The Royal - Complete Series 1  [DVD]
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With Susie and Carnegie's relationship the talk of the hospital, Matron reaches the end of her tether when her niece turns up late for work and she decides to suspend her. Mr Rose faces a personal trial when his golfing friend ends up in the operating room and Dr Burnett wrestles with a dilemma. Ormerod and Bobby try to rescue a farmer who is trapped under a combine harvester. Gordon and Jill investigate the cause of a schoolboy's illness, and soon discover it is down to anxiety over his father's well-being following his mother's death. Cheriton becomes suspicious a patient recently admitted to the wards is an imposter and turns to a visiting police officer for help, whilst they are receiving treatment for a bunion. Middleditch seeks advice from a retired solicitor, brought in by Jill following an accident, as the hospital faces the possibility of closure by the Health Authority.
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Samantha struggles to cope with the reality of her situation, but is so desperate to have an abortion that she soon puts her life in danger. Jeff faces trouble when a casual encounter with a friend of Lizzie's soon becomes problematic. Gordon attempts to convince an elderly patient to give up driving due to increasing health issues. Sister Brigid attempts to convince a teenage boy to speak out against his trainer's harsh regime after he nearly dies when trapped on a weir. Ken offers to look after a pigeon, but is forced to keep it hidden when Harper begins to suspect something. Zoie Kennedy as Meryl Taylor (series 1–5), a senior staff nurse and Cheriton's primary love interest. Robert Daws as Dr Gordon Ormerod (series 1–8), a GP and anaesthetist who in series 4 married Dr Jill Weatherill (played by Daws' real-life wife). Their only biological child together, Jonathan, a baby on the show, became a lead doctor at the hospital as an adult, as featured in The Royal Today
Jeff is horrified to discover a teenage boy has been badly injured in an industrial accident, but that the owner of the machinery will not offer compensation. At the same time, the hospital comes to the aid of a homeless man who is slowly dying due to his years of drinking. Frustrated in both cases, Jeff pleads for compassionate help from a visiting solicitor who is being treated for his own condition. Lizzie attempts to come to terms with her marriage falling apart, despite others not approving of the new attitude she exudes. Frankie attracts affection from Meryl, but is more interested in Samantha during a party at the Ormerods. First Appearance of Glynis Barber as Jean McAteer, Diana May as Staff Nurse Carol Selby, Neil McDermott as Dr Ralph Ellis 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.
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This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Jill and Sister Brigid attempt their best to help a young man deal with the tragic loss of his girlfriend following a motorbike accident, but are unable to do much to heal his broken heart. Gordon is suspicious over why one of his patients is reluctant to return home, until Matron and Lizzie discover the problem is with the patient’s wife. Hopkirk and Alun face turn to recent arrival, Claude Greengrass, for a way to deal with a mice infestation. Jill and Gordon are concerned about a single mother's condition when she arrives at hospital with burns, but soon discover she is struggling at home with her son who they soon discover may be suffering from a medical condition he cannot control. Frankie accidentally stabs a thief who steals his motorbike, and soon becomes worried he caused them to crash when they are later brought in to casualty and later die from their injuries.
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