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Casualty 1906 (BBC Drama, Sarah Smart, Cherie Lunghi)



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Casualty 1906 was initially a one off drama showing what life would have been like for the staff and patients of a busy London hospital in the year 1906.

The following year saw a three part series, it was renamed Casualty 1907 to reflect the extra passing of time. Each one-hour episode of Casualty 1907 uses case notes, ward reports, autopsy records and diaries to bring actual doctors, nurses and patients at The Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel, vividly back to life.

The series captures a world in which life expectancy is just 45, and where one in seven children die by the age of five. Streets are teeming with trouble. Gangland rivalry is rife and fears about terrorism and security are on the increase. Yet, despite the extreme hardship, resilience in the community is remarkable and their fighting spirit shines through.

2009 also saw a full six part series with the title changed to Casualty 1909.

Casualty 1906 Cast: Sarah Smart (Nurse Ada Russell), Cherie Lunghi (Eva Luckes), Tom Riley (Doctor James Walton), Jason Watkins (Ernest Wilson), Nicholas Farrell (Sydney Holland), David Troughton (Hurry Fenwick), Paul Brightwell (Mr Hills), Nigel Cooke (Doctor Burgess), Dorothy Duffy (Nurse Rafferty), Tim Baker (Begging Boy), Bella Emberg (Mrs Hard Up), Ronnie Fox (Policeman), Fiona Gillies (Minnie Piatkov), Colin Heber-Percy (Gould), Rebecca Johnson (Sister Spencer), Hattie Ladbury (Miss Kenneally), Elliot Levey (Abe Goldman), John Maude (Sailor), Tamzin Merchant (Probationer Eastwood), Cathy Murphy (Mrs Sarah Hills), Connor Quilty (Teddy), Hywel Simons (Doctor Lawes), Katie Ventress (Nurse Mary Green), Lyall B. Watson (Hard Up), Antonia Whillans (Polly)

Casualty 1907 Cast: Nicholas Farrell (Sydney Holland), Alfie Allen (Nobby Clark), William Houston (Doctor Millais Culpin), Cherie Lunghi (Matron Eva Luckes), Neil Fitzmaurice (Thomas Hooley), Will Keen (Doctor James Sequeira), Dominic Jephcott (Bedford Fenwick), Lydia Leonard (Laura Goodley), Sarah Smart (Ada Russell), Andrew Readman (Mr Morris), Daniel Lusardi (Oliver Blaine), Hywel Simons (Doctor Lawes), Charity Wakefield (Ethel Bennett), Youkti Patel (Corisande Veveers), David Troughton (Hurry Fenwick)

Casualty 1909 Cast: Cherie Lunghi (Eva Luckes), Sarah Smart (Ada Russell), William Houston (Millais Culpin), Charity Wakefield (Ethel Bennett), Nicholas Farrell (Sydney Holland), Tom Hughes (Harry Ingrams)

Writers: Colin Heber-Percy, Lyall B. Watson / Executive Producers: Christopher Moll, Mark Bell, Clare Duggan, Bryn Higgins

UK / BBC One – Stone City – Northwest Vision / 10×60 minute episodes / Broadcast 3 December 2006 (1906), 30 March – 13 April 2008 (1907), 14 June – 19 July 2009 (1909)