Airdate: Breathless

Next week ABC premieres a 6 part UK period drama.


Next week ABC premieres a 6 part UK period drama, Breathless.

Described as “Secrets, lies and passion smoulder beneath the glamorous and stylish world of the early 1960s”, this is written by Paul Unwin and aired in the UK two years ago.

With Britain on the brink of a sexual revolution, the doctors and nurses of a London gynaecology unit
are kept busy. Away from the hospital, however, they are fighting complex personal battles of their

Admired and envied, charismatic surgeon Otto (Jack Davenport) and his wife Elizabeth (Natasha
Little) are the perfect couple, but a secret lurks beneath the immaculate surface of their marriage
which could ruin them both. Best friend Charlie (Shaun Dingwall) is starting to buckle under the
pressure of keeping the confidences of their shared past while the dream marriage of sexy nurse
Jean (Zoe Boyle) to ambitious doctor, Richard (Oliver Chris), is under threat before it has even begun.
When Otto’s head is turned by a new arrival at the hospital, will it be temptation and desire – or the
lies of the past – that threaten to destroy their delicate social circle?

8:30pm Saturday November 7 on ABC.

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