Snakes and Ladders

Series 2 - Episode 2 Snakes and Ladders



A teenage boy is brought into the Royal having fallen from a cliff, but it soon emerges that the incident was a suicide attempt as evidence of extreme depression comes to the surface. Dr Cheriton contacts the youngster's psychiatrist, but is taken aback when electroshock therapy is suggested as a form of treatment, so ventures to the family home to recommend an alternative - only for tragedy to strike. Meanwhile, a hypochondriac causes chaos at the hospital when she insists her dog be treated following a snake bite, and a heart-to-heart talk between Drs Weatherill and Ormerod leads to a passionate kiss. Honor Blackman guest stars.

Cast & Crew

Dr David Cheriton Julian Ovenden
Matron Wendy Craig
PC Phil Bellamy Mark Jordon
Jeffrey Carpenter Martin Compston
Lizzie Kennoway Michelle Hardwick
Ken Hopkirk Michael Starke
Alun Morris Andy Wear
Nigel Harper John Axon
Jack Griffin Christopher Goulding
Sister Brigid Linda Armstrong
Dr Jill Weatherill Amy Robbins
Dr Gordon Ormerod Robert Daws
Staff Nurse Meryl Taylor Zoie Kennedy
Mr Rose Denis Lill
Jim Carpenter Jonathan Magnanti
Alice Carpenter Carole Cassidy
Dr Arthur Clarkson Gary Whelan
Bertie Hathaway Terence Mann
Mrs Lyons Honor Blackman
Dr Lucy Klein Polly Maberly
Director Paul Duane
Producer Ken Horn
Writer Michael Russell
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