Welcome to The Citadel guide at TV.Com. This ten part classic BBC drama was based on an adaptation of A J Cronin's classic novel that was first published in 1937. It charts the successes and frustrations of Andrew Manson, an idealistic, newly qualified doctor, as he settles into his first post in the Welsh mining valleys in the 1920s. He is shocked by the antiquated and inadequate medical care in the poverty stricken area and frequently comes in to conflict with those around him as he struggles to improve the conditions. Ben Cross (Chariots Of Fire) plays Manson while Clare Higgins stars as Christine Barlow, the local school teacher and Manson's stalwart supporter.