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You have to wonder, why, if they had a colour camera... ...they also went went with this black and white shot

MEDICAL MARATHON based in hospital St Angela’s – do you see? – with usual soft-centred sob stories swapped for grime, grit and grumblings. FIONA FULLERTON and LESLEY DUNLOP led the charge. Also spotted “doing the rounds”: JOANNA MUNRO, PAULINE QUIRKE and KATHRYN “ONE OF DIRTY DEN’S BITS” APANOWICZ.

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  1. Sarah

    January 6, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    The personal and professional lives of a group of nurses at St Angela’s Hospital, Battersea.
    Cast included in the main part…
    Fiona Fullerton (Patricia Rutherford);
    Erin Geraghty (Maureen Morahan);
    Clare Clifford (Shirley Brent);
    Julie Dawn Cole (Jo Longhurst);
    Karan David (Sita Patel);
    Shirley Cheriton (Kathy Betts);
    Kathryn Apanowicz (Rose Butchins);
    Pauline Quirke (Vicky Smith);
    Lesley Dunlop (Ruth Fullman)
    Producer Julia Smith, who went on to launch EastEnders c.1985

  2. Brian Rowland

    January 7, 2010 at 10:39 am

    Two of the cast of Angels (one of whom was definitely Apanowicz) turned up years later in Victoria Wood’s As Seen on TV documentary spoof “In Hospital”, playing nurses. When asked why they went into the profession, the reply: “We saw that programme Angels, and liked the hours. Twice a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays, for half-an-hour”.

    Julia Smith’s co-creator on EastEnders, the also late Tony Holland, worked on Angels with her. As script editor.

  3. TV Cream

    January 7, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    Indeed, you can watch it here…

    “Sections of intercost, or something.”

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