out what happened to the people concerned. Queen Alexandra visits with her sister the dowager empress of Russia to see the hospital. Read about our approach to external linking. With the hospital facing imminent financial collapse, chairman Sydney Holland launches an inspired campaign to raise money. While I know some of the history of things back then, I think the cast and production of this series has done the period and the profession justice. Reviewed in the United States on July 17, 2016. Great BBC Series About a London Hospital in the Early 1900s, Reviewed in the United States on April 15, 2015. Themes of funding crises, terrorist threats, medical advances, and deadly infections still resonate today, but in many ways this is a shocking and foreign world, in which relationships were not permitted between staff and some treatments seem fascinatingly remote. The strain of being 'married to the hospital' takes its toll on Sister Ada Russell, as she nears collapse. To watch in your location In 1906 London, the casualty room of the London Hospital deals with a wide variety Format Prime Video streaming online video Islington council. Jade meets her birth mother and finally uncovers the truth behind her past. I would recommend it to anyone who likes period drama, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 13 October 2014. The cost of building the modern city is revealed when workers on the new Rotherhithe Tunnel are admitted with agonising diver's bends. The drama is shot with the pace and action of its modern day counterpart and namesake, Casualty, but every case and character is true. With Tim Baker, Paul Brightwell, Nigel Cooke, Dorothy Duffy. As a charity hospital, they refuse no one and are also located in the East End where the working poor are in the majority. Select the department you want to search in. Its story lines grow out of actual logs, registers, diaries, and memoirs of the time. She clashes with ward sister Ada Russell, who is overwhelmed by the strain of running of a large, busy ward and worried about her true feelings for her fiance. With Cherie Lunghi, Sarah Smart, William Houston, Nicholas Farrell. True excellence. Directed by Bryn Higgins. 43/46 Rash is forced to intervene as disaster strikes the ED and the team are thrown into chaos. 1 decade ago. Watch London Hospital Online: Watch full length episodes, video clips, highlights and more. The series did capture something of the atmosphere...Matron Eva Luckes was depicted much prettier thanrevealed in the many survivng pictures of the real lady and that's a good thing! David struggles to manage his bipolar symptoms as his past comes back to haunt him. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Well, I really like the series. Fenisha pushes Jan too far, Jade confronts her past, and Jacob makes an unexpected friend. There's a problem loading this menu at the moment. Available to watch; 1. 01 January 2006. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 11 June 2017. Video availability outside of United Kingdom varies. The hospital is using a radical new technique, ultra-violet light, to treat skin disease caused by unsanitary living conditions in the East End. Charlie inadvertently gets caught up in a hostage situation at the ED. I enjoy SO many BBC shows and as usual this show did not disappoint! Very good viewing. In 1906 London, the casualty room of the London Hospital deals with a wide variety of cases. Audio Languages. All the secrets burst open, as Matron Luckes clashes with Sister Russell for leaving the London to help a family in the slums, while Dr Culpin clashes with Bennett for giving up studying to be a doctor. Mr Dean, supposedly clean, returns to work in the Operating Theatre. The hospital is using a radical new technique, ultra-violet light, to treat skin disease caused by unsanitary living conditions in the East End. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020,, Inc. or its affiliates. It is a bit of a soap opera, a bit of a documentary, a dramatization, and quite interesting to me to see how nurses worked and were treated back at the turn of the last century (early 1900's). As a medical student and later a resident in the hallowed halls of the old London I remember every nook and cranny and none nook had changed much from the early years of the century to the post war era. Both the Hospital and Midwife series try to balance the pathos of heavy subject matter with any bits of humor and optimism that helped the ones the production portrays get through their days. ... can watch it as many times as I want fantastic quality recorded to buy, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 24 January 2015. March 12, 2006. It does star one of the great charities and proud teaching medicalinstitutions.