Children's Ward

Children's Ward is a British children's television drama series produced by Granada Television and broadcast on the ITV network as part of its Children's ITV strand on weekday afternoons. The programme was set – as the title suggests – in Ward B1, the children's ward of the fictitious South Park Hospital, and told the stories of the young patients and the staff present there. Aimed at older children and teenagers, Children's Ward was a long-lived series for a children's drama, starting life in 1988 as a contribution to the Dramarama anthology strand, "Blackbird Singing In The Dead of Night", then first broadcast as a series 1989 and running from then until 2000. The series was conceived by Granada staff writers Paul Abbott and Kay Mellor, both of whom went on to enjoy successful careers as award-winning writers of adult television drama. At the time, they were both working on the soap opera Coronation Street, and had recently collaborated on a script for Dramarama. Abbott, who had been through a troubled childhood himself, had initially wanted to set the series in a children's care home rather than a hospital, but this was vetoed by Granada executives. During the course of its run, however, Children's Ward won many plaudits for covering difficult issues such as cancer, alcoholism, drug addiction and child abuse in a sensitive manner. The programme won many awards, including in 1996 a BAFTA Children's Award for Best Drama, won by an episode in which a serial killer lures children to him via the internet and is – highly unusually for children's television – not eventually caught.

Created By: Kay Mellor | Paul Abbott |
Genres: Drama | Family |
Production Company:

Children's Ward-Azwaad Movie Database
  • Release Date: 15-03-1989
  • Total Sessions: 12
  • Total Episodes: 143
  • Vote Count: 0
  • IMDB Rating: 0.0
  • Network: ITV |
  • Status: Ended
  • Homepage: N/A



Photo Name Character
Jane Danson-Azwaad Movie Database Jane Danson
Nikki Sanderson-Azwaad Movie Database Nikki Sanderson
Alan Rothwell-Azwaad Movie Database Alan Rothwell
Steven Arnold-Azwaad Movie Database Steven Arnold
Tina O'Brien-Azwaad Movie Database Tina O'Brien
Victoria Finney-Azwaad Movie Database Victoria Finney
Richard Calabro-Azwaad Movie Database Richard Calabro
Nina Baden-Semper-Azwaad Movie Database Nina Baden-Semper
Judy Holt-Azwaad Movie Database Judy Holt
Anthony Lewis-Azwaad Movie Database Anthony Lewis

See Full Cast & Crew of Children's Ward

Similar TV Shows

St. Elsewhere

1982 - 5.4

St. Elsewhere is an American medical drama television series that originally ran on NBC from October 26, 1982 to May 25, 1988. The series starred Ed Flanders, Norman Lloyd and William Daniels ...

Interns

2010 - 6.2

Medical sitcom Ivan Okhlobystin about doctors who still do not know how to treat, but know how to make people laugh. The main characters of the sitcom - ...

ER

1994 - 7.4

Explores the inner workings of an urban teaching hospital and the critical issues faced by the dedicated physicians and staff of its overburdened emergency room.

Chicago Hope

1994 - 7.9

Chicago Hope is an American medical drama television series, created by David E. Kelley. It ran on CBS from September 18, 1994, to May 4, 2000. The series is set in a ...

Saving Hope

2012 - 6.5

When Charlie Harris ends up in a coma, he leaves the Hope-Zion Hospital in chaos - and his fiancée and fellow surgeon, Alex Reid, in a state ...

Nurse Jackie

2009 - 7.0

Every day is a matter of life and death in a hectic New York City hospital, but for Nurse Jackie that's the easiest part. Between chronic back pain ...

House

2004 - 8.4

Dr. Gregory House, a drug-addicted, unconventional, misanthropic medical genius, leads a team of diagnosticians at the fictional Princeton–Plainsboro Teaching Hospital in New Jersey.

The Resident

2018 - 8.4

A tough, brilliant senior resident guides an idealistic young doctor through his first day, pulling back the curtain on what really happens, both good and bad, in modern-day ...

Casualty

1986 - 5.0

Drama series about the staff and patients at Holby City Hospital's emergency department, charting the ups and downs in their personal and professional lives.

The Good Doctor

2017 - 8.6

A young surgeon with Savant syndrome is recruited into the surgical unit of a prestigious hospital. The question will arise: can a person who doesn't have the ability ...

Descendants of the Sun

2016 - 7.2

A drama about the love of people who get closer as they learn to be considerate of each other in desperate times and sacrifices made by people who ...

Another

2012 - 8.3

When Kouichi Sasakibara transfers to his new school, he can sense something frightening in the atmosphere of his new class, a secret none of them will talk about. ...

Around The Web