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The Lady's Abscess

Episode 2 of 6

Caroline bags an invitation to meet Charles Dickens. William puts himself in an awkward position when he exaggerates how much of a fan he is.

Caroline bags an invitation to meet her hero, Charles Dickens. William finds himself in an awkward position when he exaggerates how much of a fan he is - he hasn't read a single page. An excruciating evening ensues when William escorts Caroline to a dinner party at
Dickens's house.

Meanwhile, John finds himself with a new protege when he takes an orphan under his wing, and Robert meets his match when a forthright, uppity young volunteer called Florence Nightingale arrives at the hospital and starts interfering in his work. With Dr Hendrick keen to curry favour with Nightingale, and her influential family, Robert has to work out how to get rid of her.

30 minutes

Last on

Wed 8 Aug 2018 23:45

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Credits

Role Contributor
Condemned Man Matt Harrop
William Mathew Baynton
John Tom Basden
Robert Rory Kinnear
Landlord Geoff McGivern
Caroline Lydia Leonard
Florence Nightingale Milly Thomas
Dr Hendrick Rupert Everett
Ollie Austin Taylor
Lady Neilson-Toy Elizabeth Counsell
Mr Bradbury Robin Hooper
Dickens Andrew Scott
Roberts Staff Michael Mears
Director Andy De Emmony
Producer Imogen Cooper
Executive Producer James Wood
Editor Robin Peters
Stunt coordinator Gary Arthurs
Composer Ian Arber
Writer James Wood
Executive Producer Justin Davies
Production Company Lucky Giant

Broadcasts

  • Tue 22 Aug 2017 22:00
  • Thu 26 Jul 2018 22:00
  • Thu 26 Jul 2018 23:45
  • Wed 8 Aug 2018 23:45

Cast and Characters

Cast and Characters

Meet the best, boldest and bawdiest brains of Victorian Britain.