Series 14 - 188. The Official Line

Radio Times
Review by:
Jane Rackham

Simone Garvey (Jacqueline Roberts) is convinced that there has been a cover-up about her son’s tragic death at the factory where he worked and, although her marriage is falling apart and her husband Ray (Dominic Carter) is off sick and struggling to cope with their loss too, she won’t rest until she finds out the truth. It’s clear the police are starting to find Simone a nuisance – they say her son was drunk and it was an accident. Meanwhile, after talking to his father about his devastating plan, Chris pressures Emma to talk him out of it.

Back at the practice, Howard and Kevin discuss developing a special interest in cardiology.

About this programme

188/221. Karen tries to help a grieving mother who is struggling to come to terms with her son's death and is determined to expose a conspiracy relating to the tragedy. Chris talks to his father about his devastating plan, while Howard and Kevin seek new opportunities. Medical drama, starring Jan Pearson, Nathan Wright and Ian Kelsey.

Cast and crew


Dr Heston Carter
Owen Brenman
Dr Emma Reid
Dido Miles
Dr Kevin Tyler
Simon Rivers
Chris Reid
Nathan Wright
Howard Bellamy
Ian Kelsey
Karen Hollins
Jan Pearson
Mrs Tembe
Lorna Laidlaw
Rob Hollins
Chris Walker
Sam Reid
Grant Masters
Simone Garvey
Jacqueline Roberts
Ray Garvey
Dominic Carter
Karl Cassidy
Joshua Osei
Tony Melling
Ron Webster


Sandra MacIver
Series Producer
Mike Hobson
Series Producer
Peter Eryl Lloyd
Paul Matthew Thompson