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Episode 4

The Crimson Field Episode 4 of 6

The staff gather at a funeral for some of the patients, and Joan is in agony not knowing whether her fiance is alive or dead. It would be so dangerous if anyone knew her connection to the enemy, but Rosalie has previously seen the ring and now she watches Joan intently. Is the truth about to come to light?

Joan's spirits are lifted by the arrival of thirteen Tommies from her home town of Liverpool - known as the Lucky 13. Joan has a fondness for these men, whose united spirit has given them a belief that if they all stick together, none of them will die. But when she discovers that one is much sicker than thought, she finds herself the victim of blackmail.

Elsewhere, Thomas seizes his opportunity to pursue Kitty, but when she gets a shocking summons to meet with a mysterious figure from home it is Miles who comes to her aid. Will Kitty face up to her past, and where will that leave her budding romance with Thomas? And the return of an old patient causes ripples between Roland, Grace and Margaret. Loyalties are called into question, but who will come out on top?

Release date:

1 hour

Last on

Sun 27 Apr 2014 21:00


Role Contributor
Kitty TrevelyanOona Chaplin
Matron Grace CarterHermione Norris
Elliot VincentSamuel West
Sister Joan LiveseySuranne Jones
PadreSimon Wilson
Lt Colonel Roland BrettKevin Doyle
Corporal Peter FoleyJack Gordon
Captain Miles Hesketh-ThorneAlex Wyndham
Captain Thomas GillanRichard Rankin
Rosalie BerwickMarianne Oldham
Flora MarshallAlice St Clair
QMS Reggie SoperJeremy Swift
Private Wilfred 'Dad' TyrellLee Ingleby
Private Raymond DeeleyDavid Walmsley
Private Charlie DawlishDan Parr
Lucky 13sSam Benjamin
Lucky 13sNicholas Deacon
Lucky 13sJay Johnson
Lucky 13sChris Pybus
Sister Margaret QuayleKerry Fox
Captain OsbertonGeoffrey Kirkness
Lance Corporal Lawrence PrentissKarl Davies
ProducerAnn Tricklebank
DirectorRichard Clark
WriterSarah Phelps

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New perspectives on the war that changed everything.

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.