Rent Emergency Ward 10: Vol.1 (1957)

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Synopsis:
Pre-dating television favourites 'Casualty' and 'Holby City' by decades, 'Emergency Ward 10' was Britain's first medical soap opera. Initially thought of (much like Coronation Street) as a filler programme, the twice-weekly serial rapidly became a favourite with the nation's viewing public. Between 1957 and 1967 it regularly pulled in audiences in excess of 15 million and spawned two spin-off programmes and a feature-film adaptation. Set in the fictitious Oxbridge General Hospital, 'Emergency Ward 10' concentrated as much on the private lives of the staff as it did on their jobs, setting the template for today's modern medical soaps.
It also introduced the viewers to medical procedures, earning praise from the British Medical Council for helping to allay the public's fears of hospitals. High in dramatic content, the series had a low mortality rate (patient deaths were strictly limited to five per year) and made stars out of the doctors, nurses and indeed patients who walked the wards. This series, in common with many from the 1950's and '60's, no longer exists in its entirety, so included in this set are 24 of the earliest surviving episodes from 1959 and 1960.
Actors:
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Directors:
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Producers:
Antony Kearey, Hugh Rennie
Voiced By:
Robert McDermott
Creators:
Tessa Diamond
Writers:
Tessa Diamond, Jean Scott Rogers, Rachel Grieve, Michael Ashe, Diana Morgan
Studio:
Network
Genres:
British TV, TV Classics, TV Dramas, TV Medical, TV Soaps
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
31/03/2008
Run Time:
600 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
None
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • Merchandise Image Gallery
Disc 1:
This disc includes the following episodes:
- 30 June 1959
- 24 July 1959
- 28 July 1959
- 14 August 1959
- 18 August 1959
- 21 August 1959
Disc 2:
This disc includes the following episodes:
- 25 August 1959
- 1 September 1959
- 4 September 1959
- 11 September 1959
- 15 September 1959
- 18 September 1959
Disc 3:
This disc includes the following episodes:
- 25 October 1960
- 28 October 1960
- 1 November 1960
- 4 November 1960
- 8 November 1960
- 11 November 1960
Disc 4:
This disc includes the following episodes:
- 18 November 1960
- 22 November 1960
- 25 November 1960
- 2 December 1960
- 6 December 1960
- 13 December 1960
- Special Features

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