Bodies

TV-Series | GB 2004 | 6x60'

  • Saturday, 02. July 2005 15:30 hrs

People make mistakes – but when doctors do, the consequences can be deadly. Young doctor Rob Lake is new to the team of a hospital’s maternity ward, where he soon witnesses the cover-up of a serious case of malpractice. Is he to risk his career for a clean conscience? Foregoing cheap pathos and rushes to judgement, British serial medical drama BODIES is setting new standards for its genre, staying close to reality in its depiction of the conflicts and ethical dilemmas doctors have to face up to every day. Jed Mercurio, author and producer of the series, did not have to do much research in the ailing English health system: he himself spent four years as a doctor in a hospital.

Directors
John Strickland, Richard Laxton, Jon East
Script
Jed Mercurio
Photography
Nick Dance
Editors
David Barrett, Crispin Green
Music
John Lunn
Sound
Helen Dickson, Martin Beresford
Production Design
Paul Laugier
Casting
Beverley Keogh
Principal Cast
Max Beesley, Patrick Baladi, Keith Allen, Neve McIntosh, Susan Lynch
Producer
Jed Mercurio
Executive Producers
Mark Redhead, Gareth Neame
Production
Hat Trick Productions for BBC

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First Broadcast: 10.11.2004, 21:00, BBC2, 1.7 mill.

Selected filmography Jed Mercurio

THE LEGEND OF TAMWORTH TWO (2004), THE GRIMLEYS (1999), INVASION: EARTH (1998), CARDIAC ARREST (1994)