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More historical medical crises ... Casualty 1907 comes to BBC One


Cherie Lunghi (EastEnders) and Sarah Smart (Five Days) lead the cast in Casualty 1907, a new three-part series on BBC One this autumn.

 

Following the popular Casualty 1906 (December 2006, BBC One) this new series again plunges viewers into the various medical crises in London's East End 100 years ago.

 

Each one-hour episode of Casualty 1907 uses case notes, ward reports, autopsy records and diaries to bring actual doctors, nurses and patients at The Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel, vividly back to life.

 

The series captures a world in which life expectancy is just 45, and where one in seven children die by the age of five. Streets are teeming with trouble. Gangland rivalry is rife and fears about terrorism and security are on the increase. Yet, despite the extreme hardship, resilience in the community is remarkable and their fighting spirit shines through.

 

Casualty 1907 is a Stone City Film production for BBC One and also stars Charity Wakefield (Sense And Sensibility, Rapunzel), William Houston (North And South), Tom Riley (Miss Marple), David Troughton (Midsomer Murders) and up coming star Alfie Allen.

 

The series was commissioned by Martin Davidson (Acting Commissioner, Specialist Factual).

 

Bryn Higgins is the Series Producer (Stone City Film).

 

LK

 

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Category: TV Drama; Factual & Arts TV; BBC One
Date: 03.08.2007
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