Masterpiece Mystery: Breathless

(Rochester, NY) - Breathless, a stylish and compelling new medical drama set in London in 1961, starring Jack Davenport (Smash, Pirates of the Caribbean) as a brilliant surgeon who believes he can make a difference in the lives of women, airs Sundays, starting August 24, 2014 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV. 

Breathless follows the lives of a group of doctors and nurses working in a London hospital, a world in which everything and everyone has their place. But underneath this veneer simmers a cauldron of lies and guilty secrets, driven by love, ambition, and sex. Other cast members include Zoe Boyle and Iain Glen of Downton Abbey and Natasha Little.

Breathless opens in 1961, a time when Britain was on the brink of the ‘60s revolution – abortion is illegal and the contraceptive pill is only just available to married women. Set in and around a busy gynecology unit, medicine becomes the perfect stage to play out the shifting and complex moral codes of early 1960s society.

Pictured: Shown from left to right: Natasha Little as Elizabeth Powell, Jack Davenport as Dr. Otto Powell, Zoe Boyle as Jean Meecher, Oliver Chris as Dr. Richard Truscott, and Sarah Parish as Margaret

Credit: Courtesy of (C) ITV Studios for MASTERPIECE

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