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Episode 4

Episode 4 of 6

A band of patients known as the Lucky 13 lift spirits in the hospital but one holds a secret which could threaten their safety. The return of a patient spells trouble for Margaret.

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?

1 hour

Last on

Sun 27 Apr 2014 21:00

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • Giacomo Puccini

    Un Bel Di

Credits

Role Contributor
Kitty Trevelyan Oona Chaplin
Matron Grace Carter Hermione Norris
Elliot Vincent Samuel West
Sister Joan Livesey Suranne Jones
Padre Simon Wilson
Lt Colonel Roland Brett Kevin Doyle
Corporal Peter Foley Jack Gordon
Captain Miles Hesketh-Thorne Alex Wyndham
Captain Thomas Gillan Richard Rankin
Rosalie Berwick Marianne Oldham
Flora Marshall Alice St Clair
QMS Reggie Soper Jeremy Swift
Private Wilfred 'Dad' Tyrell Lee Ingleby
Private Raymond Deeley David Walmsley
Private Charlie Dawlish Dan Parr
Lucky 13s Sam Benjamin
Lucky 13s Nicholas Deacon
Lucky 13s Jay Johnson
Lucky 13s Chris Pybus
Sister Margaret Quayle Kerry Fox
Captain Osberton Geoffrey Kirkness
Lance Corporal Lawrence Prentiss Karl Davies
Producer Ann Tricklebank
Director Richard Clark
Writer Sarah Phelps

Broadcast

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Video interview: Creator

Video interview: Creator

Sarah Phelps discusses the inspiration for The Crimson Field.

Video interview: Oona Chaplin

Video interview: Oona Chaplin

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

Video interview: Kevin Doyle

Video interview: Kevin Doyle

Kevin describes the difficulties for Roland of running a hospital.

Video: Set Tour

Video: Set Tour

Production Designer Cristina Casali narrates a tour of the set.