New drama for BBC One – The Crimson Field

Sarah Phelps’s gripping new drama presents one of the Great War’s untold stories. In a tented field hospital on the coast of France, a team of doctors, nurses and women volunteers work together to heal the bodies and souls of men wounded in the trenches. The hospital is a frontier: between the battlefield and home …

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Writer and creator Sarah Phelps on The Crimson Field

How did The Crimson Field come about? All of this came about because we were filming Great Expectations which I’d adapted, and Anne Pivcevic (executive producer) and Sarah Barton said ‘we want to talk to you about a book’ – and I said ‘great.’ And the book was The Roses Of No Man’s Land by …

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Hermione Norris plays Matron Grace Carter.

How did you initially become involved with The Crimson Field? I read Sarah Phelps’s script which was amazing – it’s probably the best script I’ve read in years. It’s just beautifully crafted, beautiful characters, and I really wanted to be a part of it. Can you tell me a little bit about what The Crimson …

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Kevin Doyle plays Lieutenant-Colonel Roland Brett

I’m playing Roland Brett, who is Lieutenant-Colonel and he is the Commanding Officer of the hospital, which we imagine to be one of several hospitals along the north-west French coast. There was a chain of them. They are called base hospitals, and they’re set back from the Front about 50 miles. If a casualty was …

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