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Episode 7

Episode 7 of 8

Trixie helps a blind mother, Marion, care for her new baby, but trouble starts when Marion’s sister calls Social Services to intervene.

Dr Kevin McNulty performs his final supervision under Dr Turner but begins to show signs of strain as his shoulder injury flares up, and he secretly takes pethidine for the pain when he's alone in his office. Soon after, full of confidence, Kevin ambitiously tries to deliver a baby on his own. Sister Frances arrives just in time to see that Kevin's decision has put mother and baby in danger.

Trixie helps to prepare a blind mother, Marion, to care for her new baby, but Marion's sister, Beryl, calls Social Services to intervene. Beryl feels very strongly that Marion's blindness will prevent her from caring properly for her baby, even with the support of her husband Stewart. Once the baby is born, it's clear that Marion cannot cope without outside help. Trixie hopes she can find a way for Marion and Stewart to keep their baby.

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58 minutes

Audio described

Music Played

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

  • 00:45

    The Fortunes

    You've Got Your Troubles

  • 00:57


    Broken Angel

  • 00:59

    James Horner, London Symphony Orchestra

    For The Love of A Princess


Role Contributor
Sister Julienne Jenny Agutter
Nurse Phyllis Crane Linda Bassett
Dr Patrick Turner Stephen McGann
Dr Kevin McNulty Lee Armstrong
Violet Buckle Annabelle Apsion
Fred Buckle Cliff Parisi
Nurse Trixie Franklin Helen George
Yvonne Smith Sophie Melville
Voice of Jennifer Worth Vanessa Redgrave
Writer Andrea Gibb
Director Syd Macartney
Producer Ann Tricklebank
Production Company Neal Street Productions