One of the major success stories of ITV's children's programming, this BAFTA award-winning show ran for over a decade and detailed the trials and tribulations of staff and patients at a children's ward in a busy hospital. Co-written by award-winning writers Paul Abbott (Shameless) and Kay Mellor (The Chase), the series pulled no punches and was loved by adults and children alike for its realistic portrayal of mature themes in a sensitive manner. Made by Granada Television for the Children's ITV Network.
Runtime: 25 minutes
Children's Ward - Children's Ward - Netflix
Children's Ward (retitled The Ward from 1995 to 1998) is a British children's television drama series produced by Granada Television and broadcast on the ITV network as part of its Children's ITV strand on weekday afternoons. The programme was set – as the title suggests – in Ward B1, the children's ward of the fictitious South Park Hospital (known as Sparky's), and told the stories of the young patients and the staff present there. Aimed at older children and teenagers, Children's Ward was a long-lived series for a children's drama, starting life in 1988 as a contribution to the Dramarama anthology strand, “Blackbird Singing In The Dead of Night”, then first broadcast as a series 1989 and running from then until 2000.
Children's Ward - Script book - Netflix
Exact title unknown, possibly Children's Ward. Edited by Lawrence Till (contains selected scripts from the series by Paul Abbott, Kay Mellor and John Chambers), published by Heinemann Plays/Oxford in 1992.