Saturday 16th April 2011
Monroe follows the captivating and brilliant neurosurgeon Dr. Gabriel Monroe, played by James Nesbitt (Cold Feet), in this highly charged emotional drama, new from ITV Studios Home Entertainment, and available on DVD from 25th April 2011.
At work, Monroe, possesses the courage, the skill and the genius to perform cutting-edge brain surgery but at home the story is rather different - he's a passenger, afraid to admit that his life is falling apart. Burdened with a difficult balancing act between his personal life and the constant emergencies that bring patients to his door, Monroe promises complex characters, witty interplay and dramatic emotional stories.
Penned by Peter Bowker (Eric and Ernie, Occupation, esperate Romantics, Wuthering Heights) the compelling six part series is directed by Paul McGuigan (Sherlock, Lucky Number Slevin) and offers a concentrated dose of sophisticated drama and witty interplay, with James Nesbitt doing what he does best, delivering a vigorous and intelligent performance.
With a strong supporting cast including Sarah Parish (Mistresses, Cutting It) as cardiac surgeon Jenny Bremner and Tom Riley (Bouquet of Barbed Wire, Lost in Austen) as anaesthetist Dr Laurence Shepherd, Monroe eclipses conventional hospital dramas to focus on how intense situations can create among strangers an unexpected aftermath of reluctant, dysfunctional unities joined by hope, fear and grief.
- Behind the Scenes
Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.