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Casualty 1909
Casualty 1909 title.png
Casualty 1909 title sequence
Genre Drama
Directed by Bryn Higgins
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of episodes 6
Production
Producer(s) Bryn Higgins
Running time 58 Minutes
Production company(s) Stone City Films
Broadcast
Original channel BBC One
BBC HD
Original run 14 June 2009 – 19 July 2009
Chronology
Preceded by Casualty 1907

Casualty 1909 is a British hospital drama television programme, broadcast by the BBC.

It plunges the viewer into the Receiving Room - a similar concept to today's Accident and Emergency - of The London Hospital deep in the teeming East End. The drama is shot with the pace and action of its modern day counterpart and namesake, Casualty, but every case and character is based on cases, characters and events taken from the actual hospital records, nurse's Ward Diaries and intimate memoirs. Casualty 1909, like its preceding series, is an unbroken experience of life with pioneering doctors and nurses a hundred years ago among the desperately poor.

It was preceded by a single episode of Casualty 1906, and Casualty 1907, which ran for three episodes. Casualty 1909 was extended to 6 episodes.[1]

Contents

Episodes

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Episode One

Revolution grips the East End as an explosion brings fears of a bomb, and Ethel Bennett and Dr Millais Culpin struggle to control the angry victims. When detectives arrive, Matron Luckes and Chairman Sydney Holland fear the hospital is in danger of becoming an extension of Scotland Yard. Meanwhile, Sister Ada Russell battles with irascible star surgeon Mr Henry Dean, whose addiction to cocaine is an open secret. And ambitious young Dr Ingrams faces catastrophe in the operating theatre.[2]

Episode Two

A scandal brews as Nurse Goodley suspects that Mr Dean is ignoring the terrible side-effects of a new anaesthetic, and battles internally as whether she should risk everything and turn whistleblower. Sister Ada Russell copes with her first day in reception following reassignment. Nurse Bennett fears that her secret alliance with Dr Culpin has been discovered when Matron Luckes sends her into private nursing.[3]

Episode Three

The strain of being 'married to the hospital' takes its toll on Sister Ada Russell, as she nears collapse. On one of the London's Jewish wards, Nurse Goodley finds herself increasingly drawn to the charismatic radical Saul Landau - but Saul has a life-threatening illness.[4]

Episode Four

Sister Russell discovers the secret of probationer Nellie Bowers when she catches her sneaking out to see a mysterious young man. The London admits a woman brought in wearing pauper's clothes yet with silk underwear underneath. Meanwhile, the brilliant pioneer Dr Henry Head commits to performing a dangerous experiment on himself.[5]

Episode Five

Dr Culpin is powerless to help when Ethel Bennett rushes to her dying brother in a naval hospital. Star surgeon Mr Dean faces destruction through his cocaine addiction. Sister Russell breaks the strict rules of Matron Luckes when she sneaks out of the London to help a young mother.[6]

Episode Six

All the secrets burst open, as Matron Luckes clashes with Sister Russell for leaving the London to help a family in the slums, while Dr Culpin clashes with Bennett for giving up studying to be a doctor. Mr Dean, supposedly clean, returns to work in the Operating Theatre. In the dead of night a sweatshop catches fire, bringing in scores of injured children, and the staff struggle to avert tragedy.[7]

Broadcast

Casualty 1909 was broadcast on Sunday nights through June and July 2009 at 9pm on BBC One and - a first for the Casualty 1900s series - BBC HD.

Episode Broadcast date Channels Viewer avg. Share Refs
One 14 June 2009 BBC One & BBC HD 3.5 million 16% [2][8]
Two 21 June 2009 BBC One & BBC HD 3.1 million 13% [3][9]
Three 28 June 2009 BBC One & BBC HD 3.1 million 13% [4][10]
Four 5 July 2009 BBC One & BBC HD 3.3 million 14% [5][11]
Five 12 July 2009 BBC One & BBC HD 2.9 million 12% [6][12]
Six 19 July 2009 BBC One & BBC HD 3.3 million 15% [7][13]

DVD Release

The complete Casualty 1900s series has been released on Region 2 DVD in the UK. The DVD comprises Casualty 1906, Casualty 1907 and Casualty 1909.

Cast

Main Characters

Supporting Characters

References

  1. ^ "BBC One to screen 'Casualty 1909'". Digital Spy. http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/tv/a150649/bbc-one-to-screen-casualty-1909.html. Retrieved 21 June 2009.  
  2. ^ a b "Episode One 'Casualty 1909'". BBC. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00lb1vj. Retrieved 21 June 2009.  
  3. ^ a b "Episode Two 'Casualty 1909'". BBC. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00lbtgn. Retrieved 21 June 2009.  
  4. ^ a b "Episode Three 'Casualty 1909'". BBC. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00ldhcm. Retrieved 13 July 2009.  
  5. ^ a b "Episode Four 'Casualty 1909'". BBC. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00lllty. Retrieved 13 July 2009.  
  6. ^ a b "Episode Five 'Casualty 1909'". BBC. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00lpkn9. Retrieved 13 July 2009.  
  7. ^ a b "Episode Six 'Casualty 1909'". BBC. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00lsymm. Retrieved 13 July 2009.  
  8. ^ "Week ending 14th of June TV ratings: Sunday". The Guardian. http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2009/jun/15/tv-ratings-cricket-andy-murray. Retrieved 13 July 2009.  
  9. ^ "Week ending 21st of June TV ratings: Sunday". The Guardian. http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2009/jun/22/top-gear-tv-ratings. Retrieved 13 July 2009.  
  10. ^ "Week ending 28th of June TV ratings: Sunday". The Guardian. http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2009/jun/29/blur-glastonbury-tv-ratings. Retrieved 13 July 2009.  
  11. ^ "Week ending 5th of July TV ratings: Sunday". The Guardian. http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2009/jul/06/roger-federer-wimbledon-ratings. Retrieved 13 July 2009.  
  12. ^ "Week ending 12th of July TV ratings: Sunday". The Guardian. http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2009/jul/13/stephen-fry-kingdom-tv-ratings. Retrieved 14 July 2009.  
  13. ^ "Week ending 19th of July TV ratings: Sunday". The Guardian. http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2009/jul/20/taggart-tv-ratings. Retrieved 30 July 2009.  

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