How the NHS inspired 60 years of heart-stopping TV drama

04 July 2018 – Guardian

The shows tend to be robust veterans of the schedules. BBC One has three: Casualty is 32 years old, Holby City 19 and Doctors 18. The runs of that trio alone almost match the NHS’s 70 years.

Documentaries about doctors are equally long-lived: 24 Hours in A & E, is currently in its 15th run, while a previous fly-on-the-ward documentary, Jimmy’s, filmed at St James’s Hospital in Leeds, spanned 12 series.


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