The Fragile Heart: Complete Miniseries (DVD)
Nigel Hawthorne stars in this BAFTA-winning 1996 Channel 4 series about corruption, greed and medical ethics.
Nigel Hawthornes celebrated portrayal of Edgar Pascoe, a prominent heart surgeon corrupted by physical weakness and moral ambiguity, won the 1997 BAFTA for Best TV actor.
While Edgars wife Lileth (Dearbhla Molloy) is a dependable and respectable country GP, drawn to the art of holistic healing popular in the East, Edgar heads up a delegation to China to promote new high-tech advancements in medicine, where experts in the West carrying out operations via satellite link.
Their daughter Nicola (Helen McCrory), who wishes to follow in her fathers footsteps, begins to show a ruthless approach to her own career progression, and starts dabbling in some controversial practices.
Edgar faces an ethical dilemma over the practice of Chinese organ sales, and possible human rights abuses that have occurred as a result. He also attempts to conceal his daughters despicable actions as she attempts to climb the career ladder. Whatever decisions he makes, there are likely to be disastrous consequences.
This powerful three-part drama written by Paula Milne (The Politicians Wife / Endgame) was filmed expertly on location in the UK, Australia and Taiwan.
Release Date: 8th October 2018
Run Time: 200 mins