The Royal - Complete Series 1  [DVD]
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Dr. Ormerod opens a can of worms when he attends to the problems of a local family. When violence spills onto the wards, Ormerod is caught in the crossfire and is stabbed with scissors, which leaves his life hanging in the balance. Julian Ovenden as Dr David Cheriton (series 1–3), a general practitioner (GP) and the series' original protagonist. Jill investigates why a man has come to her with symptoms he does not have, but soon finds herself in danger when she discovers they are for a former soldier who has become mentally unstable due to past traumas. Alun faces a tough decision on where his priorities lie, when an elderly woman breaks her hip while complaining about the group's noisy practice above her flat. Hopkirk takes delight when he learns that Harper is making frequent, secretive visits to a local woman to deal with an embarrassing problem.
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Gordon faces a difficult day when he learns the police are investigating allegations that he assisted his late wife's death following her accident. A married couple finds their marriage in trouble when their young son is diagnosed with a heart condition, only for tests to reveal that the husband isn't his father. Jeff and Samantha aid a new mother when she suffers kidney failure, and slowly bond in the process. Hopkirk is injured doing a task for Harper and faces the prospect of being fired.Jeff is puzzled about an illness plaguing a local dairy farmer, but an investigation so traces the cause and narrowly prevents him from nearly succumbing to the same illness. A young woman is found near the hospital in a terrible condition, and soon receives help from Sister Brigid when her circumstances are deeply rooted to her parents' fractured marriage. Hopkirk comes to the aid of father when his son is badly injured in a freak accident. A local tramp dies peacefully on the hospital grounds who is soon identified as a Navy hero from his medals, but when their closest relative is more interested in having them than arranging their funeral, Dr. Rose decides the tramp deserves better when the hospital makes arrangements. Heartbeat and The Royal future in doubt: SIGN THE PETITIONS HERE – Local". Scarborough Evening News. 7 March 2009. Archived from the original on 15 July 2014 . Retrieved 4 January 2012.
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Eric Fogle is appointed as new head porter, putting Alun's nose out of joint. The hospital receives a letter of resignation from Dr Banner in Australia and has to appoint a partner to the practice — Weatherill believes she knows just the person, but Dr Ormerod favours Dr Burnett. Elsewhere, when Lucy Bayliss is involved in a horse-riding accident an X-ray reveals a more long-term problem. The series initially began with its cast including Ian Carmichael, Wendy Craig, Robert Daws and Amy Robbins, but gradually expanded with new actors taking the place of others as they left the programme; some taking over to only appear in one series. Much of the outdoor scenes were primarily shot within North Yorkshire, including within Whitby and Scarborough, with interior shots filmed at both The Leeds Studios and St Luke's Hospital, Bradford. The programme remained popular on television until its cancellation, generating its own spin-off, The Royal Today, with episodes later repeated on ITV3.Jill becomes concerned for the health of a Catholic mother as she draws close to giving birth to another child, pushing Sister Brigid to suffer a crisis of faith on deciding what is best for the patient. A hunting trip ends in disaster when the father and husband of a family is fatally shot and dies before he can be treated, with Gordon left to comfort the family until he discovers something is not right. Harper clashes with Hopkirk, as the two determine who and what is best for the hospital laundry. Historic St Luke Hospital buildings are demolished". Bradford Telegraph and Argus . Retrieved 17 March 2018.