Breathtaking


Episode:
1 of 3
Transmission (TX):
TX confirmed:
Yes
Time:
9:00pm ~ 10:00pm
Week:

Week 08 2024 : Sat 17 Feb - Fri 23 Feb

Channel:
ITV1
Published:
Wed 07 Feb 2024

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Breathtaking

New three-part drama following NHS medics during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Weeks before the UK’s first national lockdown, acute medicine consultant Dr Abbey Henderson and her team struggle with the first wave of Covid-19 patients. Running out of PPE, staff, and beds, Abbey is forced to make difficult healthcare decisions as her colleagues begin to be infected with Covid-19. When lockdown is finally imposed, the pandemic stretches Abbey and the team to their limits  as they confront government policy in relation to care home discharges and inadequate PPE.

They try their best to save patients but are forced to endure the trauma of loss and tragedy caused by Covid-19. As winter arrives, a new wave hits the hospital, this time with Covid-19 deniers surfacing too, which causes the team to reach their breaking point. Scarred and enraged, Abbey cannot maintain her silence any longer and decides to risk everything by speaking out.  

Episode 1

Moving three-part drama series pays tribute to sacrifices made by NHS staff during the Covid-19 pandemic, revealing the reality of hospital life in the face of momentous challenges.

Cast:

Dr Abbey Henderson – JOANNE FROGGATT
Fit Tester – AMBER MULDOON
Dr Ant Vyas – BHAV JOSHI
Emma Mutamba Irungu – DONNA BANYA
Archie Williams – JOSEPH CHARLES
Dr Joanne Alba – STEPHANIE STREET
Dr Neil Westland – THOM PETTY
Chantelle Gregory – NAOMI DENNY
Dr Rossi – AFRO PARISE
Dr Metin Ozkul – PHILIP ARDITTI
Yussuf Ahmad – TAMER DOGHEM
Clare Boxall – LUCY MONTGOMERY
HCA June – STACEY GREGG
Mrs Ahmad – ROXANNE SCRIMSHAW
Dr Huw Shelby – GEORGE GEORGIOU
Divina Aquino – GEORGIA GOODMAN
Nick Henderson – CHRISTOPHER HATHERALL
Tommy Henderson – HENRY MEREDITH
Robyn Henderson – ELEANORE-BEATRIZ VIVEIROS
Dr Mike Prentiss – MARK DEXTER
Alison Frampton – TAMMY HEATH
Cressida Frost – MARY WOODVINE
ITU Junior Doctor – TADGH SNODGRASS
Paramedic 2 – ALICE MCCARTHY
Paramedic 1 – GERARD GILROY
ED Nurse – MARK WEINMAN

 

 


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