The Crimson Field

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  • TV-PG
  • 2015
  • 1 Season
  • 7.8  (3,380)

The Crimson Field is a thrilling British period drama that aired on PBS in 2014. The show is set in France during World War I and tells the story of the first women to serve as nurses on the front lines. Led by Matron Grace Carter, played by Hermione Norris, the women are determined to help injured soldiers and make a difference.

The show follows the lives of three young nurses, Flora Marshall, played by Alice St. Clair, Kitty Trevalyan, played by Oona Chaplin, and Joan Livesy, played by Suranne Jones. Flora is a privileged and sheltered young woman who has come to France to escape her suffocating life in England. Kitty is a passionate and idealistic volunteer who wants to do her part to help the war effort. Joan is a tough and independent woman who has been working as a nurse for a few years and has seen the horrors of war up close.

As the women arrive at the field hospital, they are met with resistance from the male doctors and soldiers who do not believe that women should be working on the front lines. Matron Carter must fight to gain respect and ensure that her nurses are given the resources and support they need to do their jobs.

Throughout the series, the women face challenges and triumphs as they care for wounded soldiers and navigate the complexities of war. They form close bonds with each other and the soldiers they care for, and their experiences help shape their views on life, love, and the world around them.

The show features stunning cinematography and excellent performances from the cast. Alice St. Clair stands out as Flora Marshall, delivering a nuanced portrayal of a young woman coming into her own. Oona Chaplin also shines as Kitty Trevalyan, bringing depth and heart to her character. Suranne Jones delivers a compelling performance as Joan Livesy, portraying her character's strength and vulnerability with grace.

Overall, The Crimson Field is a captivating and emotional drama that explores the contributions of women during World War I. It is a must-watch for fans of historical fiction and period dramas.

The Crimson Field is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (6 episodes). The series first aired on June 21, 2015.

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Episode 6
6. Episode 6
July 26, 2015
Joan faces a life sentence, after her help for the other side is questioned. Joans arrest sends ripples throughout the hospital and Roland is in the firing line. Kitty is wracked with guilt as she has known about Joan all along and hasn't tried to stop her. Flora reunites Peter with his brother.
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
July 19, 2015
Who threatens Grace? Also, Joan anxiously awaits news from her fiance, but becomes involved in a dangerous situation.
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
July 12, 2015
Joan can not stand it not knowing whether her fiance is alive or dead. Her mood improves though following the arrival of 13 soldiers from her home town of Liverpool. Thomas takes an opportunity to pursue Kitty, although he could be too late after she is summoned by a mysterious person from her past.
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
July 5, 2015
Thomas attempts to deal with his growing attraction to Kitty whilst Joan reveals a dark secret to one of her patients. Thomas finds himself having more success on the wards with a pioneering wound-irrigation system. A terrified patient is facing a court martial. Rosalie sees the engagement ring Joan that wears around her neck.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
June 28, 2015
Grace realises that something is up with Kitty as she keeps her distance. A Major wakes up from the verge of death, still badly wounded he also has to find out that his troops have been decimated. The hospital prepares itself for a convoy of new patients. Joan sets high expectations of the volunteers but Margaret doesn't believe they will cope.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
June 21, 2015
Kitty tries putting the past behind her when she joins a war hospital in Northern France. One patient is fighting death as another soldier can't mentally cope with what's going on around him. Sister Joan Livesy arrives and makes it clear she isn't happy with the amount of volunteers.
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The Crimson Field is available for streaming on the PBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Crimson Field on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, PBS, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    June 21, 2015
  • IMDB Rating
    7.8  (3,380)