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District Nurse, The (BBC Drama, Nerys Hughes, John Ogwen)

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District Nurse

Period drama series telling stories of District Nurse Megan Roberts (Nerys Hughes) in the south Wales valleys during the 1920’s and 1930’s. Megan Roberts was not just a District Nurse of the mining valleys of South Wales of course. Her role may have been medical but her caring way stretches across communities and prejudices of a tough land.

Seasons 1 and 2 episodes were 30 minutes duration with the third and final season moving to a fifty minute time slot.

Cast: NERYS HUGHES as Megan Roberts; JOHN OGWEN as David Price; MARGARET JOHN as Gwen Harris; PHILIP RAYMOND as Hugh Morris; RIO FANNING as Dr O’Casey; BETH MORRIS as Evalina Williams; FREDDIE JONES as Dr Emlyn Isaacs; GARETH POTTER as Bryn Morris; BETHAN JONES as Lily Thomas

Creators: Julia Smith, Tony Holland / Script Editors: Tony Holland (season 1), Barry Thomas (season 20 and Dwynwen Berry (season 3) / Music: David Mindel / Producers: Julia Smith, Brian Spiby

UK / BBC One (Wales) / 12×50 minute episodes 24×30 minute episodes / Broadcast 10 January 1984 – 24 May 1987