Nerys Hughes (The Liver Birds) stars as District Nurse Megan Roberts in this hit BBC drama series now available on DVD for the very first time. In the 1920s, District Nurse Megan Roberts is assigned to a poor Welsh mining village where life has hardly changed since Victorian times. Educated and an outsider, the is treated with deep suspicion by many of the locals. Life in the village is cruel, harsh and deprived. The population are mired in poverty and their only solace is to be found in drink or religion. As the strong-willed Megan fights to bring what comfort she can, she also finds herself battling against powerful farmers, local officials and mine owners who care nothing about the villagers' welfare. Things come to a head when a contaminated local water supply threatens an epidemic and cost-cutting at the old drift mine has tragic consequences for the safety of the miners... For her portrayal of Megan Roberts, Nerys Hughes won the prestigious Variety Club Television Actress of the Year Award.