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Masterpiece Episode: "Innocents"

Season 31, Episode 18
Episode Synopsis: “Innocents,” a docudrama charting a disturbingly high mortality rate among pediatric cardiac patients at one British hospital in the 1990s. The reason: incompetent surgeons. But mothers Julie Johnson and Sharon Peacock (Kate Redshaw, Emma Cunniffe) don't know that when they entrust their young sons to Drs. Janarda Dhasmana (Madhav Sharma) and James Wishart (Tim Piggott-Smith), the imperious surgical chief. Anesthesiologist Steve Bolsin (Aden Gillett) suspects a problem. Trouble is, he doesn't have nearly as much clout as Wishart does.
Original Air Date: May 6, 2002
Guest Cast Tim Pigott-Smith: James Wishart Elizabeth Chadwick: Mandy Evans Bruce Alexander: Peter Doyle Toby Salaman: Hyam Joffe Emma Cunniffe: Sharon Peacock Joanne Howarth: Rosemary Jones Aden Gillett: Steve Bolson Madhav Sharma: Janarda Dhasmana Alex Palmer: Bert Loveday Stephen Perring: Steve Willis Jonathan Cullen: Rob Martin Robert Morgan: Chris Monk Darren Strange: Steve Johnson Oliver Cotton: Angelini Kate Redshaw: Julie Johnson Gillian Bevan: Alison Hayes Hugh Fraser: The Counsel Darren Morfitt: William Booth Silas Carson: Ash Pawade Roger Brierly: John Roylance Maureen Flynn: Sharon's Mother Shenagh Govan: Sally Masey Christopher Godwin: Dr. Berry Adie Allen: Helen Rickard Pooky Quesnel: Michaela Willis Andy Snowden: Daryl Peacock Glyn Grimstead: Trevor Jones Richard Howard: Professor Farndon

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Premiered: January 10, 1971, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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