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Surgical Spirit 1989

  • 1995-07-06T23:00:00Z
  • ITV1
  • 1989-04-14T07:00:00Z
  • 30 mins
  • 1 day, 1 hour, 0 mins
  • United Kingdom
  • English
Surgical Spirit was a highly successful sitcom first released in 1989, which then ran for 7 seasons. It centered around a female consultant surgeon, Sheila Sabatini, whose razor-sharp tongue, withering sense of humour and domineering behaviour made her a force to be reckoned with. Driven by a desire to succeed in this male dominated environment, her stand-offish behaviour also marks a soft centre, though few people get close enough to discover that. The show focusses on Sheila's work life and how she contends with this, a wayward son, her soon to be ex-husband, and boyfriend (in the later seasons). Nicola McAuliffe gives a very memorable performance as the spiky Sheila Sabatini, with Duncan Preston as Dr Haslam.

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