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GENERAL HOSPITAL


  • Series 1
    • 26.10.1972 "Dr Armstrong can't understand Mrs Tate's attitude to saving her son's life"
      A 16mm black-and-white film print exists, but the programme was originally made using 2" colour videotape.
    • 02.11.1972 "Dr Baxter and Janet Smith become too personal..." (missing)
    • 03.11.1972 "Someone from Janet's past causes despair. Dr Thorne makes a confession"
      A 16mm black-and-white film print exists, but the programme was originally made using 2" colour videotape.
    • 09.11.1972 "Davis puts pressure on Janet which pressurises Dr Baxter"
      A 16mm black-and-white film print exists, but the programme was originally made using 2" colour videotape.
    • 10.11.1972 "Dr Ridge is called before Parker Brown. Davis arrives for his wife"
      A 16mm black-and-white film print exists, but the programme was originally made using 2" colour videotape.
    • 16.11.1972 "More thefts in the medical ward. Parker Brown presses for Janet to be discharged"
      A 16mm black-and-white film print exists, but the programme was originally made using 2" colour videotape.
    • 17.11.1972 "Dr Armstrong helps Mr Tate face reality. Dr Ridge is rebuffed by a new member of staff"
      A 16mm black-and-white film print exists, but the programme was originally made using 2" colour videotape.
    • 23.11.1972 "Mrs Hartley's baby arrives prematurely posing a dilemma for Dr Whitworth"
      A 16mm black-and-white film print exists, but the programme was originally made using 2" colour videotape.
    • 24.11.1972 "Peggy Finch receives an unexpected invitation. Dr Baxter makes an important decision"
      A 16mm black-and-white film print exists, but the programme was originally made using 2" colour videotape.
    • 30.11.1972 "Janet Smith's identity is discovered. Sister Chapman makes an astonishing discovery"
      A 16mm black-and-white film print exists, but the programme was originally made using 2" colour videotape.
    • 01.12.1972 "Nurse Price is accused of theft"
      Sound only exists – there is no picture.
    • 07.12.1972 "Premature baby, Hartley, fights for life. Will Dr Baxter have to resign?"
      A 16mm black-and-white film print exists, but the programme was originally made using 2" colour videotape.
    • 08.12.1972 "The disciplinary committee informs Dr Baxter, while Katy Shaw finds the ward thief"
      A 16mm black-and-white film print exists, but the programme was originally made using 2" colour videotape.
    • 14.12.1972 "Ken Hartley explains his major decision. Ivor Morgan introduces his bride-to-be"
      A 16mm black-and-white film print exists, but the programme was originally made using 2" colour videotape.
    • 15.12.1972 "Dr Ridge gets a mysterious phone call. Dr Whitworth gets an unwelcome surprise"
      A 16mm black-and-white film print exists, but the programme was originally made using 2" colour videotape.
    • 21.12.1972 "Dr Ridge's fiancee arrives. A motorway crash makes Dr Baxter face his problems"
      A 16mm black-and-white film print exists, but the programme was originally made using 2" colour videotape.
    • 22.12.1972 "Dr Baxter's decision to operate is questioned. a patient disappears"
      Sound only exists – there is no picture.
    • 28.12.1972 "Dr Ridge is pressurised. a surprise for Parker Brown"
      A 16mm black-and-white film print exists, but the programme was originally made using 2" colour videotape.
    • 29.12.1972 "Ivor Morgan makes a decision. Dr Armstrong gives Parker Brown advice"
      A 16mm black-and-white film print exists, but the programme was originally made using 2" colour videotape.
    • 04.01.1973 "An old patient returns and causes trouble for Katy Shaw"
      A 16mm black-and-white film print exists, but the programme was originally made using 2" colour videotape.
    • 05.01.1973 "Dr Ridge offers Susan an engagement ring"
      A 16mm black-and-white film print exists, but the programme was originally made using 2" colour videotape.
    • 11.01.1973 "Dr Armstrong is shaken by the identity of a new patient"
      A 16mm black-and-white film print exists, but the programme was originally made using 2" colour videotape.
    • 12.01.1973 "Joanna Whitworth proposes a new part-time consultant to Dr Armstrong"
      A 16mm black-and-white film print exists, but the programme was originally made using 2" colour videotape.
    • 18.01.1973 "Dr Hamlyn arrives" (missing)
    • 19.01.1973 "Ernie Gann faces Mr Parker Brown and makes a bad miscalculation" (missing)
    • 26.01.1973 Episode No. 30 (missing)
    • 01.02.1973 "Nurse Hilda Price applies for a new job" (missing)
    • 08.02.1973 "Parker Brown receives an unexpected visitor" (missing)
    • 09.02.1973 "The sinister peeping tom reappears" (missing)
    • 15.02.1973 Episode No. 35 (missing)
    • 16.02.1973 "Dr Hamlyn faces her accuser" (missing)
    • 22.02.1973 "Dr Armstrong gets a confession from the peeping tom" (missing)
    • 23.02.1973 "Alderman Potter's condition worsens" (missing)
    • 01.03.1973 "Can a young, inexperienced doctor cure Alderman Potter?" (missing)
    • 02.03.1973 "Dr Morley's hospital magazine is published" (missing)
    • 08.03.1973 "Dr Bauer makes a statement about the poison-pen writer" (missing)
    • 09.03.1973 "Parker Brown gives his verdict on the hospital magazine" (missing)
    • 15.03.1973 Episode No. 43 (missing)
    • 16.03.1973 "Candy Venner discovers the reason for Sister Chapman's antagonism towards her" (missing)
    • 22.03.1973 "Alderman Potter tries one final time to have Dr Hamlyn dismissed" (missing)
    • 23.03.1973 "Dr Baxter receives a mysterious phone call. Candy Venner confronts Sister Chapman" (missing)
    • 29.03.1973 "Dr Baxter learns the truth about his wife Diana" (missing)
    • 30.03.1973 "Venner versus Chapman. Diana Baxter fights for her life" (missing)
    • 05.04.1973 "Jimmy Black becomes difficult to handle. Dr Baxter tackles thorne about his wife's treatment" (missing)
    • 06.04.1973 "Diana Baxter causes more shocks" (missing)
    • 12.04.1973 "Peggy Finch, astronomer, re-meets Albert Unsworth" (missing)
    • 13.04.1973 "An Angry Parker Brown discovers Dr Hamlyn's plot" (missing)
    • 19.04.1973 "Peggy Finch is upset by Albert's pursual of another woman. Susan Canning returns" (missing)
    • 20.04.1973 "Hilda Price and Dr 'Tom' Jones have an important confrontation" (missing)
    • 26.04.1973 "Dr Ridge returns from holiday and meets his former fiancee" (missing)
    • 27.04.1973 "Albert tells Peggy it's over. Susan Canning reveals the truth about the father of her child" (missing)
    • 03.05.1973 "Susan Canning asks Dr Ridge a vital question" (missing)
    • 04.05.1973 "Dr Armstrong's career is threatened. Ellen Chapman confronts James Bradley" (missing)
    • 10.05.1973 "Dr Armstrong is charged with drunken driving. Ellen Chapman reveals where she goes on her days off" (missing)
    • 11.05.1973 "Jonathan Taylor is suspected of dishonesty" (missing)
    • 17.05.1973 "Sister Chapman decides about Porter James Bradley" (missing)
    • 18.05.1973 "Baxter makes a discovery about Jon Taylor. Dr Armstrong admits he may be guilty" (missing)
    • 24.05.1973 "Dr Armstrong receives his trial date. Dr Ridge gets an urgent letter from Susan Canning" (missing)
    • 25.05.1973 "Jimmy Black has his second operation. Dr Ridge decides on his future with Susan" (missing)
    • 31.05.1973 "Bradley pressurises Chapman. Price tries to help" (missing)
    • 01.06.1973 "The Jimmy Black situation comes to a head" (missing)
    • 07.06.1973 "Dr Armstrong gives Bradley an ultimatum" (missing)
    • 08.06.1973 "Katy Shaw is forced to make a decision about James Bradley" (missing)
    • 14.06.1973 "Dr Bauer reveals why he won't treat Diana Baxter" (missing)
    • 15.06.1973 "Dr Morley gets an unpleasant surprise from a new patient" (missing)
    • 21.06.1973 "Parker Brown has a brainwave, but it comes too late to warn a colleague in danger" (missing)
    • 22.06.1973 "Parker Brown recognises Gray. Smith reveals his hold over Dr Morley" (missing)
    • 28.06.1973 "Parker Brown realises why he thinks he has seen Gray before" (missing)
    • 29.06.1973 "Nurse Shaw learns the truth about Dr Morley" (missing)
    • 05.07.1973 "Parker Brown finds an unwelcome complication in Dr Armstrong's case" (missing)
    • 06.07.1973 "Gwen Morgan walks in on her husband at the wrong moment" (missing)
    • 12.07.1973 "Smith tells Dr Morley the truth about his separation from Morley's mother" (missing)
    • 13.07.1973 "Dr Leigh has a confrontation with Ann Wade" (missing)
    • 19.07.1973 "Dr Whitworth meets a new patient" (missing)
    • 20.07.1973 "Parker Brown's 'surprise' meeting causes emotional upheaval" (missing)
    • 26.07.1973 "Dr Whitworth meets a patient who might help solve Diana Baxter's problem" (missing)
    • 27.07.1973 "Mr Gray comes to a decision about the kidney transplant" (missing)
    • 02.08.1973 "Dr Baxter's choice – his career or the life of a patient?" (missing)
    • 03.08.1973 "Katy Shaw worries she will be arrested for receiving stolen property" (missing)
    • 09.08.1973 "Turmoil in maternity" (missing)
    • 10.08.1973 "Ann Wade receives an unwelcome visitor" (missing)
    • 16.08.1973 "Dr Leigh gets a new shock about Ann" (missing)
    • 17.08.1973 "The Singers visit Nell" (missing)
    • 23.08.1973 "Parker Brown's colleagues worry about his behaviour" (missing)
    • 24.08.1973 "Capper shows an unexpected side of his character" (missing)
    • 30.08.1973 "Dr Knight arrives" (missing)
    • 31.08.1973 "Parker Brown gets a bombshell on the eve of his marriage" (missing)
    • 06.09.1973 "The Singer family return unexpectedly" (missing)
    • 07.09.1973 "Dr Chitapo's suspicions about Johnson deepen" (missing)
    • 13.09.1973 "Mrs Henson makes an unguarded admission" (missing)
    • 14.09.1973 "Dr Rogers faces danger" (missing)
    • 20.09.1973 "Dr Rogers is attacked by a violent patient" (missing)
    • 21.09.1973 "Nurse Holland makes an astonishing prediction about the new ward Sister" (missing)
    • 27.09.1973 "The successful candidate is announced" (missing)
    • 04.10.1973 "The Medical Officer for Health advises the closure of an infected ward. Capper's bingo scam is exposed" (missing)
    • 05.10.1973 "Why does Parker Brown deny he visited a local cinema?" (missing)
    • 11.10.1973 Episode No. 103 (missing)
    • 12.10.1973 "Henson's violent attacks reach a climax" (missing)
    • 18.10.1973 "A routine test is a shattering blow for an unsuspecting member of staff" (missing)
    • 19.10.1973 "A new patient resents the diagnosis" (missing)
    • 25.10.1973 "A newcomer causes a shake-up" (missing)
    • 26.10.1973 "Parker Brown learns of the committee's decision, but a bigger shock follows" (missing)
    • 01.11.1973 "The Investigator into the Woodley affair arrives" (missing)
    • 02.11.1973 "Dr Hunt confronts Brewer" (missing)
    • 08.11.1973 "Charlotte Woodley gives damning evidence against Parker Brown" (missing)
    • 09.11.1973 "Sturmey pursues Alec Warner. Sickness forces Sister Bellamy into an awkward situation" (missing)
    • 15.11.1973 "A new witness does not help Parker Brown" (missing)
    • 16.11.1973 "Parker Brown's Fate is Decided" (missing)
    • 22.11.1973 "Capper's Plan Backfires and he is the Victim of his Own Practical Joke" (missing)
    • 23.11.1973 "Sturmey is Confined to Bed" (missing)
    • 29.11.1973 "Sir George Dysart visits" (missing)
    • 30.11.1973 "Dysart and Parker Brown Conspire over a Major Operation" (missing)
    • 06.12.1973 "Parker Brown's Behaviour During an Operation Baffles Colleagues" (missing)
    • 07.12.1973 "Dr Rogers Clashes with Dr Armstrong" (missing)
    • 13.12.1973 "A Donor is Found for the Kidney Transplant" (missing)
    • 14.12.1973 "Sir George gives Parker Brown a warning" (missing)
    • 20.12.1973 "Baxter's personal problems increase and he ignores advice" (missing)
    • 21.12.1973 "Dr Mackenzie has a Sharp Warning for an Emergency patient's Family" (missing)
    • 27.12.1973 Episode No. 125 (missing)
    • 03.01.1974 "Parker Brown is pleased with the transplant success, and his previous reluctances are explained" (missing)
    • 04.01.1974 "Dr Armstrong and Dr Chitapo fight for Keeton's Life" (missing)
    • 10.01.1974 "Dr Knight is faced with performing a complicated operation he would rather avoid" (missing)
    • 11.01.1974 "Crisis in I.T.U. Dr Rogers gets a shock from the Finance Company" (missing)
    • 17.01.1974 "Dr Rogers Reaches a career decision" (missing)
    • 18.01.1974 "Dr Knight doubts the outcome of an operation" (missing)
    • 24.01.1974 "Mrs Banks' accident case develops" (missing)
    • 25.01.1974 "Parker Brown gives Baxter an Ultimatum" (missing)
    • 31.01.1974 "Did Dr Chitapo Perform a Mercy Killing?" (missing)
    • 01.02.1974 Episode No. 136 (missing)
    • 07.02.1974 "Mr Baxter meets Diana" (missing)
    • 08.02.1974 "Baxter and Diana Resolve Their Differences" (missing)
    • 14.02.1974 "Dr Armstrong is Concerned about Mrs Hillier's Health" (missing)
    • 15.02.1974 "Dr Armstrong gets an Angry Message from Mrs Hillier's husband who is a V.I.P." (missing)
    • 21.02.1974 "Dr Armstrong gives Mrs Collins a life or Death Choice, and she Chooses Death" (missing)
    • 22.02.1974 "Mr Baxter finds Himself Under Police Suspicion" (missing)
    • 28.02.1974 "Alarm Bells Sound When a patient Collapses, and a Priest Defends a Heartless Decision" (missing)
    • 01.03.1974 "John Hillier Produces evidence That Threatens Armstrong's Career. Bentley Questions Patterson" (missing)
    • 07.03.1974 "Dr Knight Orders Bentley to Leave Patterson Alone" (missing)
    • 08.03.1974 "The Patterson Case Takes a Sudden Turn" (missing)
    • 14.03.1974 "Dr Hamlyn Reaches Crisis Point Treating Mary Collins" (missing)
    • 15.03.1974 "Dr Hamlyn Risks her career to help Collins" (missing)
    • 21.03.1974 "Father Quillan Intervenes" (missing)
    • 22.03.1974 "Dr Armstrong Faces an Agonising Personal Decision" (missing)
    • 28.03.1974 "The Committee of Inquiry comes to a decision in the Armstrong Affair" (missing)
    • 29.03.1974 "The Wainwright Case Takes a Drastic Turn" (missing)
    • 04.04.1974 "Parker Brown has a Bombshell for Mr Hillier" (missing)
    • 05.04.1974 "Sarah Wainwright reveals why she Took an Overdose" (missing)
    • 11.04.1974 "Dr Harrison Arrives" (missing)
    • 12.04.1974 "Baxter Reaches the Most important decision of his Career" (missing)
    • 18.04.1974 "Petra Looks into the Wainwright Case and Makes a shattering discovery. Dt Chitapo's Net Closes Around Dr Morley" (missing)
    • 19.04.1974 "Capper is Worried by Dr Harrison" (missing)
    • 25.04.1974 "Dr Chitapo Puts Nurse Blake on the Spot" (missing)
    • 26.04.1974 "Dr Morley Runs Foul of Parker Brown" (missing)
    • 02.05.1974 "A Mysterious visitor for Parker Brown" (missing)
    • 03.05.1974 "Parker Brown's visitor Drops a Bombshell" (missing)
    • 09.05.1974 "Parker Brown's Young visitor causes Him to Act Out of Character" (missing)
    • 10.05.1974 "The Secret of the visitor is Revealed" (missing)
    • 16.05.1974 "Dr Armstrong Makes Parker Brown Face Up to the Realities over his Daughter" (missing)
    • 17.05.1974 "Dr Armstrong's Double shock – a Road Accident Victim and an Interview for a Senior Doctor" (missing)
    • 23.05.1974 "Det Sgt Bentley has Exciting News" (missing)
    • 24.05.1974 "The Lynn Rolland Case Teeters in the Balance" (missing)
    • 30.05.1974 "Both Bywaters and Parker Brown Take Big Risks" (missing)
    • 31.05.1974 "Bad News in the Rolland Case" (missing)
    • 06.06.1974 "Parker Brown is Summoned Urgently to a patient, and Dr Hamlyn decides to Take a Hand" (missing)
    • 07.06.1974 "Can Stones Bleed?" (missing)
    • 13.06.1974 "Barbara Lytton's Mother Pleads with Parker Brown" (missing)
    • 14.06.1974 "Hamlyn and Barbara Lytton See Disaster Approaching" (missing)
    • 20.06.1974 "The Last Minute shock in the Pollard Case" (missing)
    • 21.06.1974 "Lynn Pollard gives Evidence" (missing)
    • 27.06.1974 "Parker's Brown's Party" (missing)
    • 28.06.1974 "Capper is Struck by a Mysterious Disease" (missing)
    • 04.07.1974 "Should Parker Brown discover the truth about Barbara?" (missing)
    • 05.07.1974 "Dr Chitapo is so nice all of a sudden" (missing)
    • 11.07.1974 "Samuel Pike's operation goes wrong" (missing)
    • 12.07.1974 "The Chief Pharmacist's report" (missing)
    • 18.07.1974 Episode No. 183 (missing)
    • 19.07.1974 "Sam Pike's recovery lies in Nurse Hardy's hands" (missing)
    • 25.07.1974 "Chitapo gets disturbing news, Pike makes a decision" (missing)
    • 26.07.1974 "A member of staff undergoes emergency surgery" (missing)
    • 01.08.1974 "Parker Brown's new patient and an old friend" (missing)
    • 02.08.1974 "Holland and Blake make a decision about Peregrine and rosalinda" (missing)
    • 08.08.1974 "Stephen Murdoch learns the truth" (missing)
    • 09.08.1974 "Lorna Murdoch is forced to face the truth about her daughter" (missing)
    • 15.08.1974 "Armstrong reveals his suspicions about Dr Smith, whilst Nurse Holland makes an unwise decision" (missing)
    • 16.08.1974 "Peregrine and Rosalinda suffer a setback" (missing)
    • 22.08.1974 "Armstrong receives an ultimatum" (missing)
    • 23.08.1974 "Lorna Murdoch's unhappy situation develops into a tragedy" (missing)
    • 29.08.1974 "Melanie Murdoch's parentage is resolved. Hardy makes a confession" (missing)
    • 30.08.1974 "The truth about Mrs Redfern"
      One or more sequences exist from a recording on a domestic video format (e.g. VHS, Beta, Philips 1500), but the complete programme is lost.
    • 05.09.1974 "Lorna Murdoch's telegram" (missing)
    • 06.09.1974 "Stephen Murdoch returns from Italy" (missing)
    • 12.09.1974 "The 'Lost' Daughter" (missing)
    • 13.09.1974 "Nurse of the Year Final" (missing)
    • 19.09.1974 "More drugs thefts" (missing)
    • 20.09.1974 "A nurse at the drugs cabinet" (missing)
    • 26.09.1974 "Parker Brown hatches a plan. The drugs theft is solved" (missing)
    • 27.09.1974 "Bad news about an infection. Parker Brown's plan pays off" (missing)
    • 03.10.1974 "Shattering News about a Nurse" (missing)
    • 04.10.1974 "Is Mrs Bishop infected?" (missing)
    • 10.10.1974 "Dr Cathy Waddon returns from holiday, strangely" (missing)
    • 11.10.1974 "Casualty emergency" (missing)
    • 17.10.1974 "Arnold Capper wants to be head porter" (missing)
    • 18.10.1974 "The police find a discrepancy in Turner's story" (missing)
    • 24.10.1974 Episode 211 (missing)
    • 25.10.1974 Episode 212 (missing)
    • 31.10.1974 Episode 213 (missing)
    • 01.11.1974 Episode 214 (missing)
    • 07.11.1974 "Where is the mother of the abandoned baby?" (missing)
    • 08.11.1974 "Sister Washington leaves an unattended ward" (missing)
    • 14.11.1974 "The mother is identified, but the father?" (missing)
    • 15.11.1974 "Alison Ratcliffe's death threatens Washington's career" (missing)
    • 21.11.1974 "The cause of Ratcliffe's death is revealed" (missing)
    • 22.11.1974 "Lily Benson has an unwelcome visitor" (missing)
    • 28.11.1974 "Joe fires his gun..." (missing)
    • 29.11.1974 "The police trap Joe – wll his victim live?" (missing)
    • 05.12.1974 "The mysterious admittance" (missing)
    • 06.12.1974 "Dr Morley meets a solicitor" (missing)
    • 12.12.1974 "Albert Venner's will is revealed" (missing)
    • 13.12.1974 "Parker Brown makes a statement about Trafford irwin" (missing)
    • 19.12.1974 "Irwin and Brown go back a long way" (missing)
    • 20.12.1974 "Irwin makes an astonishing statement" (missing)
    • 02.01.1975 "Capper's mysterious phone call" (missing)
    • 03.01.1975 "Penrose learns Capper's plans" (missing)
    • 13.02.1975 "Mrs Ellis goes into labour in a stuck lift!" (missing)
    • 14.02.1975 "Capper is still on the danger list" (missing)
    • 20.02.1975 "Dr Armstrong Starts to Interview Applicants for his Private Secretary" (missing)
    • 21.02.1975 "A Female patient accuses her daughter" (missing)
    • 27.02.1975 "Parker Brown Takes an Interest in Armstrong's new Secretary" (missing)
    • 28.02.1975 "Blake and Dr Morley Marry" (missing)
    • 06.03.1975 "Capper confides in Sister Washington" (missing)
    • 07.03.1975 "Arthur Judd refuses to have an operation" (missing)
    • 13.03.1975 "Parker Brown is trapped into a marriage proposal" (missing)
    • 14.03.1975 "Dr Chitapo has side Effects from Bywater's Herbal Remedy" (missing)
    • 20.03.1975 "Armstrong Needs a new Secretary, Arthur Still won't have his Operation" (missing)
    • 21.03.1975 "Parker Brown warns Sandra Simpson that her husband won't box again" (missing)
    • 27.03.1975 "A brain specialist examines Joe Simpson" (missing)
    • 28.03.1975 "Joe Simpson sacks his manager" (missing)
    • 03.04.1975 "Dr Hamlyn worries about Dr Yates' treatment of Miss Paisley (missing)
    • 04.04.1975 "Capper is elected to gatehouse's 'Save the Theatre' campaign" (missing)
    • 10.04.1975 "Yates and Hamlyn Benefit from a patient's will" (missing)
    • 17.04.1975 "The Doctors find a cure in the Harcourt case" (missing)
    • 18.04.1975 "Extra casualties, Julie's boyfriend accuses Parker Brown..." (missing)
    • 24.04.1975 "Harcourt has an unexpected visit" (missing)
    • 25.04.1975 "Ruth Harcourt does not like her brother's friend" (missing)
    • 01.05.1975 "Armstrong is approached to open a hospital radio station" (missing)
    • 02.05.1975 "Parker Brown agrees to broadcast on the radio station" (missing)
    • 08.05.1975 "The radio station goes Live" (missing)
    • 09.05.1975 "Holland is affected by food poisoning" (missing)
    • 15.05.1975 "Hamlyn acts over the food poisoning" (missing)
    • 16.05.1975 "Alderman Potter intervenes in the poisoning case" (missing)
    • 22.05.1975 "Bywaters succumbs to food poisoning" (missing)
    • 28.05.1976 "The missing radio equipment is discovered" (missing)
  • Series 6
    • 26.01.1979 Killer at Large (missing)
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