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