Skip to main content
Advertising

Originally published Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 6:38 AM

  • Share:
             
  • Comments (0)
  • Print

'Masterpiece' prepping 'Breathless' medical drama

"Masterpiece" is prescribing a new drama set in a London hospital in the early 1960s.

The Associated Press

Most Popular Comments
Hide / Show comments
No comments have been posted to this article.
Start the conversation >

advertising

NEW YORK —

"Masterpiece" is prescribing a new drama set in a London hospital in the early 1960s.

The series, "Breathless," will put medical practice at the brink of the tumultuous `60s. Set in a busy gynecology unit, it inhabits a world where abortion is illegal and the new contraceptive pill is only available to married women.

Premiering on "Masterpiece" in 2014, "Breathless" was announced Thursday by its co-producers, PBS/WGBH and ITV Studios.

The series will star Jack Davenport, most recently seen on the NBC series "Smash." Other cast members include Zoe Boyle and Iain Glen from "Downton Abbey."

"Masterpiece" executive producer Rebecca Eaton called "Breathless" a "sharp, visually rich" portrait of characters "on the cusp of change."

"Breathless" is co-created and written by Paul Unwin ("Shameless," "Agatha Christie's Miss Marple" and "Poirot").

News where, when and how you want it

Email Icon

The Seattle Times wins top award for multimedia storytelling

The Seattle Times wins top award for multimedia storytelling

Our Sea Change series received a prestigious 2015 DuPont-Columbia award for showcasing the power of storytelling on the Web. Experience the report here.

Advertising

Partner Video

Advertising

Autos news and research

His passion for Pantera began as a teen

His passion for Pantera began as a teen


Advertising
The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►