Bramwell

Season 1 Episode 1

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Aired Unknown May 22, 1995 on ITV
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The year is 1895, the place is London. Recently qualified doctor Eleanor Bramwell has an observational position in the East London Hospital, but faces resistance from the almost exclusively male medical profession, especially Sir Herbert Hamilton, the scalpel-happy head surgeon. As it happens, Sir Herbert has high hopes of securing funding for a new ward from Lady Cora Peters, who owns a property in Thrift Street. After agreeing to examine her friend, Lady Cora's sister-in-law Victoria Carstairs, who thinks she is pregnant, Eleanor makes a terrible discovery. The repercussions result in her banishment by Sir Herbert from the hospital, and it looks as if her only option will be to take private patients referred by her father. But Lady Cora is not the delicate flower Sir Herbert mistakes her for. She has seen Eleanor's success at saving the crushed foot of a labourer, Daniel Bently (and Sir Herbert's later erasure of this achievement), and is impressed as well by her efforts to save Victoria from Sir Herbert's knife.moreless

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  • Good start for a powerful series

    8.0
    I only caught the occasional episode of \'Bramwell\' when it was first shown, so was delighted to see that a satellite station in Britain is now repeating it from the start.

    I think the first episode is a fine beginning, establishing Eleanor (Jemma Redgrave) as a strong heroine right away and showing her dedication to medicine and women\'s rights. But it also shows her outspoken/headstrong nature and the way it can quickly get her into trouble, for instance when she agrees to examine her friend Vicky and tells her some devastating news instead of skating over it. Robert Hardy is also excellent as the smarmy surgeon Sir Herbert, all too ready to perform unnecessary surgery on supposedly \"hysterical\" women.

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Robert Hardy

Robert Hardy

Sir Herbert Hamilton

Guest Star

David Shelley

David Shelley

Caslow

Guest Star

Nicholas Jones

Nicholas Jones

Edward Carstairs

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Kevin McMonagle

Kevin McMonagle

Joe Marsham

Recurring Role

Michele Dotrice

Michele Dotrice

Lady Cora Peters

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Cliff Parisi

Cliff Parisi

Daniel Bentley

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