Cardiac Arrest

Off-Cut: Cardiac Arrest

Margaret Matheson and I talked about a medical show. We had just done a cop show and the next television banker was a doc show. There was a long history of medical doctors who were writers, Chekov being the most well known, so we advertised in the medical press. Over a hundred sent us samples. Some of them were good. We picked Jed Mercurio.

With the possible exception of Casualty’s early episodes, all medical series had been the drama of reassurance.

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TV Series

  • Ex Producer: Tony Garnett,
  • Producers: Paddy Higson,
  • Director: Margaret Matheson,
  • Writers: Various, John McLure