The Royal

Sunday, 5 June 2011, 7:00PM – 8:00PM

Set against the colourful tapestry of the swinging sixties, The Royal returns with nine brand new episodes. 

Regular cast members Robert Daws, Amy Robbins, Linda Armstrong, Michelle Hardwick, Glynis Barber, Gareth Hale and Wendy Craig return to their roles, alongside some new and exciting characters that will no doubt bring their fair share of conflict and jeopardy to St Aidan’s Royal Free Hospital. 

Episode 4: 

The series opens with Mr Middleditch (Ian Carmichael) who has come in to St Aidan’s hospital, accompanied by his wife, for a routine operation. Noticing that Mrs Middleditch (Susan Hampshire) looks unwell, the hospital decides to give her a blood transfusion. Distracted by the attentions of a rich divorced playboy, who has promised to marry her, Susie Dixon (Sarah Beck Mather) administers the wrong blood, which later results in serious consequences for both her and the patient. Dr Weatherill (Amy Robbins) manages to save Mrs Middleditch’s life, although it’s touch and go for a time.

Dr Ormerod (Robert Daws) is called out by the coastguard to rescue a grieving widow who has got into difficulty on her yacht. Dr Ormerod uncovers some family secrets and persuades his patient that she does have a future to look forward to. 

A rag and bone man is collecting some scrap from Jack (Gareth Hale) and Alun (Andy Wear) but is trampled by his horse and admitted to the Royal for surgery. Jack and Alun are left to look after the horse, with comic consequences…

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