District Nurse Classic TV Show
Megan Roberts is not just The District Nurse of the mining valleys of South Wales. Her role may be medical but her caring way stretches across communities and prejudices of a tough land. Nerys Hughes stars in this period drama set in the 1930's.
District Nurse Fan Tributes12 daryl williams from ebbw vale: i daryl williams starred in this along with my brother christian when we was at pontygof school wales i 1984. This will be a could memorabiliar for my daughter louannah for when she is older to understand the past history.. you can watch this on utube type in nerys hughes district nurse or you can now buy the dvd collection from amazon
11 callum sykes sollars from bridgend: margaret john was great
10 Leanne Lapping from Ebbw Vale: I was in District Nurse when I attended Pontygof School, I think I was the age of about nine which would make it 1982. I was in an episode with some girls who tied another girl up with a skipping rope in the play yard of the school
9 Alex Dow from Kingdom of Fife: To follow up from my previous posting, Margaret returned to Nursing in October 2007 at age 68, as she felt that she should maintain her skills and apply her lengthy experience to the benefit of others.
8 whendy taylor from wales: could anyone help me find deborah manship, she is a cousin to my father, and would love her to call my nana lena
7 Alex Dow: My lady-wife, Margaret, being a District Nursing Sister, watched the series, "District Nurse" with interest.
As a result of the start of the TV series, the "Daily Record" (Scottish daily tabloid) wanted to publish a feature on the work of 1980's District Nurses in Scotland; and it was given Margaret's name etc, to interview etc.
The London Editor came up to compile the report and later a photographer came through from Glasgow, both going with her to patients who had agreed to be involved.
The piece was published in the edition for Thursday, January 26 1984.
The TV series, District Nurse, is used as a means of introducing the feature, mentioning Nerys Hughes, South Wales, Twenties, mining etc, leading to-
"But there ends the comparison with the TV series, starring Nerys Hughes".
Ironically, Margaret is from South Wales, her father was a miner down there etc.
Within a year or two, Margaret had made a TV broadcast, also on the work of District Nurses for the STV afternoon series "Bodyline".
Margaret retires in this first week of August 2004, after almost 31 years "on the district" as an H-Grade Sister, Practical Work Teacher, Counsellor, Nurse Prescriber etc; and having received two awards from the "Queen's Nursing Institute Scotland"
6 Nathan o callaghan from EBBW VALE: Can anybody help me:I am trying to find out when children from pontygof primay school were used in district nurse as my wife was one of these children .she as never seen this eposode.PLEASE CAN ANYBODY HELP ME FIND THIS EPOSODE
5 Elizabeth from N.Ireland: The Welsh accent is beautiful, and Nerys is wonderful. She still looks beautiful!
4 Udo from Planet Numpty: I love the episodfe in which the potato is given the kiss of life
3 Roy from Pontypridd. Wales: Does anyone remember any details of the episode when nerys Hughes visited a small mine using Pit Ponies?
2 Linda from Newcastle Upon Tyne: Loved The District Nurse. Nerys Hughes was perfect as Megan Roberts. Those accents - just wonderful!
1 Jane Sinnett from New Zealand: I loved the district nurse. It used to be on on sunday afternoons/evenings just as we were having tea!
Nerys Hughes as Megan Roberts
Freddie Jones as Dr. Emlyn Issacs
John Ogwen as David Price
Margaret John as Gwen Harris
Philip Raymond as Hugh Morris
Rio Fanning as Dr O'Casey
Beth Morris as Evalina Williams
Gareth Potter as Bryn Morris
Bethan Jones as Lily Thomas
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