The Royal

Series 3 - 10. Holding On Tight

About this programme

10/14. A group of drunken mods arrive at the hospital in a shocking state, and Ken Hopkirk soon makes the grim discovery that they have been drinking industrial alcohol supplied by their friend, theatre technician Alun Morris. Meanwhile, a fourth member of the boozing group is brought in and has his stomach pumped immediately - but it soon emerges that the illicit hooch has blinded him. Elsewhere, Mr Rose and his surgical team treat a widow with a gangrenous toe at her farmhouse, and student nurse Samantha Beaumont receives a telling-off for laying out operating instruments in an incorrect order. Andy Wear, Michael Starke and Robert Daws star, with a guest appearance by Thelma Barlow.

Cast and crew


Alun Morris
Andy Wear
Eddie Spears
Nicky Evans
Andrew Grose
Leigh Campbell
John Martin-Shaw
Ken Hopkirk
Michael Starke
Bill Rodgers
Mr Harper
John Axon
Len Tebbit
Richard Burke
Dr Jeffrey Goodwin
Paul Fox
Shirley Baird
Jessica Harris
Dr Gordon Ormerod
Robert Daws
Ada Hubball
Thelma Barlow
Mr Rose
Denis Lill
Brian Esterleigh
Andonis Anthony
Tina Binnington
Katherine Kelly
Dr Jill Weatherill
Amy Robbins
Student Nurse Samantha Beaumont
Anna Madeley
Wendy Craig


Tim Dowd
Ken Horn
Patrick Melanaphy