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



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