Surgical Spirit. Sheila Sabatini (Nichola McAuliffe). Copyright: Humphrey Barclay Productions
Surgical Spirit

Surgical Spirit

  • TV sitcom
  • ITV1
  • 1989 - 1995
  • 50 episodes (7 series)

Sheila Sabatini is a well-respected surgeon, but equally feared for her no-nonsense, don't-even-try-it attitude. Stars Nichola McAuliffe, Duncan Preston, Marji Campi, David Conville, Emlyn Price and more.

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 3 - Joyce's Ulcer

Why is Joyce Watson, the deputy unit manager, so terrified of having an operation in her own hospital? It takes a woman-to-woman confrontation before Sheila Sabatini finds out.

Broadcast details

Friday 28th April 1989
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Nichola McAuliffe Sheila Sabatini
Duncan Preston Jonathan Haslam
Marji Campi Joyce Watson
David Conville George Hope-Wynne
Emlyn Price Neil Copeland
Suzette Llewellyn Sister Cheryl Patching
Lyndam Gregory Simon Field
Beresford Le Roy Michael Sampson
Guest cast
Shreela Ghosh Sindi Shankar
Valerie Minifie Receptionist
Writing team
Peter Learmouth Writer
Production team
John Kaye Cooper Director
Humphrey Barclay Producer
David Liddiment Executive Producer
Al Mitchell Executive Producer
David Shanks Associate Producer
Tim Rendle Editor
Quentin Chases Production Designer
Beth Charkham Casting Director
Frances Haggett Costume Designer
Chris Coates Lighting Designer
David Cullen Composer
Murray Cook Graphics

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