Episode 6

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Episode 6 of 6

Duration: 1 hour

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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Matron Grace Carter
Hermione Norris
Sister Joan Livesey
Suranne Jones
Kitty Trevelyan
Oona Chaplin
Lt Colonel Roland Brett
Kevin Doyle
Captain Thomas Gillan
Richard Rankin
Anton Erhlich
Stephan Luca
QMS Reggie Soper
Jeremy Swift
Flora Marshall
Alice St Clair
Rosalie Berwick
Marianne Oldham
Military Policeman
Anthony Gabriel
Colonel Charles Purbright
Adam James
Private Jimmy Foley
Billy Cook
Private Greville Parry
Paul Hilton
Corporal Peter Foley
Jack Gordon
Sister Margaret Quayle
Kerry Fox
Joss Porter
Captain Miles Hesketh-Thorne
Alex Wyndham
Simon Wilson
Ann Tricklebank
Thaddeus O'Sullivan
Sarah 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 interview: Kevin Doyle

Kevin Doyle

Kevin describes the difficulties for Roland of running a hospital.

Video: Set Tour

The Crimson Field

Production Designer Cristina Casali narrates a tour of the set.

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