Bio added 18/4/04
Bio added 18/4/04
Bio added 18/4/04
Bio added 18/4/04
Updated 3/2/06
Angels was the one of the first medical soaps to concentrate more or less exclusively on the nurses rather than the doctors, and is now seen as the direct predecessor to shows such as Casualty and Holby City. The series ran from 1975 to 1983, and gave leading roles to a number of young actresses such as Fiona Fullerton, Lesley Dunlop, Julie Dawn Cole and in later episodes, Pauline Quirke, at a time when strong female roles were rare. The show was much grittier than any medical drama that had gone before, and reflected the fact that Britian, especially London, was indeed a multi-cultural society by featuring Asian and Afro-Caribbean actresses in leading roles at a time when the vast majority of faces seen on TV were white, middle-class and male. 

The series was devised by Paula Milne, a former Coronation Street scriptwriter, who wanted to show nurses as real people rather than as the sweet-faced Ministering Angels of Mercy which had been more or less the norm with medical dramas up until then. Set in the fictional St.Angela's Hospital in Battersea, we saw the stress and strain of the job taking its toll on the staff, their families, social lives and even their own health. It wasn't afraid to tackle harder issues such as racism and bullying in the workplace, either.  

The pictures on this site come from episodes which were originally broadcast from 1976 to 1980; but were repeated on the UK Gold cable channel early in 2000. Special thanks go to Paul who took the 1978-1980 vidcaps and supplied much of the character bios, and to Graeme who has contributed a number of pictures (prefixed with the letter G) to the 1976-1977 galleries.

This site will be updated occasionally. Contributions are most welcome, you can contact St.Angela's on: 

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Useful Links

Angels (and a bit about Casualty) From the '80s Actual Blog, added May 2010.
1983 Title Sequence (YouTube)  Added June 2007 (thanks to Michael)
BFI Screenonline entry for Angels 
UK Soaps Angels page Now contains full progamme guide.
1982 Title sequence (Real Player)
Nurses Uniforms Past & Present - My other website
Angels Photo Album Scans from the BBC tie-in Annuals.
IMDB Angels entry
TV Tome Angels page
Life on Set John Glentoran (Dr Edward Clark) talks about the 3rd season.
Nostalgia Central Angels Page 
The Characters
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1975-1977
1978-1980
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New January 2006
1976 Radio Times article comparing real life on the wards to that depicted in St.Angela's.
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New February 2006
Cover scans and group pictures from the three Angels Annuals.
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New April 2008
Vidcaps from Series 1, Episodes 1 & 6, 'Arrival' and 'Case History'.
Thanks to Simon for the pics.
Click Here and Here

New May 2008
Vidcaps from Series 1, Episodes 2 & 5, 'Initiation' and 'Off Duty'
Thanks to Simon for the pics.
Click Here and Here

New January 2009
Vidcaps from Series 1, Episode 7, 'Nights'.
Thanks to Simon for the pics.
Click Here 

The original Angels, 1975.
New August 2009
Vidcaps from Series 1, Episode 8, 'On The Mat'.
Thanks to Simon for the pics.
Click Here 

New November 2009
DVDs of Season 1 are now available. See Tara's messages on the Guestbook for details.
Click Here 

New November 2011
Vidcaps from Series 1, Episode 11, 'Casualty'.
Thanks to Simon for the pics.
Click Here 

New January 2012
Vidcaps from Series 1, Episode 12, 'Interim'.
Thanks to Simon for the pics.
Click Here 

New February 2012
Vidcaps from Series 1, Episode 13, 'Linda'.
Thanks to Simon for the pics.
Click Here 

New March 2013
 Series 1 is now available to pre-order from Amazon
Here's the link.

New January 2013
At long last, Series 1 is getting a full DVD release in March. Here's the link.
​Nothing yet on Amazon or the BBC site, I'll keep you posted.
New November 2013
 Rose's Green SEN Uniform for sale on Ebid.
Here's the link.