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The Crimson Field

Airs Sundays at 10pm: June 21-July 26, 2015

Oona Chaplin stars in a drama about WWI’s frontline medics - their hopes, fears, triumphs and tragedies. In a tented field hospital on the coast of France, a team of doctors, nurses and women volunteers works together to heal the bodies and souls of men wounded in the trenches.

Episode 6: Sunday, July 26 at 10pm

Joan is hauled up on a charge of aiding the enemy and faces a possible lifetime in prison, and her actions send ripples through the hospital. Kitty is wracked with guilt that she knew about Joan but didn’t stop her. She’s desperate for someone to trust, but will she turn to Thomas or Miles?

Meet the Characters
The Crimson Field

Meet the Characters

The doctors, nurses and women volunteers of the field hospital.

About the Series

In a tented field hospital on the coast of France, a team of doctors, nurses and women volunteers work together to heal the bodies and souls of men wounded in the trenches. The hospital is a frontier: between the battlefield and homefront, but also between the old rules, hierarchies, class distinctions and a new way of thinking.

Kitty (Oona Chaplin), Rosalie (Marianne Oldham) and Flora (Alice St Clair) arrive as the hospital’s first volunteer nurses and struggle to be accepted by the established medical team. The girls are flung head first into a world for which nothing and nobody could have prepared them, but it is also an opportunity to break free of the constraints and limitations of their lives back home.

Sarah Phelps, one of British television’s most exciting and original writers, tells this story of World War One’s front line medics - their hopes, fears, triumphs and tragedies.