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Episode 3

The Crimson Field Episode 3 of 6

Thomas wrestles with a growing attraction to Kitty, and while he may not be making much headway with her, he is having more success on the wards with a pioneering wound irrigation system. His test subject is doing well but a fellow surgeon of the old school, Major Yelland, is dismissive of Thomas's techniques and seems determined to bully him. Will Miles be able to placate his increasingly riled friend?

Elsewhere, a terrified patient faces court martial. There is little anyone can do and yet his presence unnerves the staff and patients, a constant reminder of the perils of overstepping the rules. This warning is particularly pertinent for some, as a proud Irish NCO faces rebellion from his young protege and Joan unearths a dark secret from one of her patients.

1 hour

Last on

Sun 20 Apr 2014 21:00


Role Contributor
Kitty TrevelyanOona Chaplin
Sister Joan LiveseySuranne Jones
Matron Grace CarterHermione Norris
Lt Colonel Roland BrettKevin Doyle
Captain Thomas GillanRichard Rankin
Major Gerard YellandNicholas Burns
Private Albert NichollsPhil Cheadle
Sergeant Aloysius McCaffertyLorcan Cranitch
Lance Corporal Enda PeacheKerr Logan
Rosalie BerwickMarianne Oldham
Sister Margaret QuayleKerry Fox
Flora MarshallAlice St Clair
Captain Miles Hesketh ThorneAlex Wyndham
Jaco TillensDaniel Betts
Mathilde TillensAbigail Eames
Corporal Peter FoleyJack Gordon
Corporal Bryce WingfieldJamie Ballard
Private Bernard MostynJack Parry-Jones
QMS Reggie SoperJeremy Swift
PadreNicholas Asbury
ProducerAnn Tricklebank
DirectorRichard Clark
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.