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Episode 2

The Crimson Field Episode 2 of 6

The volunteers settle into life at the hospital but Kitty keeps herself at a distance and its clear to Grace that something is deeply troubling her. Despite this, Kitty throws herself into her work, helping new patients Major Crecy and Private Byeford. Crecy awakens from the brink of death but still badly wounded to find his troops have been decimated. As the world closes in around him he clings to his friendship with Byeford, but when his wife Adelinde visits he finds himself torn between the old life back home and a new one with his men.

Meanwhile, the hospital readies for a convoy of new patients. With resources stretched, Joan views it as a chance for the volunteers' skills to be put to good use but Margaret does not think they are ready. Will the girls live up to Joan's expectations?

Release date:

1 hour

Last on

Sun 13 Apr 2014 21:00


Role Contributor
Kitty TrevelyanOona Chaplin
Matron Grace CarterHermione Norris
Lt Col Roland BrettKevin Doyle
Pte Jackie ByefordTommy McDonnell
Pte George ShoemakerBradley John
Maj Edward CrecyRupert Graves
Captain Miles Hesketh-ThorneAlex Wyndham
Captain Thomas GillanRichard Rankin
Sister Joan LiveseySuranne Jones
Rosalie BerwickMarianne Oldham
Flora MarshallAlice St Clair
Noah ShoemakerFraser James
Adelinde CrecyJodhi May
Sister Margaret QuayleKerry Fox
Nurse Helen JesmondLucinda Raikes
Corporal Peter FoleyJack Gordon
QMS Reggie SoperJeremy Swift
Pte CooperAlex Blake
Rosalie's SoldierChristopher Leveaux
ProducerAnn Tricklebank
DirectorDavid Evans
WriterSarah Phelps

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Video interview: Creator

Sara Phelps

Sarah Phelps discusses the inspiration for The Crimson Field.

Video interview: Oona Chaplin

Oona Chaplin

Oona Chaplin discusses Kitty Trevelyan’s role in the hospital.

Video: Set Tour

The Crimson Field

Production Designer Cristina Casali narrates a tour of the set.

Video interview: Kevin Doyle

Kevin Doyle

Kevin describes the difficulties for Roland of running a hospital.