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Episode 2

Casualty 1907 Episode 2 of 3

Historical Drama set in 1907 at the Royal London Hospital, based on the diaries of the Ethel Bennett. This episode takes place over a single night when all the lead characters are forced to confront their doubts and fears.

Probationer Ethel Bennett nurses injured docker Thomas Hooley, whose leg wounds are not healing. She clashes with ward sister Ada Russell, who is overwhelmed by the strain of running the ward, and her true feelings for fiance Dr Walton.

Leader of the Blind Beggar Gang, Nobby Clark, is hospitalised with cirrhosis of the liver, aged 15. Children are dying from an epidemic of diarrhoea and vomiting sweeping through the slums.

Chairman Sydney Holland calls an emergency meeting when the hospital runs out of funds and faces closure. Lord Rothschild arrives with news that plans for a Jewish hospital are going ahead, denying the Royal London vital funding.

1 hour

Last on

Thu 1 Oct 2009 20:00

Credits

Role Contributor
Matron Eva LuckesCherie Lunghi
Ada RussellSarah Smart
Dr Millais CulpinWilliam Houston
Ethel BennettCharity Wakefield
Sydney HollandNicholas Farrell
Hurry FenwickDavid Troughton
Dr LawesHywel Simons
Dr James WaltonTom Riley
Laura GoodleyLydia Leonard
Nobby ClarkAlfie Allen
ProducerBryn Higgins

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