If you love hospital shows, you might well enjoy this.
It's also a historical soap opera, but a very good one. Set
in World War I about British nurses on The Front. The
heroines are three new volunteer nurses. They know very
little and are thrown right into dealing with a lot of
horrible things, as well as having to impress the older,
more seasoned nurses and other staff.
It really examines gender issues of the time very well,
too. The young women didn't just volunteer to help out the
war effort, but they're also either running away from
problems at home or just trying to get out into a
Make sure you watch this one if you haven't been
following it already. It's as good as anything else on PBS;
better than most. Anyone who likes good dramas should enjoy;
those that like hospital shows, romances, or historical
shows should also love it.
Check it out!
In a tented field hospital on the coast of France, a
team of doctors, nurses and women volunteers work
together to heal the bodies and souls of men wounded in
the trenches. The hospital is a frontier: between the
battlefield and homefront, but also between the old
rules, hierarchies, class distinctions and a new way of
Kitty (Oona Chaplin), Rosalie (Marianne
Oldham) and Flora (Alice St Clair) arrive as the
hospital's first volunteer nurses and struggle to be
accepted by the established medical team. The girls are
flung head first into a world for which nothing and
nobody could have prepared them, but it is also an
opportunity to break free of the constraints and
limitations of their lives back home.
Sarah Phelps, one of British television's most
exciting and original writers, tells this story of World
War One's front line medics — their hopes, fears,
triumphs and tragedies.
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