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Life Support


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Fourth of a six-part medical drama starring
Aisling O'Sullivan
Richard Wilson
Playing God. Katherine Doone uncovers a bitter family battle raging over the care of a patient and her investigations into a colleague's behaviour again brings her into conflict with Dr Blake. See today's choices.
Written by Peter Hall
Producers Margaret Enefer and Paddy Higson ; Director Morag Fullerton
Digital widescreen # Alison Graham : Review, page


Unknown: Aisling O'Sullivan
Unknown: Richard Wilson
Unknown: Katherine Doone
Written By: Peter Hall
Producers: Margaret Enefer
Producers: Paddy Higson
Director: Morag Fullerton
Unknown: Alison Graham
Katherine Doone: Aisling O'Sullivan
John Doone: Richard Wilson
Kamran Blake: Art Malik
James McConnell: Gilbert Martin
Alison Mclntyre: Julie Graham
Joan Andrews: Edith MacArthur
Fiona Drummond: Ellie Haddington
Tom Scott: Stephen Moyer
Hector Beardsmore: Tom Watson
Gordon Travers: Brian Pettifer
Kenny Beardsmore: Michael Nardone
Douglas Beardsmore: Gilly Gilchrist
Rod Kerr: Paul Goodwin
Dr Giordano: Cara Kelly
Dr Rankin: Duncan Bell
Sandy: Stewart Porter
Lovat Alexander: Clive Merrison
Sally Rivers: Georgina Sowerby
Gemma Beardsmore: Hannah McManus
Keeley Beardsmore: Hannah MacLeod
Michael: Andrew Townsley
Siobhan Graham: Barbara Horne
Donna Crick: Meg Fraser
Theatre nurse: Lesley Harcourt
Theatre sister: Connie Fullerton

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