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The Crimson Field 

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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 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


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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21 June 2015 (USA) See more »

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Purbright is listed as a full colonel and referred to as Brett's senior officer, yet they both wear the rank of a lieutenant (half) colonel. See more »


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

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A worthy tribute to WWI Centennial
5 May 2014 | by jane_bostonSee all my reviews

Sarah Phelps has written a new perspective on WWI that is intelligent, humorous, compassionate and poignant. While it is from the point of view of nurses and VAD's in WWI, the experiences of the soldiers who are their patients, and that of the other men on staff, are given equal attention.

Each major character has a depth of storyline that still has not been fully revealed (writing this review after viewing S1Ep5). I've been counting the days until the next episode airs, eager to learn more about what past events has shaped each of these very well drawn, fully realized people. Above all, this is where the uncommon strength of this series lies. I hope that we get to see these wonderful characters proceed through to 1918.

All of the actors are very talented and a joy to watch, but most especially newcomer Richard Rankin. His character, the Scottish surgeon Capt. Thomas Gillan, is explosive, passionate and conflicted.

I completely agree with previous reviewers that favored director Richard Clark's episodes, his vision is truly beautiful.

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