‘Monroe’: Series 2 episode guide

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Created by the BAFTA award-winning Peter Bowker (Occupation), medical drama Monroe returns to ITV1 this autumn for a second series.

> Buy Series 1 on DVD on Amazon.

> Order Series 2 on DVD on Amazon.

James Nesbitt and the ensemble cast from the first series are joined by Tracy-Ann Oberman (EastEnders), Neil Pearson (Drop the Dead Donkey) and Lisa Millet (Five Daughters) for six new episodes.

Series 2 sees the return of Sarah Parish (Cutting It) as heart surgeon Jenny Bremner, and Tom Riley (Lost in Austen) as Monroe’s best friend, anaesthetist Lawrence Shepherd.


Episode 1
Monday 1st October 2012, 9pm

Paul Herd (Jody Latham) and his pregnant wife Julie (Julia Haworth) ask Monroe for help. Paul has been refused surgery by other hospitals for a dangerous neurological condition and Monroe has to decide whether to operate, putting him in conflict with Gillespie.


Episode 2
Monday 8th October 2012, 9pm

Head of Clinical Services Gillespie (Neil Pearson) has dealt Monroe a tough hand. He can only have one registrar on his team, but trainees Springer (Luke Allen-Gale) and Wilson (Michelle Asante) are equally capable. Monroe’s going to have to put the pair through the wringer to find out who is the better surgeon – but the biggest test this week will be of his own abilities.


Episode 3
Monday 15th October 2012, 9pm

As Shepherd and Witney reel from their liaison, Monroe finds himself without purpose after a catastrophic operation. Grave complications mean Bremner’s operation on a five-year-old refugee turns into a race against time.


Episode 4
Monday 22nd October 2012, 9pm

Monroe is busy pursuing Lizzie and playing agony aunt to Shepherd when an awkward, violent woman arrives at St Matthew’s with a deadly cerebral aneurysm in tow. The neurosurgeon calls on Bremner to help save her life.


Episode 5
Monday 29th October 2012, 9pm

Monroe and Bremner attempt parallel miracles – curing the epilepsy of a middle-aged woman and a heart transplant for a teenage girl. It’s just a pity their love lives are about to come unstuck.


Episode 6
Monday 5th November 2012, 9pm

Nick’s stag party is ruined when a lethal traffic accident brings the whole team into the hospital. While the hospital’s facilities are stretched to breaking point, Bremner and Shepherd reach an agonising crossroads in their relationship.


> Buy Series 1 on DVD on Amazon.

> Order Series 2 on DVD on Amazon.

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