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Trafalgar Battle Surgeon

60’ drama-documentary, broadcast 29th August 2005.

Winner Royal Television Society Best History Film 2005

An alternative, below-decks, take on the battle of Trafalgar, starring Roger Daltrey and Francis Magee and featuring a Gulf War veteran as Admiral Nelson.

Set on the Orlop deck of HMS Victory, this one hour historical drama follows the course of the battle from the point of view of William Beatty, ship’s surgeon, his surgical team, and the ordinary sailors they tried to save.

Written and filmed in the style of a popular medical drama, Trafalgar Battle Surgeon is a gritty, witty snapshot of one of the most iconic days in British history.

Trafalgar Battle Surgeon Reviews

"This historical drama manages to combine two immensely popular contemporary television themes - war and surgery ... Trafalgar Battle Surgeon was a human and moving facet of the battle ... you could meet most of these people in a hospital nowadays ... compelling"

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