The Complete First Season

DVD - 2005
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Set in 1895, Bramwell follows the fortunes of Dr. Eleanor Bramwell in her pursuit of public health and private amours in Victorian-era London. Feisty and unconventional, her sights are set on becoming a leading surgeon, an ambition unheard of for women in Victorian society. The lavish period drama begins with Eleanor assisting at the East London Hospital of eminent surgeon Sir Herbert Hamilton. From the very beginning Eleanor's desire to take the medical profession out of the dark ages draws her into conflict with Sir Hamilton's old fashioned and often barbaric practices. But Eleanor's energy and compassion are recognized by Lady Cora Peters, who sets her up in a small charitable infirmary in the slums where Eleanor will encounter the difficulties and dangers of attending to the needs of London's poor and the criminal underworld that share London's East End.
Publisher: [New Jersey] : Shanachie Entertainment, 2005
Branch Call Number: DVD BRA Season 1 TV
Characteristics: 3 videodiscs (349 min.) : sd., col. ; 12 cm


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment
Jan 15, 2017

I loved it! I highly recommend it. Jemma Redgrave was excellent!

Dec 16, 2016

And yet another excellent series deprived for those of us deaf needing closed captioning!

Aug 06, 2015

I liked this series of years ago & always curious to see how these actors progress in their careers. The writers offer a wide view of societal issues coming out of the Victorian Era at the beginning of 20th C. I felt it was a good depiction of poverty, the class system & values of the time.

Jun 26, 2013

A very well-done, period series about a pioneer woman doctor trying to practice medicine amidst the unacceptance in the male profession. She faces a lot of challenges and shows dogged determination to continue to live according to her conscience, even when she has to go against the culture of that time. Wether it's to be the first to ride a bicycle, and wear pants to do so, or to speak up to the head surgeon when in strong disagreement with him. Well-being of the patient is her first priority. She is passionate and idealistic, yet, still has much to learn about politics and her own imperfections. Great costumes and acting. Throughly enjoyable movie. I recommend it.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at HPL

To Top