29 October, 2005

The Surgeon

Channel 10 in Australia has a new half-hour drama that I suspect will be bought for the UK as its quite classy. The Surgeon features, not suprisingly, a surgeon as she undertakes her duties and deals with the hospital culture (and I don't mean MRSA).

It doesn't look to the US in terms of medical drama but to the UK. It owes something to the excellent Bodies (BBC) but is more concerned with the personal than the political.

Here is some information on the genesis of the show and the writing of it:

The Age:
"Edwards ... says it was an easy show to pitch because it was so clearly about something."
http://www.theage.com.au/news/tv--radio/smart-operator/2005/10/12/1128796533160.html

Courier-Mail:
"Rather than being a show which features bold medical characters, like House, The Surgeon is more about moments and the exchanges between people."
http://www.thecouriermail.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5936,16896355%5E28377,00.html

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