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You'll want to watch this over and over...,
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This review is from: Breathless [DVD]  (DVD)
This was a 6-episode production that is still running on ITV (only one more episode to air at the time of writing on 8 Nov 2013).
Set in the gynaecological department of a hospital in the early 1960s, when fraternisation between doctors and nurses was the expected thing, everything from the direction to sets to fashion, hairstyles and even jargon and personalities are very much of that period. Jack Davenport is excellent and very inspiring in the role of the authoritative yet sensitive, slightly over self-assured gynaecological surgeon who is hiding a secret from his past that leaves him bound to remain in a marriage of convenience (or so it seems).
Other characters are equally potent, each playing out their own hidden agendas which are revealed to the viewer (and, within the plot, to each other) at an edge-of-the-seat pace, leaving one eager with anticipation for the next episode and reveal.
So clever are the production and direction that the piece has all the quality and solidity of (nostalgic) "Made In Britain" manufacturing. In fact, it would be surprising and wholly unfair if BAFTA did not acknowledge this production for some awards.
A timeless piece well worth adding to one's personal collection as this will definitely be revisited over and over again.