Jemma Redgrave stars in this lavish period drama as the feisty and compassionate Dr. Eleanor Bramwell who sets her sights on becoming a leading surgeon – an ambition unheard of for women in Victorian England.
Determined to take the medical profession out of the dark ages, her strongly held opinions draw her into conflict with the chief surgeon, a man keener on tradition than he is on progress.
Young Dr. Bramwell is caring, talented and passionate about medicine – yet the doctor is barely tolerated by the medical establishment. In 1895, women were not expected to display new ideas, boundless energy and a driving ambition to become a leading surgeon. With the odds stacked against her, Eleanor Bramwell is determined to pursue her dream…but is society ready for Eleanor?