The Royal

Series 1 - 1. First Impressions

First Impressions

About this programme

1/7. Dr David Cheriton arrives at St Aidan's Royal Free Hospital in Elsinby, newly qualified and keen to impress at his job interview - only to discover they aren't even expecting him. Dr Jill Weatherill's professional competence is called into question during a home visit, and hospital porter Ken Hopkirk's efforts to put up a television aerial end in disaster. Julian Ovenden stars.

Cast and crew


Dr David Cheriton
Julian Ovenden
TJ Middleditch
Ian Carmichael
Dr Gordon Ormerod
Robert Daws
Wendy Craig
Ken Hopkirk
Michael Starke
Claude Jeremiah Greengrass
Bill Maynard
Gina Ward
Tricia Penrose
Mr Rose
Denis Lill
Lizzie Kennoway
Michelle Hardwick
Sister Brigid
Linda Armstrong
Staff Nurse Meryl Taylor
Zoie Kennedy
Mr Cragg
Mark Wadsworth
Jean Cragg
Tara Daniels
Alun Morris
Andy Wear
Dr James Alway
Francis Matthews
Dr Jill Weatherill
Amy Robbins
Geoff Entwistle
Rob Parry
Mrs Rutter
Fiona Bruce
Sally Rutter
Rebecca Cawthra
John Rutter
Duncan Preston
PC Phil Bellamy
Mark Jordon
Colin Pike
Jamie Cymbal
Ambulance man
Glynn Mills


Paul Walker
Ken Horn
John Flanagan
Andrew McCulloch