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The Crimson Field 

TV-PG | | Drama, War | TV Series (2014)
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During the First World War, Kitty Trevelyan tries to put the past troubles behind her as she joins two other girls to volunteer at one of the busy war hospitals in northern France.
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Series cast summary:
Hermione Norris ...  Matron Grace Carter 6 episodes, 2014
Oona Chaplin ...  Kitty Trevelyan 6 episodes, 2014
Richard Rankin ...  Capt Thomas Gillan 6 episodes, 2014
Marianne Oldham ...  Rosalie Berwick 6 episodes, 2014
Alice St. Clair ...  Flora Marshall 6 episodes, 2014
Kevin Doyle ...  Lt Col Roland Brett 6 episodes, 2014
Suranne Jones ...  Sister Joan Livesey 6 episodes, 2014
Alex Wyndham ...  Capt Miles Hesketh-Thorne 6 episodes, 2014
Jack Gordon ...  Cpl Peter Foley 6 episodes, 2014
Jeremy Swift ...  QMS Reggie Soper 6 episodes, 2014
Kerry Fox ...  Sister Margaret Quayle 5 episodes, 2014
Simon Wilson ...  Padre 3 episodes, 2014
Daniel Betts ...  Jaco Tillens 2 episodes, 2014
Abigail Eames ...  Mathilde Tillens 2 episodes, 2014
Stephan Luca Stephan Luca ...  Anton Erhlich 2 episodes, 2014
Adam James ...  Col Charles Purbright 2 episodes, 2014
Karl Davies ...  Cpl Lawrence Prentiss / ... 2 episodes, 2014
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During the First World War, Kitty Trevelyan tries to put the past troubles behind her as she joins two other girls to volunteer at one of the busy war hospitals in northern France.

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Drama | War

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Reggie Soper is addressed as 'sergeant' throughout the series, but wears the rank of a staff sergeant (three stripes and a crown, as opposed to the three stripes only of a sergeant) and should therefore be addressed (given that he is is the Royal Army Medical Corps) as 'staff'. Though, as he is in charge of the quartermaster stores, he would usually be addressed as 'Q'. See more »

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Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #19.70 (2014) See more »

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Refreshing look at the role of women in war

I posted a version of this review in episode 1 reviews but I have expanded it somewhat as it is also an accurate review of the series and all episodes I have watched thus far.

I thoroughly enjoyed the premiere episode of The Crimson Field as well as all subsequent episodes. I am on pins and needles waiting for the season finale to see how many plot points can be wrapped up yet still leave us wanting more. It is an intriguing and refreshing premise to watch a show focused mainly on how women cope with the realities of a front line field hospital in WWI. It is a period deserving of special attention during this centenary year. It is also a period that has become more familiar to general viewers through Downton Abbey(Season 2) and The Crimson Field almost seems a logical progression from some of the events exposed in that drama.

I have thoroughly enjoyed seeing the characters of The Crimson Field develop under the deft and expert writing of Sarah Phelps' scripts. The work of the directors, Richard Clark in particular with episodes 3&4, have shown a lot of finesse in crafting an hour of TV that tugs on your heartstrings and effortlessly draw you into the world and the struggles of the inhabitants living and working so close to the front lines.

The early promise in the performances of relative newcomers such as Oona Chaplin (Game of Thrones) and Richard Rankin has been more than fulfilled. There is one episode yet to go but I am already convinced that a second season is absolutely required. Viewers will not be ready to leave the world and characters so expertly portrayed after a single season.


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21 June 2015 (USA) See more »

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