A 1950s set, British drama series about life in the fictional Lancashire village of Ormston. The main focus of the series was the two doctors, father and son, who run the cottage hospital under the new National Health Service.
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Series cast summary:
Jenna Russell ...  Deborah Gilder 36 episodes, 2002-2005
Maggie Steed ...  Phyllis Woolf 36 episodes, 2002-2005
Clive Swift ...  Reverend Brewer 36 episodes, 2002-2005
Naomi Radcliffe ...  Jean Bradshaw / ... 36 episodes, 2002-2005
Tracey Childs ...  Linda Cosgrove 36 episodes, 2002-2005
Samuel J. Hudson Samuel J. Hudson ...  Eddie Mills 36 episodes, 2002-2005
Peter Gunn ...  Len Cosgrove 36 episodes, 2002-2005
Polly Thompson Polly Thompson ...  Catherine Gilder 35 episodes, 2002-2005
John Henshaw ...  Wilf Bradshaw 34 episodes, 2002-2005
Ross Little Ross Little ...  Michael Gilder 34 episodes, 2002-2005
Donald Gee Donald Gee ...  Mr. Boynton 34 episodes, 2002-2005
Michael French Michael French ...  Dr. Tom Gilder 26 episodes, 2002-2004
James Bolam ...  Dr. Arthur Gilder 22 episodes, 2002-2004
Shirley White Shirley White ...  Miss Matthews 22 episodes, 2003-2005
Joan Worswick Joan Worswick ...  Miss Matthews 22 episodes, 2003-2005
Charlotte Salt ...  Helen Gilder 20 episodes, 2002-2005
Evan Fortescue Evan Fortescue ...  Philip 'Pip' Gilder / ... 19 episodes, 2003-2005
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A 1950s set, British drama series about life in the fictional Lancashire village of Ormston. The main focus of the series was the two doctors, father and son, who run the cottage hospital under the new National Health Service.

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BBC [UK]

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UK

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English

Release Date:

21 April 2002 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Doktor og søn See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The main filming location Downham near Clitheroe, Lancashire is a privately owned village. It's owned by Lord and Lady Clitheroe. Every house is rented, and certain modern things are banned from being used in the town by the tenant's contract, for example external aerials and satellite dishes. This keeps the buildings looking like they did many years ago, which is fitting for a series set in the '50s. See more »

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A lovely and relaxing comedy drama
6 June 2010 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

If anything, I just wish Born and Bred lasted longer. It was so lovely and relaxing to watch, and another thing I loved was that although it had its comedy, it also dealt with serious issues in an intelligent way. Born and Bred was exquisitely filmed, both the scenery and photography are breathtaking. The locations may be small, but I liked it that they kept it simple. The music was very soothing and memorable, the direction was solid, the writing was delightful and all the characters were engaging. Plus the story-lines were always well constructed and interesting, and the acting was excellent- Jenna Russell, Clive Swift, Maggie Steed, Michael French and James Bolam, you couldn't have had a more perfect cast. Overall, just a lovely comedy drama, I wish it lasted longer though, it was a real gem. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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