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Breathless (2013 - 2013)

Breathless (2013 - 2013)





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In 1961 London, when abortion was illegal and the Pill a rare commodity, the brilliant, charismatic surgeon Otto Powell (Jack Davenport, Pirates of the Caribbean, Smash) presides over a busy hospital gynecology ward. With a passionate commitment to the women he treats, Powell provides safe and highly illegal abortions in private practice. But under the shiny veneer of pre-sexual revolution Britain, troubles don't afflict just the patients. Trapped in a loveless marriage, bound by a dangerous secret, Powell lacks the surgical control that he commands in the operating room when it comes to his passions and his staff. The heady threats of sex and ambition effect doctors and nurses alike in Breathless, where perfect lives are built on lies, and everything depends upon guilty secrets remaining buried. -- (C) PBS

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2013, PBS, 6 episodes


Jack Davenport
as Otto Powell
Zoe Boyle
as Jean Truscott
Oliver Chris
as Richard Truscott
Shaun Dingwall
as Dr. Charlie Enderbury
Natasha Little
as Elizabeth Powell
Joanna Page
as Mrs. Lily Enderbury
Melanie Kilburn
as Mrs. Johnstone
Dystin Johnson
as Sister Neville
Ronny Jhutti
as Dr. Omprakash Mehta
Rudi Goodman
as Thomas Powell
Holli Dempsey
as Maureen Mulligan
Diane Fletcher
as Matron Vosper
Iain Glen
as Insp. Ronald Mulligan
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Series Details

TV Network: PBS
Premiere Date: Aug 24, 2014
Genre: Drama
Executive Producer: Kate Bartlett
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