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Episode 6

The Crimson Field Episode 6 of 6

Joan is hauled up on a charge of aiding the enemy and faces a possible lifetime in prison. She is desperate to protect Anton so tries to deflect the questions, even as Purbright arrives to drive them home harder. Meanwhile, the hospital is awash with the news of Joan's treachery and Roland is directly in the firing line, accused of letting the rules slide and bringing the RAMC into disrepute. His position rests on a knife edge as old enemies close in.

Kitty's wracked with guilt that she knew about Joan but didn't stop her, and she fears for her own position. She is desperate for someone to trust, but will it be Thomas or Miles that she turns to?

Elsewhere, Flora discovers Peter's brother, Jimmy, on one of the wards and happily reunites the siblings, but when it becomes clear that Jimmy is too fragile for war Peter has a difficult decision to make. Rosalie too is feeling conflicted, unsure how to deal with her discovery of Kitty's divorce. Her instinct is to condemn, but the world is changing. Could one patient in particular hold the key to her liberation?

Joan's actions send ripples through the hospital. As night falls some rules will be broken and others upheld. As the war machine grinds on, faith, hope and love are put to the test.

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Sun 11 May 2014 21:00

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Role Contributor
Matron Grace CarterHermione Norris
Sister Joan LiveseySuranne Jones
Kitty TrevelyanOona Chaplin
Lt Colonel Roland BrettKevin Doyle
Captain Thomas GillanRichard Rankin
Anton ErhlichStephan Luca
QMS Reggie SoperJeremy Swift
Flora MarshallAlice St Clair
Rosalie BerwickMarianne Oldham
Military PolicemanAnthony Gabriel
Colonel Charles PurbrightAdam James
Private Jimmy FoleyBilly Cook
Private Greville ParryPaul Hilton
Corporal Peter FoleyJack Gordon
Sister Margaret QuayleKerry Fox
ChinneryJoss Porter
Captain Miles Hesketh-ThorneAlex Wyndham
PadreSimon Wilson
ProducerAnn Tricklebank
DirectorThaddeus O'Sullivan
WriterSarah Phelps

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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.

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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.