- 4 Seasons
Bramweell is a British drama that was filmed in Sarratt, Hertfordshire, England. It was produced by Whitby Davison Productions and starred: Ruth Sheen, Jemma Redgrave, David Calder, Kevin McMonagle and Keeley Gainey. The series revolves around Dr. Eleanor Bramwell, who runs a free hospital during the late 1800's. Eleanor Bramwell is a highly educated and outspoken doctor in a prestigious London hospital. Unfortunately, the medical establishments back in this era were dominated by men and soon Dr. Bramwell found herself being treated as an inferior member. After a disagreement over a patient's diagnosis with the lead doctor, Eleanor was dismissed from the hospital. Unsure of what to do, she discusses it over dinner with her father and a close family friend. Her father suggests that she join him in his private practice but the family friend, Lady Peters, has a much different suggestion. She offers to fund a small hospital in the East End of London, where the poor could receive free treatment. The Thrift had only six beds and in the beginning there wasn't even a staff. Soon the Thrift starts to take on more patients then what the two women can handle. In need of hospital staff, they hire former patients to clean and help around the hospital. They realized the need for an anesthetist but did not have the funding for it so she begs a former colleague to help out. He agrees but only if he is able to practice his surgery skills. Just as the Thrift was showing great progress, Lady Peters succumbs to an illness. Even though Lady Peters willed everything to the hospital, Dr. Bramwell is now forced to find a way to keep the hospital doors open without the guidance of her dear friend. With outbreaks of cholera and a measles epidemic, Eleanor rediscovers the reasons why she began to practice medicine and tries to stop her headstrong personality from getting in the way.