The National Health. Image shows from L to R: Sister McFee / Sister Mary MacArthur (Eleanor Bron), Barnet / Dr. Neil Boyd (Jim Dale). Copyright: Virgin.

The National Health

1973 British comedy film about hospital care. Stars Lynn Redgrave, Colin Blakely, Eleanor Bron, Jim Dale, Donald Sinden and others.

The National Health. Image shows from L to R: Mr. Carr / Senior Surgeon Boyd (Donald Sinden), Sister McFee / Sister Mary MacArthur (Eleanor Bron), Nurse Lake (Jumoke Debayo), Barnet / Dr. Neil Boyd (Jim Dale). Copyright: Virgin.

The National Health

Satire on the National Health Service

Genre
Film
Released
1973
Starring
Lynn Redgrave, Colin Blakely, Eleanor Bron, Jim Dale, Donald Sinden, Bob Hoskins, David Hutcheson, Mervyn Johns and others
Writer
Peter Nichols
Director
Jack Gold
Producers
Ned Sherrin and Terry Glinwood

Black comic satire on the National Health Service, contrasting the bleak reality of life in a dull, average hospital, with the imagined goings-on at a hospital in a TV medical soap opera, and its plethora of staff.

Production Details

UK certificate
AA
Duration
98 minutes
Release date
Tuesday 6th March 1973
Produced
1972
Distributor

Columbia Pictures

Production company
Also known as
  • Nurse Norton's Affair
  • The National Health Or Nurse Norton's Affair
Laugh track
None

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