The Fragile Heart

Edgar Pascoe is a highly successful and charismatic cardiac surgeon. Pre-eminent in his field, he is the embodiment of the upper echelons of medicine: urbane, assured, supremely confident in his own abilities. But he is not infallible - either in the operating theatre or in his private life with his divided family. Edgar's wife Lileth, a dedicated and compassionate country GP, is increasingly drawn to the holistic arts of healing still practiced in the East, but scorned by purveyors of Western technology. As their professional ideals and methods clash, so inevitably does their relationship. Nicola is Edgar's favoured child, ruthless and unscrupulous in her ambition to emulate her illustrious father. But it is in China, heading a medical delegation, that Edgar is confronted by an ethical dilemma over the abuse of human rights and is forced into a painful moral awakening which will prove to affect every area of his life.

TitleThe Fragile Heart
First Air DateNovember 6th, 1996
Last Air DateNovember 20th, 1996
GenreDrama
NetworkChannel 4
Production CompanyCarnival Films & Television
ProducerBrian Eastman
Number of Seasons1 Seasons
Number of Episodes3 Episodes
Plot Keywordssurgeon, miniseries, medical drama
Nigel Hawthorne
Nigel Hawthorne
Dr. Edgar Pascoe
Dearbhla Molloy
Dearbhla Molloy
Dr. Lileth Pascoe
Helen McCrory
Helen McCrory
Nicola Pascoe
Dominic Mafham
Dominic Mafham
Daniel Pascoe
Gareth Armstrong
Gareth Armstrong
Profusionist
Marian McLoughlin
Marian McLoughlin
Margaret Sedgley